Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
If you're like me, ever since you finished reading Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, you've been waiting patiently (OK, maybe not so patiently) for the seq
Gubbploga! GroKo! Bombeiro! Start slipping these into conversation.
Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that’s not exactly a coincidence.
When we pull an all-nighter to study for a test or put together a presentation, we assure ourselves we’ll just make it up later—but can you really catch up on lost sleep?
Think colors are objective facts? Think again! Color is more subjective than you might expect—it’s really all in your head. These illusions show you how.
Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise has gone bankrupt developing grizzly-proof suits. Now, he claims he can cure cancer. A lesson on the perils of backyard ingenuity.
Alternate history, long popular with fiction writers, has also been explored by historians and journalists. Here are some of their intriguing conclusions.
The OED upped its entry count with three updates last year—here's a snapshot retrospective of the words committed to dictionary immortality in 2013.