Special Cups Mimic the Moon's Phases as You Drink

Rebecca OConnell

Honor our cold and distant neighbor with these cool "Moon Glasses."

8 Hard Facts About the Penis Bone

Kate Horowitz

What is it, what does it do, and why don't humans have one?

One of the Largest Concentrations of Sharks Ever Filmed

Andrew LaSane

If you're not already afraid of sharks, you will be.

Why Your Dog Hates Postal Workers

the mag

The rational science behind Fido's seemingly irrational aggression.

For This Food Writer, Cooking Is a Science

Kirstin Fawcett

J. Kenji López-Alt's new book takes cues from chemistry and physics to explain why certain cooking techniques make some dishes so tasty.

35 Creative Slang Terms for Death from the Past 600 Years

Arika Okrent

Many of the terms are still familiar, but quite a few are less known—and delightful.

Chicago is Turning Its Train System Into a Moving Library

Kirstin Fawcett

From October 12-18, the CTA will leave books on trains for passengers to read during their commute.

Dollyisms: 26 Quotes and Quips From Dolly Parton

Suzanne Raga

Because you probably hummed "9 to 5" on your way to work this morning.

Listen to a 4500-Year-Old Instrument

Shaunacy Ferro

The Lyre of Ur is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world.

11 Incredible Election Myths, Busted

Millennials Have to Work Harder Than Their Parents Did to Stay Fit

Andrew LaSane

A recently published explains why it's not your fault.

Watch 100 Years of Wedding Dresses Captured in 3 Minutes

Anna Green

Watch fashion history unfold.

6 Myths of the London Stone

Emily Becker

No one is exactly sure why this unassuming block of limestone is important, but here are our favorite theories.

Oops: Ancient Greek Poem Accidentally Printed on Vessel 2000 Years Ago

Anna Green

The poem was by Ancient Greek poet Solon

Become a Sabrage Samurai With This Modern "Sword"

Caitlin Schneider

It's not just about getting the champagne flowing, it's also about how you do it.