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Two hands grab a wishbone in front of a Thanksgiving table

Follow these three basic tips to increase your chances of ending up with the bigger side of the bone (infographic).

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The temperature at which champagne is stored determines what comes out of the bottle.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Dilution may make flavors more readily available to be savored.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Dressmakers are exceptional at judging distances, while dentists and surgeons are no better than the rest of us.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Canadians are changing how they say words -- and so are many Americans.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

To human brains, the sight and smell of sickness are a bigger deal than the sum of their parts.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Computer model suggests nomads may be more likely than settlers to absorb new words, but linguists remain skeptical.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

In Ethiopia, churches may hold the key to protecting threatened species.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

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