Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
NASA announced a new kind of microbe that uses arsenic as a chemical building block instead of phosphorus, previously thought to be one of the essential elements of life.
One of our New Year traditions is to kiss someone at midnight. No pressure there, right? A kiss is a great way to start out a new year on a high note, and here's the science behind it.
For reasons unknown (but unquestioned, as it is pretty awesome), the National Institute for Health has a spellbinding flash presentation of Konrad Gesner’s entire natural history volume, Historiae Ani
1. Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads”
The Moral: Never hire a communist to do a capitalist’s
Women Rescued After Truck Lands in Tree
Erin Dawn Bowser was apparently driving too fast along Route 68 in Evans City, Pennsylvania Monday morning.
Vice Presidents never seem to get the glory that Presidents do... and the same goes for their dogs.
Hey everybody. Last night some readers started getting a scary warning message when they tried to visit our site.
Did you ever pick up the phone in another country and miss our North American dial tone?
In July 2010, Ze Frank presented this brilliantly goofy TED Talk, explaining various web projects he's taken on, including the infamous Earth Sandwich (in which people on opposite ends of the glo
According to a computer at Cambridge University, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900.
Looks like the United States won't be hosting the World Cup in 2022 after all.
Congratulations to soccer fans in Russia (host of the 2018 World Cup) and Qatar (2022).
A gingerbread house is a delightful combination of food and art.
A unicorn doesn't have to be a horse.
DC Comics has decided to reissue what must be one of the strangest comic book events of all time – an issue centered on a boxing match pitting the man who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee
The following five entries are anagrams of the titles of some of the biggest box-office films of 1999. Unscramble the letters of each one to find the title it represents.