What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship?

When the merchant ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on November 7, 1872, all signs pointed to an uneventful journey. When it was discovered just under a month later completely abandoned, yet still in seaworthy condition, and with personal effects from its missing crew intact — it quickly entered maritime lore. » 12/05/14 6:00pm 12/05/14 6:00pm

A Must-Watch Mystery About A Man Trapped In A Probability Experiment

Anyone who likes twisting, turning narratives, science fiction thought experiments, or films that explore the nature of identity absolutely must take 15 minutes out of their day for this short film. A man wakes to find he's a lab rat in a bizarre experiment—and he's not the only one of him there. » 10/02/14 3:20pm 10/02/14 3:20pm

Does our solar system have a special connection to the structure of the…

For the past five hundred years, we've been looking out at the universe and assuming that we, with our little planet and our little solar system, were nothing special. And then we sent out a probe to measure the cosmic microwave background. It gave us some data that makes it seem like we might be a bigger deal than… » 3/07/13 12:49pm 3/07/13 12:49pm

Why you should be watching Hulu's creepy deal-with-the-devil series The…

A father whose child is dying of leukemia. A Catholic nun who no longer hears God speaking to her. An elderly woman whose husband is suffering from Alzheimer's. A man whose only ambition is to date a centerfold model. Each of these people in the Hulu series The Booth at the End wishes for something desperately enough… » 8/26/12 11:54am 8/26/12 11:54am

Is this the debris field from Amelia Earhart's plane?

Despite the call from Jalopnik's Travis Okulski for everyone to stop looking for traces of Amelia Earhart, the $2.2 million investigation by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recover (TIGHAR) is trudging on — and it now appears that their robotic submarine has potentially stumbled upon something rather… » 8/21/12 6:31pm 8/21/12 6:31pm

Is this anti-freckle cream a clue to Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

While Star Trek: Voyager and conspiracy theories suggest that aviatrix Amelia Earhart was kidnapped by aliens, it's looking more and more like she met her end right here on Earth. A handful of newly discovered artifacts, including a jar of freckle fading cream, suggest that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed… » 6/02/12 12:30pm 6/02/12 12:30pm

Sacred Heart is a webcomic tale of punks and murder, without adult…

High schoolers on primetime TV shows never seem to have parents. Adults are often relegated to the background, occasionally trotted out to dispense discipline, emotional abuse, or words of network television wisdom. The webcomic Sacred Heart takes parental absence to a new level, placing high schoolers in a mysterious… » 5/19/12 8:30am 5/19/12 8:30am

The Fibonacci Series: When Math Turns Golden

The Fibonacci Series, a set of numbers that increases rapidly, began as a medieval math joke about how fast rabbits breed. But it's became a source of insight into art, architecture, nature, and efficiency. This mathematical game explains the structures of leaves and lungs, is replicated in paintings and photographs,… » 2/24/11 7:00am 2/24/11 7:00am

Amelia Earhart's old letters hold clue to her disappearance

The Amelia Earhart disappearance hasn't actually been a mystery so much as a jumping-off point for as many fantastical theories as possible. Earhart had often been credited as a better self-promoter and daredevil than a pilot. Her last stunt, in 1937, was an attempt to make the record books as the first woman to… » 2/20/11 10:00am 2/20/11 10:00am