Allison Dufour

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6 Terrifying Bedtime Stories That Kept Kids in Line

Long before Edward Gorey offed children alphabetically, writers sought to instill good manners and exemplary behavior through strange, scary …

Books

11 Terrifying and Amazing Facts About Alligators

Alligators are pretty terrifying as they are, but scientists are making new discoveries about the reptilian ambush predators that only add to their …

Pets

7 Stunning Mineral Formations

The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by …

8 Things You No Longer See At Gas Stations

There are exceptions to every rule, so there are probably some gas stations that still have uniformed mechanics on duty and free maps. But for the …

Genetics

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Starwatch: Mars at its closest

Mars comes closer to the Earth on 14 April than at any time since early 2008. Even so, it appears only 15.2 arcsec across through our telescopes and we need good observing conditions, and some patience, to appreciate its surface detail. Just don't expect as sharp a view as that in our Hubble image …

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

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5 Reasons to Visit Mozambique Now

Unspoiled, undeveloped, and untamed, Mozambique is fast-emerging on the international tourism circuit with its wild beauty and exotic influences. …