Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.
Board games are a time-honored tradition for kids of all generations to enjoy, and parents depend on them to keep their young ones in check for at least a few minutes at a time.
In Yellowstone, the rim of a supervolcano caldera is visible in the distance. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
The late Frank Zappa would have turned 72 today. Even if you don’t know much about Zappa, you may be aware of his penchant for creative naming.
Much ado is being made about the fact that the movie musical version of Les Miserables, out December 25, did not use pre-recorded vocals.
Ground Zero at the Maya Apocalypse
The town of Bugarach, France, was reported to be the safest place on earth for the Maya Apocalypse.
Gold, frankincense and myrrh.In the standard Christmastime narrative of Jesus’ birth, he’s born in a manger and visited by, among others, three “wise men.” These guys are sometimes referred to as King
We survived! Add it to the list of times the apocalypse was wrongly prophesized.1. 1284. When the Pope decrees something, people tend to listen.
Science fiction has long been imagining what the future will look like—flying cars, robotic servants, Terminator-like vision—and nothing, not even Santa Claus, has been exempt.
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The History Behind New York City’s Most Iconic Holiday Decorations. And for those of us who didn't know they were iconic, a nice introduction.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below, in this case songs, have something in common.
Pete Souza/White House
After TIME named Barack Obama its Person of the Year, it released a series of photos by Pete Souza—which included the adorable photo above, of the president pretending to get
This Helped Me TODAY When I Went to Get Lunch
I still got drenched.
Scientists have named plenty of species after celebrities.