The Best Timelapse You'll See all Week

Chris Higgins

Here's a beautifully photographed collection of timelapse shots from Arizona and Utah, created by one man (Dustin Farrell) using one camera (a Canon 5D Mark II -- hey, it's only a few thousa

The Money Trees of the UK

Jill Harness

Imagine wandering through the forest when all of a sudden you stumble upon a massive tree completely covered in coins dating back centuries. No, you haven't discovered a magical giving tree.

For a T-Shirt: The Weirdest Dissertation You Can Find (and Link To)

Jason English

I was working on a quiz called "Bizarre Dissertation Title or Something We Made Up?" Actually, the title—and trying to find something better than "Something We Made Up?"—is as far

Fun Photos With the Moon

Jill Harness

If you've ever felt like you could just reach up and touch the moon, you'll certainly appreciate Laurent Lavender's photos of people posing with the moon.

Brain Game: Math Square #93

As promised a new Monday Math Square here at the Brain Game. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Car Jumps Rope

Miss Cellania

In 1959, Marine Corps pilot William Rankin was cruising at nine miles above the earth in an F-8 Crusader combat jet when something went wrong and he had to eject.

Weekend Links: 348 Photos of People Losing it in Haunted Houses

Allison Keene

348 Photos of People Absolutely Losing Their S**t in Haunted Houses. (Thanks, Alex Segura!) * Despite being a writer, I have always been terrible at marking up poetry.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: How the [bleep] Does Swearing Work?

Allison Keene

Get in the Halloween spirit by checking out the eerie sound of … a meteor shower! * The Smithsonian Magazine's blog has been filled with some pretty cool articles recently (ok, maybe cribbing

9 Strange Courtship Rituals From Around the World

Ethan Trex

© Tetra Images/Corbis Love wasn't always as simple as liking — and putting a ring on — it. Here's how the dating game has been played in various cultures over the years. 1.

The Old Milwaukee Brewers Logo Was an M and a B

Jason English

The Milwaukee Brewers just won their first playoff series since 1982. I just wanted to point out the M and B in their old logo.

The Late Movies: Ub Iwerks

Miss Cellania

Ub Iwerks was a Disney animator from the early days of the company. He first worked for Walt Disney in 1922, and created the character of Mickey Mouse.

Who Was Hitler Before Hitler?

Colin Patrick

In the sixty-six years since his death, Adolf Hitler has rightfully been used as a universal symbol for pure evil.

The Halloween Costume You're Most Proud Of

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Richard Feynman on His Father

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute clip from The BBC's The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out, physicist Richard Feynman talks about his father, and how Feynman was taught by his father, the Encyclopedia Britannica