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Typewriters Suck. This Web App Proves It.

If you’re nostalgic for typewriters, maybe you haven’t actually used one lately?<p>Typewriters are beautiful objects. They are charming and ingenious in a way that only something analog can be. They make sounds that strike a chord even in those born long after the <i>thwack-thwack</i> of a type hammer …

Helix Sleep's Customized Mattresses

In the Western world, it seems one of the most universal narratives is that of the nightmare mattress. We've all had a Goldilocks moment (or three) in beds that are too hard, too hot, lumpy, squishy, lopsided or creaky. Unsurprisingly, it was the shared experience of buying lousy mattresses that …

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Solar-Powered Sea Slugs: The Rare Organisms with Plant-Like Qualities

Meet the <i>Elysia chlorotica</i>, a bright green sacoglossa found along the Atlantic coast of North America that's earned the title of “solar-powered sea slug” for its ability to produce its own energy with sunlight and the chloroplasts that it sucks off of algae. This unusual process, which is similar to …

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