Living Light


When I am 85 (or whatever the life expectancy is by the time I'm old enough to worry about it) and lying on my deathbed with my past flashing before my eyes, one of the highlights I will surely s

Pens and Needles: Disappearing Ink Tattoos!

Mangesh Hattikudur

For all you folks who identify with that old Shakespeare chestnut, "Hell hath no fury like an overprotective mother discovering a tattoo on her kid's arm (or worseth still, lower back),"

Mick Jagger is making a sitcom


I tried to come up with a witty title taken from a Stones song ("Don't Lie to Me?" "Just My Imagination?") but I really couldn't, because I was too flabbergasted by the

Universal Time

David K. Israel

The lunar cycle begins all over again today, with a new moon appearing on the horizon at 19:44 UT, or "Universal Time." So what is Universal Time, besides being the time to pitch that big mo

We're Lovin' It: McDonald's New $151.81 Sandwich!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Ok, ok... so the fact is the highly-touted, newly created "world's most-expensive sandwich ever" can't be found on any Golden Arches value menu.

How Kaavya Viswanathan Got a Book Deal, Got a Bad Idea, and Got Caught


A few years ago, Kaavya Viswanathan, a hard-driving Indian teenage girl who wanted to go to Harvard, scored a huge book deal at age 17 for "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life,&

Why not gas up in New Jersey?

Will Pearson

We ran an article in our last issue about how gas prices work and in doing some digging on prices around the country, we noticed that if New Yorkers look across the border into New Jersey, they'

Don't Look Stupid on Saturday, either


Remember, y'all.

Leprechauns on the Loose


  With this telecast spawning its own cottage industry and its own celebrity culture (complete with really sketchy MySpace friends), I've been thinking a lot about how unintentionally hilari

Don't look stupid on Sunday

Will Pearson

  And I'm not talking about simply remembering to set your clock ahead an hr.

Why do Autistic Folks get all the Cool Stuff?

Mangesh Hattikudur

As I was scouring New Scientist for good ideas, I noticed that some cats at M.I.T. are working on a device to alert autistic kids when their audience is getting bored, irritated or confused.

Jobs for Everyone (ii)

David K. Israel

If only this were an April Fool's joke: It seems Michael Eisner finally got a job--as host of his own CNBC show called (well what do you know), Conversations with Michael Eisner.

Best. Time-waster. Ever.


Speaking of Einstein, if you have any interest in putting words in his mouth, check out this new Internet plaything -- you can take the famous photo of him at the chalkboard and quite literally rewr

So a Polish guy walks into an IQ testing center...


This ought to interest the six people in the world who still find "dumb Polack" jokes funny "“ it turns out Poles are smarter than all the other Europeans, save the Germans and the Dut

Jobs for Everyone

David K. Israel

As Disney and Pixar continue to work out the details of their Monster deal, expected to be completed by the summer, I can't help but wonder if the acquisition is the direct result of Michael Eisn