Stereotypical Cartography

Brett Savage

The New York Times Magazine posted an abstract illustration capturing stereotypes all over the world.

Bikini Birthdays: Bathing Suits and Bombs

Stacy Conradt

While many of us were busy celebrating the Fourth last week, an important milestone slipped by us: the birthday of the bikini.

The Late Movies: Happy (Early) Birthday, Bill Cosby!

Erica Palan

There aren't a whole lot of people who could bounce back after supporting something as odious as New Coke, but if anyone could do it, it was Bill Cosby.

Plus: Google+

David K. Israel

This week's theme is plus. We might be talking about plus sizes, we might be talking about addition - whatever it is, the word plus will come into play.

Food Lessons From the U.S. Government

Scott Allen

On July 4, award-winning chef Jose Andres opened a pop-up restaurant in Washington, DC.

When Hizzoner Can Be "Your Honor"

Jason Plautz

In the aftermath of New York’s decision to approve gay marriage, news broke that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would officiate at the wedding of two of his office aides.

How Many Raisins Are in "Two Scoops"?

Jason English

Note: Mangesh and I have a daily (well, Monday through Thursday) newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. You might like it.

Zoomorpha: The Next Wave of Robot

Brett Savage

Everybody loves robots.

8 Candidates for the Next New Nation

Haley Sweetland Edwards

On Saturday, South Sudan declared its independence, becoming the brand-spanking newest nation in the world.

Reasons to Feel Good About Having Blue Eyes

Jason Plautz

Josh Hamilton recently claimed he doesn’t hit well during the day because he has blue eyes.

The 11 Geekiest Tattoos Ever Inked

Jill Harness

Video: The Secret Powers of Time

Chris Higgins

In this brilliant lecture-with-animation, Professor Philip Zimbardo discusses six different ways people's minds are focused on time. Do you focus on the past?

Great Art ... with Star Destroyers

Ransom Riggs

I guess I thought painting was the one art form that was immune from the mashup -- of course, I was proved wrong years ago, by the cover art for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- but now it seems tha

There May Be a New World's Largest Baby

Jill Harness

Out in Texas, a woman named Janet Johnson just gave birth to a 16 pound 1 ounce baby. Officials need to verify the details, but he might be the largest baby ever born.

Brain Game: Math Square #81

Today's Brain Game offers you Math Square #81. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.