Homepage MF slider




10 Things You May Not Know About 'Wuthering Heights'

Joy Lanzendorfer

7 Times Government Figures and 'Sesame Street' Collaborated

Sonia Weiser

The Time Swedes Called in Gay to Work

Shaunacy Ferro

Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they felt gay.

Scientists Sequence Bumblebee Genome to Explain Population Decline

Hannah Keyser

Young Marmosets Learn Not to Interrupt

Shaunacy Ferro

12 Bizarre Facts About The History of Birth Control

Shaunacy Ferro

How Chewing Gum Prevents Songs From Getting Stuck in Your Head

Jessica Hullinger

Researchers have come to the rescue with a scientifically backed earworm prevention weapon.

The (Very Real) Science Behind 'The Avengers'

Beth Anne Macaluso

8 Fictional Places (That Sound Real)

Miss Cellania

There are fictional nations inserted into movies, TV, comics, and other pop culture media that are vaguely reminiscent of real places, but the name is fictional to avoid offense.

These Words Aren't the Words You Think They Are

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

It's possible you never wondered about these tricky words from common expressions. That's because they aren't the words you think they are.

Ray Bradbury's Lost Interview On Madmen, Writing, and Cars

Chris Higgins

"You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing."

The Missing Links: The Starbucks Name Generator

Colin Patrick

Pick the Full Name Missing From Each Movie Title

Pop Chart Lab Creates Awesome Harry Potter Poster for Pottermore

Erin McCarthy

NASA's Plan for What to Do if an Astronaut Loses It in Space

Beth Anne Macaluso