The Sobol Award

David K. Israel

If you haven't heard of it, that's about to change.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Michel Gondry-stravaganza!


This Friday, in the big, coastal cities that are privy to such things, a new film called The Science of Sleep will be released.

UFO sighting -- for real!


Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis, due to come home tomorrow, have apparently spotted an alien flying saucer unidentified flying object: NASA engineers are checking into a baffling sight of a

Dozens of New Species and a Walking Shark?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

MSNBC is reporting today that "Dozens of fish, shrimp and coral species, including two new types of a shark that walks on its fins, have been discovered in waters off New Guinea in the South Paci

Sea Turtles almost as bad as spinach

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you thought the recent E. Coli spinach scare was terrifying, get a load of what a bowl of sea turtle can do to you.

Vending Heaven

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'd heard rumors that you could buy a lot of things from Japanese vending machines, but I had no idea of the variety.

Armchair Field Trip: Aquinnah, Massachusetts


If you've never been to Martha's Vineyard -- which, until this past weekend, I hadn't -- you might assume it's purely a sort of prep heaven, a land of Cape Codders and lobster-embr

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I stumbled upon this wonderful

A new class from a trivia master

Jason English

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip debuts tonight at 10pm on NBC. Set your TiVos.

Karaoke 2.0

Jason English

In Japanese, karaoke means empty orchestra. Around the world, this popular passion translates to packed bars.

Picasso or acid trip?


Three of the images below are Picasso sketches. Three were made under a U.S. government program testing the effects of LSD. if you can tell which are which you're doing better than we

The 5 Most Ineffective Anti-Drug PSAs of All Time

Will Pearson has this hilarious collection of the worst anti-drug commercials ever.

This is all Stephen Colbert's fault


First it was the kangaroos, now it's the elephants that are joining the sexual revolution: Elephants in the Indian state of West Bengal are to undergo a birth control scheme due to a lack of fun

The mind-body problem: now actually a problem

Ransom Riggs

Even if you slept through Philosophy 101, you've probably heard of the mind-body problem: thunk-up by Plato and riffed-upon by Rene "I Think Therefore I am" Descartes, it contends that

The only thing that makes more sense than a gun/guitar

Mangesh Hattikudur

That's right, it's a cooking range/chair. I don't know... it actually looks kind of fun from the pics, and the perfect gadget for keeping your seat toasty in the winter.