J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
NASA announced a new kind of microbe that uses arsenic as a chemical building block instead of phosphorus, previously thought to be one of the essential elements of life.
One of our New Year traditions is to kiss someone at midnight. No pressure there, right? A kiss is a great way to start out a new year on a high note, and here's the science behind it.
For reasons unknown (but unquestioned, as it is pretty awesome), the National Institute for Health has a spellbinding flash presentation of Konrad Gesner’s entire natural history volume, Historiae Ani
1. Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads”The Moral: Never hire a communist to do a capitalist’s
Women Rescued After Truck Lands in Tree
Erin Dawn Bowser was apparently driving too fast along Route 68 in Evans City, Pennsylvania Monday morning.
Vice Presidents never seem to get the glory that Presidents do... and the same goes for their dogs.
Lots of people think that the X in Xmas is a secular watering down of the word Christ. You know, a "we love to celebrate the holiday but don’t believe in Jesus" sort of thing.
Hey everybody. Last night some readers started getting a scary warning message when they tried to visit our site.
Did you ever pick up the phone in another country and miss our North American dial tone?
In July 2010, Ze Frank presented this brilliantly goofy TED Talk, explaining various web projects he's taken on, including the infamous Earth Sandwich (in which people on opposite ends of the glo
According to a computer at Cambridge University, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900.
Looks like the United States won't be hosting the World Cup in 2022 after all.
Congratulations to soccer fans in Russia (host of the 2018 World Cup) and Qatar (2022).
A gingerbread house is a delightful combination of food and art.
A unicorn doesn't have to be a horse.