Video of the Day

Jason English

My wife just sent me this clip, titled "My dogs greeting me after returning from 14 months in Iraq." This one's worth two minutes of your time.

A Knight's House: Tobias Stimmer

Andréa Fernandes

In 1566, the Swiss artist Tobias Stimmer (1539-1584) was commissioned to adorn the Haus zum Ritter (Knight's House) in Schauffhausen with frescoes.

15 Noteworthy Nobel Prize Nuggets

Jason English

In honor of Nobel Prize season, here are 15 quick stories about the

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

It's a tough job market out there. So check out the odd jobs A-Z list from 2008, and see if you can't find something new and different for a career ...

John Markoff on Front-Page Stories That Weren't

Chris Higgins

John Markoff is best known for his reportage at The New York Times, as well as a series of books on popular technology (Cyberpunk and Takedown are both great).

The Quick 10: 10 Stories About the Real Dracula

Stacy Conradt

Happy Friday!! To celebrate the end of the week, today's Q10 will be part three of my sporadic Halloween series.

Cheetah vs. Leopard: What's the Difference?

Matt Soniak

Editor's Note: Earlier this week, reader Caitlin Rogers asked, "I was planning on being a cheetah for Halloween and I've come up with a cheetah print dress, leopard print ears and tail,

War Machines: The Next Generation of Killer Robots

the mag

by David Axe The new generation of military robots can hover silently overhead, swarm undetected around enemies, and disable bombs—all without sweating a drop. Silent Assassins Predat

The Myth of Multitasking

Ransom Riggs

For years, the conventional wisdom on multitasking has been that it's a valuable skill necessary when competing in today's mile-a-minute world of 24-hour news, e-commerce and portable everyt

History of the World: Witnessing a Supernova

Stacy Conradt

On July 5, 1054, people all over the world must have been pretty stunned when a giant star bit the dust. The star had burned up its energy, collapsed in on itself and burst from the pressure.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Iowa Teen Abandoned in Nebraska A new law in Nebraska states that any child can be relinquished by anyone at a hospital without incurring abandonment charges.

Brain Game: Evil Live Veil Vile

We're hoping that you can come up with the answer to today's Brain Game. Regular fans know that we love anagrams, and recently, we began to wonder which word has the most one-word anagrams.

Morning Cup of Links: Crazy Corn Mazes

Miss Cellania

There are so many different stories about the Three Stooges' origin. Here's one that sounds good. * Ten Meetings that Rocked the World.

The Electoral College Survival Guide

Ethan Trex

As you will be reminded countless times in the coming week, when you cast your vote in next Tuesday's presidential election, you're not taking part in a nationwide popular vote, but rather h

7 Burning Halloween Questions: Answered!

Streeter Seidell

As you put the finishing touches on your costume and stock up on candy for the neighborhood kids, let's take a minute to reflect on the origins of these and other Halloween traditions. 1.