Vintage Public Health Posters Show Just How Creepy The 20th Century Was

Last week, we marveled at the unnerving Chinese health posters from 1933 that showed the human body as a kind of bizarre factory. But those aren't the only weird and somewhat horrifying health posters out there. Here are a dozen or so more vintage public health posters. » 4/16/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Planets Don't Need A Stabilizing Moon To Be Habitable

There's a long-held view among astrobiologists that planets need the stabilizing influence of a large moon to foster life. But a new study suggests that a stable tilt isn't a prerequisite for habitability — and that off-kilter planets may be more hospitable to life than stable ones. » 4/16/14 2:58pm Today 2:58pm

Rare Video Of People Actually Riding Action Park's Infamous Water Slide

No theme park has generated more urban legends—and more confusion about the line between myth and actual, horrible reality—than Action Park, the late, lamented (and since semi-resurrected) water park in northern New Jersey. And no ride has been the subject of more rumors than the Cannonball Loop. » 4/16/14 5:53pm Today 5:53pm

First Breathtaking Images from Europe's New Sentinel Satellite

The first satellite in the European Space Agency's new Earth-monitoring Sentinel mission is already sending photos home. The first photos are of land use in Belgium, flooding in Namibia, and glacial retreat and land cover monitoring in Antarctica. » 4/16/14 5:06pm Today 5:06pm

Newest Insane Cop Procedural To Star A Crime-Solving Sigmund Freud

I... he... what?! Further proving there is literally nothing American TV networks won't turn into a crime procedural (or a hospital procedural), the father of modern psychoanalysis will use his knowledge of the oedipal complex to catch bad guys in the new series Freud: The Secret Casebook. » 4/16/14 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

This Isn't Stained Glass, It's A Miracle Of Optics

The contrasting colors of dusking day combine with optics to great effect in Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a captivating series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright. » 4/16/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Longtime Friend of Kurt Vonnegut Explains Author's Timeless Appeal

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Kurt Vonnegut's humor, honesty, and fresh ways of seeing things have always made him a favorite of young people. I remember back in the late sixties, before Slaughterhouse Five made him rich and famous, college students were carrying around dog-eared copies of Cat's Cradle, a novel in which he playfully invents a… » 4/16/14 4:17pm Today 4:17pm

Men Without Beards Could Soon Have An Evolutionary Advantage

Hipsters take note: Beards may be all the rage — and they might be making you more attractive for now — but this is a fashion trend that could ultimately be the cause of its own undoing. » 4/16/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm