WWI Centennial: British Defeat Turks at Nasiriya

Erik Sass

Bison Do Not Want To Be in Your Selfies (and It Would Be Safer If You Stopped Trying)

Hayley Harding

Yellowstone National Park had their fifth bison-related injury of the summer after a 43-year-old woman tried to take a selfie with the 3,500-pound animal.

Designing City Maps for the Blind

Hannah Keyser

Dr. Joshua Miele has created maps of San Francisco's BART system that are auditory and tactile.

Is This Leggy Creature a Snake Ancestor? Scientists Disagree

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers say a new fossil from Brazil indicates that snakes evolved from burrowing lizards.

Irish Citizens Can Finally Criticize Henry VIII's Marriage to Anne Boleyn

Hayley Harding

Congratulations, Ireland! You're now free to trash talk Anne Boleyn as much as you want.

Gaze Upon the Beautiful World of Scaffolding

Caitlin Schneider

The blog "Scaffoldage" shows that scaffolding can be as beautiful as the buildings it's helping to maintain.

Acupuncture May Work By Blocking Stress Hormones

Shaunacy Ferro

Acupuncture's ability to relieve pain and stress has never been well understood by Western medicine.

11 Timelapses That You Should Watch to Pretend You’re On Vacation

Shaunacy Ferro

Because summer.

15 Arachnophobic Facts About Camel Spiders

Shaunacy Ferro

First off, they're not even spiders.

The Missing Links: Chipotle Loves You Back

Hayley Harding

Hayley Harding finds links to get you through the afternoon.

Feeling Down? Try A Spontaneous Trip

Hannah Keyser

Farming May Be Much Older Than We Thought

Shaunacy Ferro

Israeli researchers say a band of hunter-gatherers began experimenting with plant cultivation some 23,000 years ago.

Pod City: Porn Music, Fritos, and More of This Week’s Podcast Highlights

Whitney Matheson

Looking for a tall, frothy podcast to pair with your commute and/or sunny vacation? This week I round up notable episodes featuring Stephen Colbert, Willie Nelson, and other fine folks.

Mexican Government and Street Artists Unite The Community

Rebecca OConnell

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The strangest news stories of the week.