Real-Life Dinosaurs Are Way Scarier Than The Movies

Jurassic Park nothing. The most terrifying dinosaurs are the ones that walk among us today, in real life. » 7/20/14 2:00pm Sunday 2:00pm

Help Make The LEGO Hubble Space Telescope A Reality

Next year, the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the most important scientific instruments in the history of space exploration, will celebrate its 25th year in space. We think a LEGO play set would make a lovely 25th anniversary homage, don't you? » 7/20/14 12:00pm Sunday 12:00pm

How Do Our Bodies Know Left From Right?

Our bodies may be (nearly) symmetrical on the outside, but our insides are a different story. Your heart, your stomach and spleen are all on the left side of your body, your liver on the right. But in one in 20,000 people, the sidedness of the organs is reversed. » 7/19/14 5:00pm Saturday 5:00pm

Blood Of 2 Million Babies Found In Indiana Warehouse

For over 20 years, the state of Indiana hoarded the blood of newborns without their parents' consent. If your child was born in Indiana after 1991, chances are his or her blood sample is one of an estimated 2.5-million specimens currently stored in a warehouse, the location of which state officials have not disclosed. » 7/19/14 2:00pm Saturday 2:00pm

Here's The Thing About English

As Blaze Miskulin puts it below, "English is a mutt. And a slut. It was born of the random fucking of multiple cultures, languages, and dialects, and it will hop in bed with any language that tickles its fancy. It'a also a thief. English will blatantly steal any word or phrase that it finds interesting. We like it?… » 7/19/14 11:02am Saturday 11:02am

Working On My Novel Is Hilarious, Hits A Little Too Close To Home

Working On My Novel is a book by artist Cory Arcangel featuring 127 tweets from authors who are, you guys, seriously so busy working on their novels that they barely have time left over to tweet about their novel-writing process. Which is something I suspect none of us can relate to. Nope. Not at all. » 7/19/14 10:30am Saturday 10:30am

Some Genius Designed A Hamster Wheel For Cats

It's called One Fast Cat. At 48-inches across, the circular, cat-powered cat-treadmill is a gigantified version of the exercise wheels commonly associated with lab rodents. It's designed to help your feline companion exercise indoors, when it isn't busy bringing death and destruction to the outside world. » 7/19/14 8:00am Saturday 8:00am

"Venomous" vs "Poisonous," Explained With Adorable Talking Animals

Science and nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco's latest webcomic explains the difference between venomous and poisonous in just half a dozen panels (fewer, if you count the intro and the kicker), which makes it as pithily informative as it is charming. » 7/18/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Journey To 1898, When Analgesics Were Advertised With Images of Death

Via the Wash U. School of Medicine's Bernard Becker Medical Library comes a series of whimsically macabre calendar illustrations, created by physician and artist Louis Crusius at the turn of the 20th Century to advertise "Antikamnia," a patent painkiller once used to treat everything from "nervousness" to "sightseers'… » 7/17/14 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm