Spring Forward


Spring Forward


Science in the Field: Human Migration in the Ancient Southwest

Chris Higgins

Steve Lekson is an archaeologist at the University of Colorado.

The Walkman Turns 30

Jason English

I just heard that the Sony Walkman turns 30 this week.

Dietribes: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Allison Keene

"¢ Though botanically the tomato is a fruit, it was declared a vegetable by the Supreme Court in 1893.

Stop the Lego Mania!

Ransom Riggs

Pardon my brief rant: what is this endless fascination with all things Lego?!

Lunchtime Quiz: Movable Feasts

Sandy and Kara

Since Independence Day occurs over a weekend this year, some of us will get a "bonus" weekday (this coming Friday or Monday) off work. But regardless of when it's celebrated, U.S.

3 Solved Math Mysteries (and 2 That Still Plague Us)

Casey Johnston

Mathematics has fascinated the human race nearly as long as our existence.

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #10

Those of you who read our blog daily may well solve today's Brain Game puzzle fairly quickly.

Morning Cup of Links: Sewer Creatures

Miss Cellania

Creatures from the Sewer! Reading an explanation of what this is doesn't make the sewer-cam video any less disturbing. * 6 New Personality Disorders Caused by the Internet.

The Rand Corporation: The Think Tank That Controls America

the mag

By Alex Abella If you think the Internet came out of Silicon Valley, that NASA planned the first satellite to orbit Earth, or that IBM created the modern computer—think again.

The Quick 10: 10 Absinthe Drinkers

Stacy Conradt

I'm having a 1920s-themed party for my birthday in a few weeks and was all excited to serve old fashioned 1920s-style drinks.

Drunken Fruit Flies, the Truth about Gangs, and other Great Science Discoveries

Meghan Holohan

Writer and researcher Meg Holohan scours stacks of academic journals and texts to bring you all the science you need to know. Here's this week's edition. A Fruit Fly Walks Into a

How Cults Rewire the Brain

Chris Higgins

Diane Benscoter devoted five years of her life to being a Moonie, a follower of Sun Myung Moon.

Rocket Baby

Ethan Trex

The next time your baby seems to find an endless source of energy for a tantrum, you can only blame yourself. After all, you might be feeding the little tyke rocket fuel.

Why We Dream: Biological Theory Roundup

Ransom Riggs

We've all had strange dreams: as a kid I was not in the least frightened by the Count Chocula character while awake, but I suffered through many a nightmare about him, his fangs dripping chocolat