Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, or identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.
The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.
A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.
This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.
The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.
What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.
About six and a half billion people use the metric system every single day. That's more than the citizens of any single nation, the followers of any single religion or the speakers of any single language. Sociologist Hector Vera has called the metric system “more popular than Jesus.”
Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.
This bird likes livers, kidneys, entrails — anything it can pluck that's freshly dead. But what if you served it ... a painting?
In the 1760s, an Italian scientist ran a sex experiment that required putting teeny trousers on some ardent male frogs. Hot guys in pants, it turns out, aren't so hot.