The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
It goes back to German anthropologist Friedrich Blumenbach.
Have you ever undergone a “trial by fire”? In its modern use, this refers to any ordeal meant to test one’s strength, endurance, or resolve.
In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Edsger Dijkstra, who died at 72 in 2002.
From the sublime to the ridiculous—you decide which is which.
Furniture is just furniture and rooms are just rooms, but when they're tiny they suddenly become fascinating and adorable.
Reader Darren wrote in to ask, "When and why did people start saying um when they are talking?"