Homepage MF slider




WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns At Verdun

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 247th installment in the series.

The SPF Rating on Your Sunscreen Bottle May Be Misleading

Kate Horowitz

Scientists and consumer advocates say sunscreen companies have been inflating their products’ SPF ratings.

Time-Lapse Video Reveals the Process of Coral Bleaching

Kirstin Fawcett

Scientists now know more about the destructive phenomenon.

A New Database Tracks 160 Years of Walrus Hot Spots

Shaunacy Ferro

Walruses take a break from hunting to chill out on beaches in massive groups, but scientists have a hard time figuring out why they choose the locations they do.

7 Questions to Ask Your New College Roommate

Jake Rossen

What you should know about the stranger you'll be spending a lot of time with.

David Bowie's ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Soundtrack Is Being Released—40 Years Later

Anna Green

The perfect collectible for fans of the Thin White Duke and vintage 1970s science fiction.

Truman Capote’s Ashes Are Up for Auction

Shaunacy Ferro

You could own a literal piece of the famous writer for just a few thousand dollars.

Black Holes: A Field Guide

Dan Falk

Peer over the event horizon with us.

11 Nightmarish Facts About ‘Nosferatu’

Mark Mancini

Sink your teeth into these 11 nightmarish facts about the vampire classic 'Nosferatu.'

A Scientific Reason to Stop Peeing in the Pool

Kate Horowitz

Think of the children (or yourself, if you don’t care about children).

Uber Will Launch a Fleet of Driverless Cars This Month

Anna Green

A futuristic fleet of driverless cars is about to hit the streets of Pittsburgh.

A Collection of Classic Apple Computers Is Up For Bid

Michele Debczak

It includes 35 pieces from Tekserve’s Mac Museum.

6 Habits of Rich People That You Should Steal

Want to make a lot of money? You can start by hitting the gym.

The World’s Largest Aircraft Lifts Off for the First Time

Michele Debczak

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … flying bum?

What’s the Difference Between a Fire Engine and a Fire Truck?

Suzanne Raga

One carries the water tank, the other transports the firefighters.