The Supervillain's Guide To Fashion (And World Domination)

Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim. » 10/03/14 11:29am 10/03/14 11:29am

How Could Scientists Mistake Dust For A Spectacular Discovery?

An infographic at Quanta Magazine explains how scientists could've mistaken cosmic dust for gravitational waves as part of their special on the latest saga of the hazards of doing science in public. While disappointing, this just part of the halting, uncertain progress at uncovering the mysteries of the universe. » 9/23/14 12:01am 9/23/14 12:01am

Have Spelling Bee "Winning Words" Always Been So Obscure?

Arvind Mahankali won the 2013 National Spelling Bee on "knaidel," a type of dumpling. The winning word the year prior was "guetapens," before that "cymotrichous," and before that "stromuhr." Have bee-winning words always been this insane, or is this a recent development? » 5/30/14 4:57am 5/30/14 4:57am

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? » 4/08/14 12:08pm 4/08/14 12:08pm