The Super Bowl's controversial Coke commercial gets a nerdy re-edit

may have seen the ad Coke aired during the Super Bowl, where a variety of American sang "America the Beautiful" in their native languages. It was quite controversial, and by controversial I mean idiot racists hated it. Here's hoping they're equally enraged by this new version. » 2/04/14 8:00pm 2/04/14 8:00pm

The scientific myth that soda will dissolve your teeth

Will soda dissolve your teeth? The short answer is 'no,' and the longer answer is, 'no, of course not.' And yet there is a rumor, and has been for decades, that a nail dropped in coca cola will be dissolved in a few days — which led to the widespread idea that the soda would dissolve teeth, too. The truly weird part… » 4/20/12 3:52pm 4/20/12 3:52pm

In 1911, Coca Cola went on trial for being a killer brain tonic

In March 1911, a federal lawsuit against Coca Cola (The United States Government vs. Forty Barrels, Twenty Kegs Coca-Cola,) began in Chattanooga. How come? The US government alleged that Coke's added caffeine was a deadly poison. » 11/03/10 1:45pm 11/03/10 1:45pm

How Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Even though NASA's budget actually increased in 2008, the government space agency faces an uncertain future as it transitions from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation Project, and it's been plagued for years by claims of inefficiency and lack of creativity. Is it time to look at a new way to pay for the exploration… » 4/03/08 11:30am 4/03/08 11:30am