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Johnny Cash on Sesame Street

Chris Higgins

The Mystery of the Sloth Poop

Matt Soniak

Three-toed sloths are just that: three-toed, and slothful.

Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Marvel Comics launches a new comic about a Muslim American teenage superhero from Jersey City. Plus, the best comic about ants you'll ever read.

10 Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts You Can Print At Home

Joy Lanzendorfer

That Abraham Lincoln life mask you've always wanted is coming soon to a living room near you—all you need is a 3D printer.

How Do You Pronounce "Sochi"?

Arika Okrent

Before Sochi was selected as the host of the 2014 winter Olympics, not many people had heard of it, so it didn't have a widely known English pronunciation.

5 Questions: "Ghost" of a Chance

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12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared

Roma Panganiban

In the years since the final book was published, J.K. Rowling has talked a lot about what happened to Harry and his friends.

The Evolution of Facebook's Pronoun Problem

Arika Okrent

Talking in the third person, the singular they, and gender-neutral pronouns.

The Missing Links: The History of Hadouken!

Colin Patrick

The Evolution of the Lightsaber

Chris Higgins

Here's a fifteen-minute film showing exactly how the galaxy's coolest laser-sword was created.

2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World

Miss Cellania

Last week we looked at what the U.S. Olympic team will have on in Sochi. Here's what the rest of the world will be wearing.

Neil Gaiman reads "Green Eggs and Ham"

Chris Higgins

The Time Paul Revere Worked as a Dentist

Mark Mancini

Outside of his military accomplishments, Boston’s most famous messenger also enjoyed a unique medical career that saw him become the first forensic dentist in American history.

10 Literary Holidays

Hannah Keyser

Bibliophiles know there's no wrong time to fete your favorite book or author.

How Does Caffeine Work?

Lucas Reilly

Caffeine isn’t the kickstarting jitter-drug you think it is. If anything, it’s a sneaky imposter.