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Colbert's New Job

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Stephen Colbert has been hired to replace David Letterman. Some other talk show hosts think it’s great, others, not so much.
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Beautiful Vintage Photos of Bygone Bookstores. I wonder how many of them had a cat inside.
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Photographer Robert X. Fogarty took portraits of Boston Marathon Bombing survivors for a project called Dear World. Each person has a hand-written message displayed on their body.
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Your cat wants your undivided attention. And you have no business playing guitar when your cat wants its back scratched.
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare. He couldn’t even be bothered to teach his kids to read.
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The Border Towns the Constitution Forgot. “CBP enjoys these really unique policing powers that would violate the constitution in any other party of the country.”
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You’ll love this compilation of baby sloths making their little squeaking noises. You just want to hug them all!
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How to insult people in Italian: GoodFellas edition. A story can have a much deeper meaning when you know the culture behind it.
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7 last-minute tips for tax procrastinators. Factor in time to do everything you need to do, and you should get started yesterday.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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