13 Brutally Honest Movie Reviews

Chris Higgins

Casablanca: "Anti-government insurrectionists with drinking problems hang out in a bar and suppress their emotions." -Rick Polito

The Story Behind That Richard Nixon-RoboCop Photo

Brian Abrams

The photo is real, but digging up its historical background was more than a doozy.

36 Cat Facts for International Cat Day

Alvin Ward

Happy International Cat Day!

18 Indie Facts About 'Garden State'

Roger Cormier

The movie about the song that'll change your life.

12 Vintage School Supplies You Can Still Buy

Erin McCarthy

If you're at all like me, the back to school season makes you incredibly nostalgic.

Baby Teeth Emerge in Horrifying Timelapse

Chris Higgins


This Weekend in History (August 8 and 9)

Chris Higgins

Thoreau published "Walden"; Betty Boop debuted; Nixon resigned; and more!

This Is What Water Drying Looks Like Under a Microscope

Shaunacy Ferro

The Beauty in Twitter Fights

Shaunacy Ferro

A new paper visualizes diverging opinions online.

11 of the FBI’s Most Amusing Bank Robber Nicknames

Mark Peters

The nicknames are supposed to be a tool for helping catch crooks, but it seems as if they’re really cooked up to keep special agents amused.

Is the Internet as Obsessed With Cats as We Think It Is?

Hannah Keyser

A new exhibit at NYC's Museum of the Moving Image explores the world wide web's feline fixation.

5 Surprising Facts About Garrison Keillor

Janet Burns

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where Garrison Keillor is turning 73 years old.

5 Ways Physical Gestures Influence Your Thinking

Shaunacy Ferro

Slouching affects more than just your back.

New Smartwatch Will Turn Texts Into Braille

Caitlin Schneider

A moveable braille interface made of magnets and pins will allow visually-impaired users to see their phone data like never before.

Pooping on Airplanes Could Contribute to Public Health Research

Shaunacy Ferro

Scientists are analyzing toilet waste from long-distance flights to learn about international differences in the microbiome.