The Mysterious Downfall of the Neandertals. The standard theories of why they disappeared don't hold up, so scientists are looking in new directions. (via Metafilter)
*
If you thought Jill and Kevin's wedding entrance was exceptional, you should see what they did for the divorce!
*
Respect For the Fungus Overlords. The Loom explains the details of zombie ants and the fungus that controls their lives and deaths.
*
Top 10 Ironic Ads From History. Sometimes a wonderful ad campaign will come back to bite years later. (via Boing Boing)
*
Crows can recognize individual people, but can you recognize a particular crow in a photo lineup? NPR presents the quiz and an accompanying video about crow research. (via the Presurfer)
*
The 10 Manliest Names Ever belong to soldiers and strongmen. I wouldn't want to backtalk any of them.
*
8 Unique Magazines. Niche publishing brings the weirdness to your local newsstand -or even your mailbox!