The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Just a quick reminder that we're on Twitter.
It's shameless self-promotion time! I've been working on a story for my favorite radio show, This American Life, for the past few months.
Every Friday, 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. Very casual.
These are anxious times in the city of Cleveland where a downtown banner in honor of two-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James proclaims, "Born Here. Raised Here. Plays Here.
Waffle House Worker has Wild Ride
Andrew Brian McKnight was standing outside the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Waffle House where he worked when three teenagers walked outside, followed by a waitress who
I'm old enough to remember Wheel of Fortune in the days before the bonus round...
Photographer Edward Burtynsky has spent much of his career documenting mankind's "manufactured landscapes," from mines and quarries to massive engineering projects that are mind-bogglin
Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan, women weren't only educated, they even attended college beside men.
Forty-five years ago today, on June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to leave the safety of a spacecraft, stepping outside Gemini 4 and into the emptiness of space.
We've mentioned before that Oscar the Grouch used to be orange; Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted nearly 200,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Every now and then, following our blog pays off in nontraditional ways. Sure, we're the place where knowledge junkies get their fix. But we're also the place to score free stuff!
Update: The First Baby Picture!
After furious negotiations, we've secured the rights to the first photo of Lydia Louise Conradt. Our apologies to People, Us Weekly and The Des Moines Register.
by Eric Furman
The rainforest supplies more than 120 prescription drugs worldwide.
The cupcake is an art form we can all get behind. It involves baking, an art form in itself, decorating, where the sky is the limit, and photography if the results are good.