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Divers Just Found A Sweet Tub Of Cheese In A 17th-Century Shipwreck

An on-going excavation of a Swedish warship sunk in the 17th century recently yielded quite the haul. The newly found treasure includes gold coins, a diamond ring and a 340-year-old pot of cheese. Truly, the ocean is full of wonders.


Researchers Just Figured Out A New Way To Keep Apples Fresh For Weeks

Our current solution to apples that start to soften (just bake them into a pie) has been working darn well. But a new method could give us apples that stay crisp for several weeks.


18th Century Pancakes Were Weird And Slightly Racist

The unfortunate truth of peering into our collective past is that eventually, something intolerant rears its head. For example, this pancake recipe found and cooked by 18th century cooking aficionado Jonathan Townsend doesn’t call the griddle treats pancakes at all — they’re “Indian slapjacks.”


Scientists Are Closer Than Ever To Growing A Tomato That Ripens But Doesn't Rot

Keeping a tomato flavorful and firm past a few days is no easy task, as anyone who has made the catastrophic mistake of sticking a tomato in the fridge can attest. Now, new research could finally give us a much longer span of time to eat that tomato.


Wonder Bread Plus Fire Makes A Miraculous Material

Wonder Bread is already semi-miraculous: It’s impossibly soft, sweet, and shelf-stable. But unlocking the true potential inside this fluffy stuff results in a substance nearly impervious to heat and electricity, not dissimilar from what used to cover the exterior of spacecraft.


No, A Lemon Can't Actually Start Fires And Here's Why

Earlier this year a video appeared online purportedly showing how you could turn a lemon into a simple battery and then use it to start a fire by igniting a piece of steel wool. Uh no, that’s where the science falls apart.


Australian Researchers Just Made A Breakthrough In Growing Crops During A Drought

Drought is spreading across farmland worldwide — and it’s only going to get more intense. New research offers a clue on how we might be able to continue to grow the staples we’re used to but with much less water.


Sweep Everything Off Your Desk And Make Room For This LEGO Pizza Hut Machine

Video: The latest addition to Astonishing Studio’s line of “sets LEGO should really be making” is a miniature Pizza Hut that dispenses personal pizzas after you feed it five dollars using a working currency slot. Imagine having pizza on-demand at your desk at all times. Suddenly you’ll look forward to going to work.


That Spicy Green Paste Next To Your Sushi Is Probably Not Wasabi

I’ll take an unagi roll, some tuna nigiri and a side of lies, please.


This Post Has Nothing To Do With Pokémon GO, I Promise

Video: It’s been a wild couple of days and we’re not going to talk about it at all here.


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