Glowing Purse

Miss Cellania

The most basic and universal use of human technology is to light the dark places. Yes, heat is nice, but not necessary for so many who live in tropical zones.

Brain Game: Two Minute Warning

On the morning of September 1, Bill bought a fancy gold watch with diamonds all around it and an AM/PM indicator. At 1:00 that afternoon, he set the watch for exactly 1:00 PM.

Morning Cup of Links: Controlling Time

Miss Cellania

How Your Brain Can Control Time.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Playing God: Lori Nix

Andréa Fernandes

Contemporary photographer Lori Nix creates images that she hopes will trick the viewers, if only for a few seconds.

The Stories Behind 5 Famous Exhumations

Timothy Mercer

Not all final resting places are peaceful. Here are the stories of some famous corpses, and why they were exhumed. 1.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

This list was so popular it got submitted twice (Thanks Andi and Jan!) - 25 awesome foods you never knew could be deep fried!

3 Controversial Maps

Rob Lammle

In 1973, a geography professor proposed redrawing the U.S. map with only 38 states. Here's what that would look like.

The Quick 10: 10 Creatures People Didn't Think Existed

Stacy Conradt

4 Scary Toys in Big Brother's Toolbox

Special Guest Star

BY MEGHAN HOLOHAN. It seems like government agencies are ready to party like it's 1984. In its zeal to prevent another terrorism attack, the U.S.

Friday Happy Hour: Creative Punishments

Jason English

1. I don't know about you, but my favorite judge in Ohio's Lake County is Mike Cicconetti.

Wacky Sci-Fi "Laws"

Chris Higgins

Sci-Fi writers seem to enjoy coining Laws: adages bearing their own names that live on past their appearances in Sci-Fi stories.

The Genius of Miles Davis: Explained!

Ransom Riggs

Ed Note: Sometimes it's hard to hear music as described on the page.

2 Surprising Facts about the MLK Assassination

Mangesh Hattikudur

Last night, I was reading up a little on Martin Luther King, Jr. when I stumbled across the story of his assassination, told from the view of Dr. Billy Kyles.

Introductions Necessary: the Best TV Show Intros

Ransom Riggs

The term "golden age of television" is thrown around a lot in reference to the shows of the 1950s (many of them done live), but in my humble opinion, we're really in the golden age righ