Watch How Computers Sort Lists (It's Complicated)

Chris Higgins

How fast can you alphabetize 1,280 books? See how computer scientists can make the process much faster.

Grave Sightings: Joe DiMaggio

Stacy Conradt

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio once bought his-and-hers crypts in Los Angeles. So why is his final resting place 400 miles away from hers?

Lewis and Clark Weren't the Only Explorers to Map the American Frontier

David W Brown

Multiple parties of brave explorers journeyed to map the American frontier.

Scientists Figure Out How Some Probiotics Work

Kate Horowitz

Beneficial bacteria give off a chemical that gives the immune system a gentle nudge.

5 Fabulous Facts About Jackie Kennedy

Ethan Trex

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was one of our country's most stylish and elegant icons for decades, but she was no empty, aloof beauty.

Snake-Like Robot from MIT Is Flexible, Customizable

Rudie Obias

Who says hardware can't be, well, soft?

Sweden’s ICEHOTEL Will Now Be Open Year-Round Thanks to Solar Panels

Shaunacy Ferro

Chill out 365 days a year.

Creative Activities Like Baking and Knitting Boost Mental Well-Being

Michele Debczak

Research shows that the "flourishing" effect extends to the next day.

When Did Human Beings Start Using Containers?


Barnes & Noble Is Hosting 'Harry Potter' Holiday Balls Across the Country

Michele Debczak

It's time to break out your dress robes.

10 Awesome Christmas Ornaments for U.S. History Buffs

Miss Cellania

Check out this collection of ornaments for the history lover in your life.

Visit the Gyllenhall: Your New Favorite Punny Internet Corner

Kirstin Fawcett

We wish we knew how to quit this.

For $2, You Can Get Unlimited Frostys Next Year

Shaunacy Ferro

All for a one-time fee of $2, most of which will go to charity.

Ants Communicate by Swapping Spit

Kate Horowitz

Scientists say the mouth-to-mouth exchanges transmit hormones and other important chemical information.