Alle Williams

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Would Your Cat Choose You Over Its Food?

The stereotype of cats as aloof and indifferent is among many feline myths.<p>Cats are huge internet celebrities, so of course there are rumors about them.<p>Today we’re debunking the feline mystique, from their notorious independence to their tendency to go outside the box. (Learn surprising things you …

Pets

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Watch mama duck's reaction as firefighters try to rescue her babies from storm drain

Remember, your mother loves you this much, too.<p>Cameras were rolling in Gilbert, Ariz., as firefighters there responded to a family emergency.<p>They …

Cute Animals

Two-headed fawn found in Minnesota forest shows rare wildlife deformity

A mushroom hunter's discovery of a conjoined white-tailed fawn in a Minnesota forest two years ago is being hailed by researchers as a landmark case among oddities in nature.<p>The fawns, which were stillborn, are believed to have been the first recorded case of a conjoined two-headed deer to have …

Mississippi River

The Only List of Baking Substitutions You'll Ever Need

We all know what it's like to reach for the baking powder and only come up with baking soda. With this guide, you'll never be caught without an …

Dessert

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.<p>The world's most robust animals may very well survive until the sun stops shining.<p>Also known as water bears, tardigrades are tiny water-dwelling creatures famed for their resiliency. The …

Universe

Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?<p><i>Leer en español.</i><p>Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru's …

Archaeology

Fish With a Built-in Switchblade and Other Secret Animal Weapons

From harpoons to swivel-fangs, many creatures rely on hidden arms to deter predators.<p>Animal weapons are usually too obvious to be secret.<p>It's tough to miss moose antlers and beetle horns, for instance, which become "billboards" that advertise their fighting ability, says Doug Emlen, a biologist at …

Nature

As Predators Rebound, You're More Likely to See Alligators at the Beach

Large predators are coming back onto land that’s been claimed by humans. Here’s how to deal with the change.<p>Sometimes, things pop up in places where we least expect them. So when an apex predator was sneaking through a saltmarsh where Brian Silliman was studying crabs and snails, he was shocked.<p>“I …

Nature

Leopard grabs and eats toddler alive in Uganda national park

A 2-year-old toddler was attacked and killed by a leopard on Friday at the Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.<p>The boy was following his nanny into the kitchen of the park's staff headquarters when he was snatched by the leopard and dragged into bushes. The child's mother …

Wildlife

Four rare felines dubbed "the world's fluffiest cats" have arrived at Chester Zoo

FOUR rare felines dubbed the "world’s fluffiest cats" have arrived at Chester Zoo.<p>It is the first time carnivore experts at the zoo have ever cared …

Wildlife

These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Literature

Rare White Lion Cub Seen in South Africa

An expert weighs in to clear up misconceptions about white lions.<p>On March 5, wildlife guides at the Ngala Private Game Reserve in South Africa stumbled upon an unusual sight—a white lion cub in the wild.<p>According to Lyle Bruce McCabe, a field guide at the reserve, he was watching a male lion …

Wildlife

Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood

It really does sound like something from a horror movie: a giant spider larger than a man’s hand, which makes loud hissing sounds and has powerful long venomous fangs.<p>While many people would run the other way when face-to-face with such an enormous arachnid, a group of North Queensland locals did …

The real reason why most plane seats are blue – and other curious facts about plane cabins

Ever wonder why nearly all planes have blue seats? You've probably never noticed. Or why brand new models are still equipped with ash trays when it's illegal to smoke on board these days? Well wonder no more. Here we unpack some of lesser-known facts behind the design of an aircraft cabin.<p>Why seats …

Target Just Announced a New Line That Will Make You Say, "Anthropologie Who?"

There's nothing more disheartening than falling in love with the perfect decor piece for your home, only to check the price and get the wind knocked out of you by sticker shock. (I still have dreams about the stunning Anthropologie rug I lusted over before realizing the $100 price was for a tiny …

At the heart of Canada’s fentanyl crisis, extreme efforts that U.S. cities may follow

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Beneath a blue tarp that blocks out a gray sky, Jordanna Coleman inhales the smoke from a heated mixture of heroin and methamphetamine, sucking the addictive vapor deep into her lungs.<p>The drugs and pipe, acquired elsewhere, are hers. But the shelter, the equipment she uses to …

British Columbia

How to Organize a Pantry

It’s hard to know what food you have when you can’t see it. If there’s no electricity in the pantry, consider battery-operated lighting to illuminate …

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

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Cure Your Sweet Tooth: NYC'S Best Dessert Guide

Calling all dessert lovers... this one's for you.<p>January 11, 2018<p>I have always had a very strong sweet tooth, and throughout my childhood, I always …

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The top acne spot treatments, according to 7 dermatologists

Stressed out because you have a pimple or do you have a pimple because you’re stressed out? Either way, when a zit surfaces, there’s no point in …

15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Use these essential abilities to slay your next big trip.<p>If you’re well prepared for adventure and can find the humor in things not going according to plan, you’ll never stop exploring. To understand just what will get you to that place, we spoke with endurance athletes, gear gurus, and elite …

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13 Eggnog-Inspired Recipes to Make During the Holidays

Because spiked eggnog is so last Christmas.<p>December 07, 2016<p>I love eggnog as much as the next person – its rich, creamy texture and sweet, cinnamon-y …

Banana Pudding Pie Bars With Meringue

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the pudding: Whisk together cornstarch, salt, and 1½ cups sugar in a large saucepan. Add ¾ cup milk and whisk until …

11 Kitchen Things You Need to Clean ASAP

No one wants to admit it, but chances are… your kitchen is due for a deep clean. Here’s your guide to getting it done.<p>Deep cleans... they’re …

Mother Monkey Eats Mummified Baby in 'Astonishing' Case

In a first for Tonkean macaques, a first-time mom in an animal sanctuary ate the remains of her deceased infant, a new study says.<p>Primates are known both to grieve their loved ones and practice cannibalism, but for the first time, scientists have recorded a Tonkean macaque eating her dead …

Animals

How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape

The unusual ecological experiment took place in Mississippi, and the scientists were awed by the results—especially the rivers of maggots.<p>In nature, mass mortality sometimes happens. More than 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan drop dead in a matter of weeks; 337 dead whales wash up in a remote …

Pigs

This Amazing Tree That Shows How Languages Are Connected Will Change The Way You See Our World

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin? This is what …