Signs of Life


Signs of Life


The American Dream: Ernie Barnes

Andréa Fernandes

By the time Ernest "Ernie" Barnes, Jr. (1938-2009) passed away this past April, he had truly achieved the American dream.

Why Do Birds Fly South for the Winter?

Matt Soniak

Around this time of year, I always have to take a break from pumpkin planning and marvel at bird migration. How do they find their way around the world without Google Maps?

How NOT to root for your favorite team

David K. Israel

Fans from different baseball franchises have different ways of rooting for their teams.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"The very idea of Australia conjures up images of red soil, vast empty spaces and sweltering heat. An inhospitable climate that requires something more than the average clad bungalow.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Tweets of Old

Chris Higgins

If you're on Twitter, you must follow this awesome Twitter account: TweetsofOld. What is it? Well, it's actual headlines from historical newspapers, posted throughout the day.

The Quick 10: 10 Halloween Specials From Your Childhood

Stacy Conradt

I've always been slightly nuts about Halloween. I distinctly remember having several VHS tapes packed full of Halloween specials that I would beg to watch year-round.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Time for your weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence. We hit 30,000 followers the other day and celebrated with pancakes.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dalton Trumbo

Ethan Trex

The name Dalton Trumbo might not be familiar to you, but if you like classic movies, you probably know his work.

A Brief History of the Goodyear Blimp

Scott Allen

If you tuned in to Game 1 of the National League Championship Series last night, you were treated to spectacular aerial views of Dodger Stadium and greater Los Angeles courtesy of one of Goodyear'

Friday Happy Hour: Recasting Your Childhood

Jason English

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.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Fugitive Busted After Making Cop His Facebook Friend Max Sopo was a fugitive from Seattle wanted on fraud charges.

Annie Leibovitz Fairy Tale Photos

Jill Harness

For those of you who don't know Annie Leibovitz, she's the rock star of photographers. Of course, it doesn't hurt that a majority of her subjects are rock stars.

Brain Game: Three Letters

Today's Brain Game can be solved with only three letters of the alphabet.

Morning Cup of Links: Multitasking Brains

Miss Cellania

Since "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene is safe, it's only natural that he's now an internet meme.