Ten (Pseudo) Scientific Theories About the Mona Lisa's Smile

The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is possibly the most well-known piece of art in the world. One of the reasons why people wax rhapsodic over the painting is the tiny hint of a smile on the woman's face. That fascinating expression has launched a thousand silly theories. Find out about the physics, the biology, the… »11/11/11 12:16pm11/11/11 12:16pm

Behold the Tragic Beauty of the International Space Station

The International Space Station may be beautiful, but it has tragically been scorned by true interplanetary exploration enthusiasts as a money-sucking boondoggle. This month it enters the final stages of its complex assembly even though it's scheduled to be phased out by 2017 (and presumably allowed to burn up before… »11/27/07 12:00pm11/27/07 12:00pm