"A Starry Night" on Jupiter

Ransom Riggs

What does legendary, long-dead painter Vincent Van Gogh have to do with an Earth-sized storm whose whipping winds top 400 mph?

Gay Hobbits and Middle-Earth Matrimony?

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure if you've been following the recent controversy in Middle Earth, but the video game company behind Lord of the Rings Online has recently decided not to allow players to get marr

600-Year-Old Music Found Encoded in Chapel Walls

Chris Higgins

Reuters reports that father-and-son team Thomas and Stuart Mitchell have unlocked a coded music system present in decorations of the Rosslyn Chapel.

Gone with the Schwinn

Mangesh Hattikudur

While there had been doubts about whether this briefcase bicycle would ever go into production, Treehugger's reporting that thing should be on the market in the US by next year.


David K. Israel

Perhaps the brass over at Sony saw the big response to our second TV theme song quiz, featuring the old classic from Charlie's Angels.

Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens

Chris Higgins

Patrick Blanc embeds building surfaces with a form of ecological art: huge swaths of plants.

Hirsute Goodness


There's just something about a man who's not afraid to take his facial hair to the next level. Reggie Jackson, John Oates, G. Gordon, Mr.

Time to get raw

Ransom Riggs

I was at the Sarasota Film Festival a few weeks ago to screen my short film, and came across a feature documentary in competition called Supercharge Me: 30 Days Raw.

The Best of The Boss

Jason English

Following up yesterday's post on the state of the Steinbrenner-Torre marriage, here's a partial list of King George's memorable moves. "¢ Steinbrenner was indicted on 14 crimina

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "foot facts" u

Old folks and scams: a neurological link

Ransom Riggs

Growing up, I had an older relative who used to cause a great stir among her children by giving away what seemed like prodigious amounts of money to television evangelists (several of whom eventually

Happy May Day. Now what is May Day again?

Jason English

Today is May Day. This means many things to many people.

Mother Nature's Music

Miss Cellania

You are familiar with some of Mother Nature's music already. Birds are the best at it, with human music and singing monkeys and other animals trailing behind.

This guitar has words on it

Ransom Riggs

In the annals of rock history, sometimes it's what you write on your guitar, rather than with your guitar, that makes a lasting impression.

Is The Old Boss Back?

Jason English

"We plan absentee ownership as far as running the Yankees is concerned. We're not going to pretend we're something we aren't.