XKCD’s Randall Munroe has launched a video series around his “What If?” books and today answers the question, what if the earth stopped spinning?
Why do some contractions work and others don’t?
Sure to come in handy this year, a primer on logical fallacies.
Nature provides the answer to a question that has certainly been on your mind — how would a starfish wear pants?
Place names tell us all sorts of interesting things about history and people. Also, what is the longest one word place name in the world?
Some beautiful winners in this year’s Nikon Small World in Motion video microscopy competition.
“This library has every book ever published.” A visit to the British Library.
We are off for the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Here, some avian advice on the waning season.
What else was happening during well known historical events? Where did the fax machine and the Oregon Trail overlap? What about Woolly Mammoths and the Great Pyramids?
Ah the joy of a good scale bar. Here we find out how big the earth would be if the Milky Way was the size of the US.
An architectural tour of the great libraries of China turns up a spectacular place to read a book on the beach.
A visit to another of the world’s fascinating archives, this time to Australia’s Library of Air.
Why doesn’t a ball fly off of a spinning turntable?
An amusing, if apocryphal, response from the Smithsonian offers a glimpse at the sorts of pre-internet humor scientists would share through their networks.
The latest developments in Capybara science.