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20 Things You Might Not Know About The X-Men and “Days of Future Past”

Rick Marshall

If the arrival of Days Of Future Past has you thinking more than usual about Marvel's famous mutants, you'll have no shortage of food for thought with this list of 20 things you might not kn

Watch Germans Try to Say the Word “Squirrel”

Arika Okrent

A few years ago, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson pointed out that the best way to expose a German spy would be to ask them to say the word “squirrel,” because “no German, no matter how well they speak E

6 Plants That Are Masters of Disguise

Jessica Hullinger

These plants transform to trick the untrained eye.

The Most Photographed Places in the World

Jason English

According to Sightsmap.

The Missing Links: The Amazing PancakeBot

Colin Patrick

How Giant Tesla Coils Work

Chris Higgins

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Thinking Before Eating Makes Food More Enjoyable

Roma Panganiban

It can be hard to resist tearing into a particularly mouthwatering dish of food as soon as it hits the table, but research suggests that it might be best to hold on a second.

The Origins of 12 Horse-Related Idioms

the mag Lucas Reilly

Horses own the winner’s circle in English idioms. But where did these popular phrases originate?

What Is El Niño?

Hannah Keyser

Climate models are predicting that this fall, there's a 75 percent chance that an El Niño will occur. But just what is this weather phenomenon, and how does it affect us?

Morning Cup of Links: ASCII Art is Back

Miss Cellania

The Not-So-Perfect Kilogram and Why the Metric System Might Be Screwed

Judy Dutton

The world’s most perfect weight isn’t so perfect anymore. And that has scientists scared.

5 Questions: Types of Grass

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16 Weird Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back

Erin McCarthy

We've lost many delightful words and phrases along the way.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Diplodocus

Mark Mancini

Diplodocus ranks among the most impressive animals that’s ever walked the earth and, thanks to a great philanthropist, it’s also become one of the world’s favorite dinosaurs.