While those of you on the East Coast are freezing, let’s watch some subway cars get thrown into the ocean....more
The question for the day is, why are ants so much better at managing traffic than us?
Checking in on the art of Christian Marclay after The Clock.
Important news: the strepsiptera is a gross and upsetting insect....more
Here are those horrifying sex patents you asked about.
I don’t know if you guys know this, but Oregon’s history is, like, crazy racist.
All the architectural models you could possibly hope for....more
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the pearl diving mermaids of Japan (warning: nudity).
Don’t worry, Canada does horrible things too: on the bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children.
But some good news! Moog is recreating their classic synths....more
Ellen Craft is your amazing historical bad-ass of the week.
Before the iron age there was the (mainly Inuit based) meteorite age.
Duh: you love your phone too much and being away from it is making you dumb....more
Following up a theme for the week: algorithm your way to true love (2015 is real weird you guys)!
It is very important that we all get together and buy an ancient Turkish city.
Today in I-love-never-built-theme-parks: let’s take a moment to remember the real-life Metropolis....more
Are you ready for the crazy and pointless technology of the future (today)?
Fairy weddings are one of the stranger things people have been in to.
Today seems like a good day to talk about Stephen Hawking’s voice.
How to make yourself fall in love, through science!...more
Obviously the problem is that our clocks are way too accurate.
Important news: the people at NASA are dorks.
Elsewhere in space, a star just got swallowed right up....more
On the Mega-Manhattan that could have been.
Remember that time people were sure that Haley’s Comet would kill us all?
Appreciating Tokyo’s rockabilly gangs....more
In case you were wondering, here is the video that CNN will play when the world ends.
Let’s all explore some lost underwater cities this year.
Atlas Obscura looks at some of the world’s highest currencies....more
Another year, another even more earth-like planet found....more
It’s time to look at what could have been public domain this year.
Just in time for a couple of days ago, on the origins of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.
We have a lot to look forward to this year in outer space....more
One last post for 2014. Thanks for reading, you are all the best....more
We’ll be taking the rest of the week off. See you soon and try to be good to each other out there....more
New things are happening again: the first ever documented case of anxiety-based deja vu.
How will we feed ourselves after the apocalypse? (good news we’ll still have soda!)
On a similar note: let’s all take a walk through Gravesend....more
Great news! Someone figured out belly lint.
Maybe there’s a mirror universe out there where time runs backwards. Maybe a lot of things.
Someone stole a bunch of orca teeth.
The sad life of the Mexican mole lizard....more
There are moon trees among us.
It’s mind blowing to think that it’s time to consider the best possible Mars landing sites.
Very soon you’ll be able to watch the first ever British sci-fi film....more
Let’s just get one thing straight, NO ONE needs steam-punk themed luxury condos.
Incidentally: artificial leaches and other failed Victorian inventions.
Let’s all take a trip through PT Anderson’s San Fernando Valley.
Endre Neme (is pretty great).
It’s way harder than you think to tell the difference between asteroids and comets....more