You'll Have To Think Like A Pirate To Solve This Week's Puzzle

Pirates, of course, are notoriously greedy – but they're also incredibly shrewd. And don't forget, they'll kill you, if given the chance. » 2/01/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Luminous Fruits & Veggies, by Radu Zaciu

Photographer Radu Zaciu hollowed out ordinary fruits and vegetables and replaced their insides with light bulbs. His photo series, "The Light Inside," captures what these everyday edibles look like with their new, luminous cores, revealing the structural subtleties in their pulp, their skin, their leaves, and their… » 2/01/15 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

David Duchovny Hopes To Return As Denise Bryson In Twin Peaks

First X-Files, now this. The new Twin Peaks is set to premiere some time in 2016, and members of the original cast are slowly signing on for the show's return. Will David Duchovny reprise his role as DEA agent Denise Bryson? » 2/01/15 9:44am Today 9:44am

A Baleen Whale Skull Conducts Sound 'Like An Acoustic Antenna'

Researchers used computer models and high-powered simulations to confirm that whales' skulls have evolved to act "like an acoustic antenna," amplifying and transmitting low-frequency sounds (hypothesized to be important in long-range communication) toward the ears. » 2/01/15 8:22am Today 8:22am

For Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Expensive Placebo Works Better

In a recent study, an "expensive" salt solution was shown to to be significantly more effective at managing the symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease than an "inexpensive" one. The salt solutions were identical placebos. » 2/01/15 7:30am Today 7:30am

The Tobacco Smoke Enema: A Dubious 18C Method For Reviving The Drowned

Via "A new method of relieving such persons as are thought to be suffocated, or drowned," a hopefully titled document published in 1748 by French physician Jean-Jacques Bruhier, comes what today seems a pretty hopeless method of relieving such persons as are thought to be suffocated, or drowned, namely: the tobacco… » 1/31/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

There Is Trouble On The Isle Of Cats And Only Wonder Woman Can Help

Or at least that's the premise of Lauren Beukes's story in the latest Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman release. Equal parts fun, adorable, and heart-warming, the comic is a must read for Wonder Woman, Lauren Beaukes, and Mike Maihack fans. » 1/31/15 6:37pm Yesterday 6:37pm

On Writing With A Day Job, and Expectations Vs. Reality

I grow less and less certain about what would be considered 'normal' or 'average' for a working writer, and this eye-opening article certainly helped give me some perspective, so I thought I might share some of my own. » 1/31/15 6:37pm Yesterday 6:37pm

Moroccan Meteorite May Be a 4.4-Billion-Year-Old Chunk of Martian Crust

Mars is often referred to as the Red Planet, but its signature color is only skin-deep. Beneath its rusty regolith, Mars has many other hues, including large dark regions formed by ancient lava flows. Now, researchers believe they may have found a pieceof Mars' dark plains here on Earth, in the form of a meteorite… » 1/31/15 3:11pm Yesterday 3:11pm

Read Roald Dahl's Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988)

Roald Dahl – author of such books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda – lost his eldest daughter, Olivia, to measles in 1962. Twenty-six years later, he penned a cogent and gut-wrenching plea to parents, urging them have their children vaccinated against the disease. » 1/31/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

This Is The Clearest, Sharpest Video Of Lightning Seen From Space

This lightning storm is an eerie, glowing spider in a web of clouds when seen from above. Video footage of this unusual perspective was captured from the International Space Station using a specialized camera to minimize motion blur. » 1/31/15 4:28pm Yesterday 4:28pm

Secret message found in WW2 bullet tells the story of some stupid Nazis

August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story. » 1/31/15 3:06pm Yesterday 3:06pm

12 Monkeys' Heroes Both Do The Unforgivable, But We Still Root For Them

Last night's episode of 12 Monkeys went to an incredibly dark place, showing both Cole and Cassandra Railly doing things that are basically unforgivable. It's actually hard to say whose transgression was worse. And yet, we still manage to sympathize with both of them, which is kind of impressive. Spoilers ahead... » 1/31/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Shaun Of The Dead Outtake Features Simon Pegg As John Lennon

This is so silly I can hardly stand it: An outtake from Shaun of the Dead, in which Simon Pegg and Peter Serafinowicz pretend to be John Lennon and Paul McCartney (instead of Shaun and Pete). This may be old footage, but it's new to me – and really, who can't get on board with Simon Pegg corpsing all over the place? » 1/31/15 10:29am Yesterday 10:29am