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How 8 Iconic Horror Movie Villains Were Created

Stacy Conradt

When you know what goes into making them—ping pongs, for example—even the most frightening horror movie monsters become less scary.

How Many Trees Are on the Planet?

Michele Debczak

The answer is much higher than we previously suspected.

This Cube Is Made From Every Collectible Element on Earth

Michele Debczak

The Holy Grail of geeky desk ornaments.

The Enduring Tradition of a Houdini Séance on Halloween

Caitlin Schneider

If anyone could escape death, it would be Houdini.

12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Voice Actors

Jake Rossen

When Bruce Willis is too busy to re-record own breathing, they call in the professionals.

Watch Guillermo Del Toro Talk About His Favorite Horror Movies

Anna Green

If you’re looking for some scary movies to watch this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with a few recommendations from director-producer Guillermo del Toro.

Why Does It Take So Long For Blu-ray Discs To Play?

Simon Brew

Pop a Blu-ray movie into a player, and it can take two or three minutes before the film starts. Why?

Meet Ulo the Owl, a Charming Security System

Rebecca OConnell

Ulo is a precious little gadget that monitors your house, takes pictures, and keeps you safe—all with the charm of a cartoon owl.

6 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts

Shaunacy Ferro

Are you being haunted, or just dealing with a mold problem?

Diamonds Are This Park's Best Friend

3 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating

Foster Kamer the mag

Don't even think of putting off reading this.

In Japan, You Can Now Eat Butter Sushi

Kirstin Fawcett

Just don't ask how many calories are in it.


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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Revolutionary War

Lucas Adams

Remember that time George Washington returned a dog he found on a battlefield back to its British owner? Neither did we.

Scientists Identify the Chemical That Makes Death Smell Scary

Shaunacy Ferro

A compound produced by decaying tissue makes people more alert to threats.