Hellenologophobia is the fear of complex scientific terminology.
How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.
It could have housed five million bodies.
The word association game lets you complete open-ended prompts with lines from Melville's classic novel.
Great links to start your day!
Scientists still aren't sure what makes us laugh when we're scared—but they have some pretty compelling theories.
How a $100,000 home became a priceless investment.
The design stories behind the bills (including a tiff between Founding Fathers!).
Researchers think they know why people zone out.
The image of the last pill bubbling and expelling orange liquid will definitely give you pause the next time you have to take your meds.
Weather, water, and basic human neglect is threatening to wipe these sites off the map.
For one thing, a trip to the polls used to involve a lot more booze.
Guns? Check. Masks? Check. Poetry book? If you're going to rob a stagecoach, here's how to do it with flair.
Kenny Caperton loved the blue Victorian home so much that he decided to construct his own version.
Ghost words have nothing to do with otherworldly apparitions, but they’re enough to scare the headwords off lexicographers.
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