Lists, Science

9 Shocking Facts About Electric Eels

the mag

10 Animals You Don’t Want to Kiss

Matt Soniak

4 Surprising Things That Actually Make Entertainment Better

Matt Soniak

Believe it or not, these things can actually make your entertainment consumption more enjoyable.

9 Extinct Big Birds

Miss Cellania

Our friend from Sesame Street may be a big bird, but he’s tiny compared to some real birds that have roamed the earth in the past.

8 Parasites that Create Zombie Animals

Miss Cellania

3 Sneaky Chemical Tricks Used by Animals

Matt Soniak

These critters are sneaky!

11 Bloody Facts About Vampire Bats

Matt Soniak

Bats are firmly rooted in Western vampire lore, but only three species, out of some 1100 in the order Chiroptera, actually have a taste for blood.

11 Ways the Government Shutdown Affects Science

Matt Soniak

Time, money, and effort are being wasted and the world will be a worse place for it. Here are some ways scientists have been hit by the shutdown.

5 Really Ambitious Science Fair Projects

Erik van Rheenen

For every high-schooler scrambling to put together a hasty paper mache volcano, there’s a Conrad Farnsworth, a Wyoming high school senior who once built a working nuclear reactor in his dad’s garage.

Plight of the Living Dead: 10 Case Reports of Cotard’s Syndrome

Matt Soniak

First reported in the 1700s, the disorder that's also called "Walking Corpse Syndrome" is still a mystery.