The Dance Dance Revolution Revolution


Hey kids! And geeky adults!

How to Ensure No one Steals Your Favorite Mug

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're the sort of person who resents when your roommates and friends repeatedly steal your favorite mug, boy do we have the solution for you.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Andrew Newberg


"Glossolalia" is a practice that started in American charismatic churches around the turn of the 19th century, but that's not what you know it as -- it's more commonly called "

Buggin' Out!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out this round-headed katydid. When I first saw this post, I imagined the hot-pink creature hailed from some sort of exotic locale, filled with tropical flowers and luscious fruit.

Real words, or just plain balderdash?

Ransom Riggs

One of the great things about languages is that, like our bodies, they tend to regenerate themselves.

IQ-tips: remote control etiquette

David K. Israel

My wife and I were fighting over the remote the other night—literally fighting—when it flew out of our grips and went sailing across the room, nearly destroying a ceramic baby ratt

Why Mommy is a Democrat, and other bedtime stories

Ransom Riggs

No, we're not advocating one party over another -- we just thought this "children's" book was particularly hilarious.

Show me the way to go home


Yes, this is a family website. Yes, it's well before 5 p.m., at least in this time zone.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off any of our t-shirts, including two brand new ones.

Shouldn't it be called "spider polyester?"


Yesterday I told you about the MIT non-Newtonian fluid known as cookie dough; today's MITnNf is spider silk, which the university is trying to manufacture in the lab.   Manufactured spider s

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Election Day Edition


Some people call it Election Day; I call it Christmas.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

Last week, in our first "Show Off Your Smarts!" challenge, you guys came up with some great movie facts. And I'm expecting even more this week.

Blogs from the underground: jail time and beatings for computer nerds in Egypt

Ransom Riggs

Most of the countries on Reporters Without Borders' annual "enemies of the internet" blacklist -- China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Cuba -- are nations that have long been identified as

Man vs. Beast: Oral Hygiene Edition

Jason English

"Don't worry," I often assure people whose face my dog is licking. "A dog's mouth is cleaner than a

The art and science of Rosamond Purcell


We'll say it again: we love two-headed animals. We also love it when art and science work together.