Oh, phrenology


Oh, phrenology


Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Monty Python: Hilarious & Touching Clips from Graham Chapman's Funeral

Chris Higgins

On October 4, 1989, founding Monty Python member Graham Chapman, star of both Holy Grail and Life of Brian, died from cancer.

Extremophiles: Life on the Edge

Miss Cellania

The possibility of life on Mars and other planets and moons has been debated for as long as we have known about those planets.

Bacon Made By A Cave

Jill Harness

Cave bacon is a rock formation officially known as layered flowerstone. The effect is created by the deposition of water-borne minerals traveling over and over on the same route.

Brain Game: All for One, and One for All, and 3 for 5

Good luck with today's Brain Game: By placing the same three-letter sequence into each of the five blanks below, you can form five different words.

Morning Cup of Links: Roomba Pac-man

Miss Cellania

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012.

The Late Movies: Here Come the Pixies

Ransom Riggs

It has lately come to my attention that some very smart people I know -- who otherwise have great taste in music and art and all things cultural -- don't know who the Pixies are.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Color Blind People

Stacy Conradt

You know that scene in Little Miss Sunshine when Dwayne finds out he's color blind and can't achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a jet pilot?

Star Wars: How the Death Star Computer Graphics Sequence Was Made

Chris Higgins

Way back in 1977, the original Star Wars movie was released, and so began our battle against the Empire.

Something Old: The Analogist

Jason English

Back in 2007, I started a semi-regular feature called The Analogist. It was like an advice column, except not helpful—you told me a problem, and I told you what that problem was like.

The Fans Strike Back: 9 Sports Protests

Scott Allen

In Washington, DC, Redskins fans are mailing "Fan Cards" to team headquarters and local media outlets, renouncing their fandom as a result of the actions of owner Daniel Snyder.

Angela Merkel: The Sharp Axe of Reason

Jenny Drapkin

The global recession has hit Germany hard; its economy will likely shrink by 6 percent this year alone. Why should you care?

Yeee-ouch! Uncomfortable Chairs Galore

Jill Harness

Everyone's seen comfy, soft and ergonomic chairs.

7 Historic Hollywood Landmarks

David K. Israel

Whether it's Grauman's Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks.

Inflatable Seat Belts

Miss Cellania

Old curmudgeons like me like to talk about how much freedom children had when we were young.