Rickshaw no more

David K. Israel

There was an interesting piece in last week's Economist on rickshaw-pullers.

The Moons of Saturn: Taking Cues From a Wounded Icon


As of today, Saturn has fifty-six moons. And at the rate new ones are shyly popping up, one might say that the planet is, um, bringing sexy back. Why so many moons, Saturn?

Greg Veis: You Tube Hunter Explores the Man Crush


Perhaps the strangest--and certainly the most unwelcome--development of this year's Super Bowl was the reliance on homophobia to move product.

He Did It!

Jason English

Back in the mid-1990s, an O.J. confession would have been press-stopping news. All the networks would have carried the story live, interrupting regularly scheduled O.J.-related programming.

My pet moose

Ransom Riggs

Well actually, not mine. This was submitted by an anonymous lurker on The Cellar, along with this explanation: "When this little guy was young he lost his mother too soon.

Nerdcore Hip Hop Could Reign Supreme

Chris Higgins

Nerdcore Hip Hop, our favorite nerdy musical subgenre, is finally getting its own documentary: Nerdcore Rising.

Keep outer space beautiful

Ransom Riggs

Unfortunately, it might be too late.

How To: Build a "Dynasty"

Maggie Koerth-Baker

YOU WILL NEED Leadership skills Innovative ideas Worshipful subjects Descendants to carry on your

NewScientist Really Wants You To Quit Smoking

Jason English

Last week, Mangesh posted about whether brain damage could help you quit smoking.

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 "was invented by&qu

Periodic Tableware

Miss Cellania

The internet is great for study aids, if nothing else. The periodic table of the elements is easier to study as an interactive table. Click on an element to retrieve all kinds of further information.

Giving "hot coffee" a whole new meaning

Ransom Riggs

Seattle, native home of Starbucks, invented the current coffee craze way back in the 80s.

The Road to the Super Bowl (for the Super Bowl Trophy)

Jason English

Congratulations to Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy and the Indianapolis Colts on winning Super Bowl XLI.

When Hell Froze Over

Maggie Koerth-Baker

How the Hells Angels Conquered

Advertising, Remixed

Chris Higgins

Ever get the feeling that corporate slogans are just random combinations of words?