An Astronaut Tells Us The Hardest Part About Coping With Gravity Again

When you leave the bounds of Earth behind, you're also saying goodbye to gravity. So just what is it like to return from space and get gravity back all of sudden? Today, Astronaut Butch Wilmore, who until last week was stationed up on the International Space Station, stopped by to tell us all about it. » 3/19/15 4:20pm 3/19/15 4:20pm

Why Announcers' Voices Sound So Much Different Than They Used To

When you imagine the life of a voiceover actor, you probably think of hushed radio booths, a team of sound engineers, and ridiculously large microphones. But the job of a modern voiceover actor looks very different, and this helps explain why that "announcer's voice" we've come to expect keeps changing. » 3/12/15 4:20pm 3/12/15 4:20pm

These Six-Word Scifi Stories Have Some Pretty Tangled Timelines

Whether taking us to a very, very ancient Martian surface, giving us the chance to play detective with some found clues dropped by future travelers, or just warning us about the worst of the future's entry-level jobs, these stories present us with some very complicated timelines. And they do it all in just six words. » 3/09/15 4:20pm 3/09/15 4:20pm

This Chunk Of Fool's Gold Naturally Formed In These Cubes

The golden color and shine of iron pyrite (which is responsible for its nickname, "fool's gold") may grab all the attention. But, there is another element of its appearance that is every bit as dramatic: It's tendency to form into these incredibly precise, almost machine-like cubes.So how does it do it? The question… » 3/06/15 4:20pm 3/06/15 4:20pm

Why Those Newly Uncovered Fairytales Are The Darkest Ones Yet

If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark. Here's why these new versions might be a little grimmer than the ones you are familiar with. » 3/05/15 4:20pm 3/05/15 4:20pm