This Viral Photo Of Yesterday's Eclipse From Space Is Fake. Duh.

Yesterday's solar eclipse was one of the most spectacular in recent memory. So it's a shame that thousands of people were duped into thinking this image — supposedly taken from the International Space Station — was the real deal. It's obviously not, and here's why. » 3/20/15 9:45am 3/20/15 9:45am

Find Inspiration From These Women Working With Science In Public

One of the things that brings me joy in life is finding enthusiastic, friendly people working on interesting and unusual projects. Here's my short list of fantastic women who inspire me by doing cool things with science and sharing it all with us on Twitter. » 3/08/15 3:40pm 3/08/15 3:40pm

Someone Is Writing The Ultimate Generic Dystopian YA Novel On Twitter

We love young adult science fiction, but even we have to admit that sometimes, it can feel like dystopian novels are following a bit script. The new Twitter account @DystopianYA is poking a bit of fun at some of the more common conventions of the genre. » 2/11/15 4:40pm 2/11/15 4:40pm

Play A Creepy Choose Your Own Adventure Game On Twitter And Enjoy Dying

If you loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books (and dying over and over again between their pages), here's some good news: you can play a chooseable path game right now through the magic of Twitter. The bad news: you're going to die. A lot. » 1/13/15 2:40pm 1/13/15 2:40pm

The Walking Dead is the show with the most tweets and readers of tweets in 2015. A Nielsen report revealed that the show had an average of 576,000 tweets per episode and 4.93 million people reading at least one tweet before the next morning. This reflects the show's popularity and the high value viewers place on… » 12/30/14 3:00am 12/30/14 3:00am

NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Earlier this year, Facebook used information gathered from its users to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. Now, Twitter has released its own map of NFL fandom in America – and Twitter's version is interactive. » 10/22/14 5:54pm 10/22/14 5:54pm

Louis CK Tweets A Majorly Trippy Story About Origins Of Life On Earth

What happens when comedian Louis CK starts tweeting about his "feelings" regarding the origin of life on Earth, the nature of the solar system, and the Big Bang? We get a strange piece of science fiction that apparently went straight from CK's brain to the keyboard. » 10/08/14 12:20pm 10/08/14 12:20pm

The Foods That Are Popular In Each State -- And Only In That State

Sampling the different regional delicacies and ingredients available is one of the delights of traveling far away. But just crossing state lines can be enough to change up what shows up on your plate, as this map of the most distinctive foods in every state reveals. » 9/11/14 10:40am 9/11/14 10:40am

Illustrated Twitter Typos Are Hilarious Eldritch Horrors

Illustrated Twitter Typos does exactly what it says on the tin: It provides images to show you what it would look like if these weren't typos but actually what happened. And it turns out that most typos result in horrifying chimera-type lifeforms. » 9/10/14 11:00pm 9/10/14 11:00pm

Lego Academics Twitter Account Illustrate Life in Academia

With over 34 thousand followers, it's likely that you're already following the excellent Lego Academics twitter account, which'll celebrate its one-month anniversary next week. If you aren't, you should. » 9/03/14 3:00am 9/03/14 3:00am

Are You More Turned On or Terrified by "Sexts From the Void"?

This is an important question, although you can take the third option of "find them hilarious," which is where we landed. NSFW. » 8/05/14 1:30am 8/05/14 1:30am

Congress Is Still Editing Wikipedia a Lot -- Here's How We Know

Ever since members of Congress got busted for rewriting Wikipedia articles in 2006, anonymous editors of the online encyclopedia on Capitol Hill have become more circumspect. But the days of under-the-radar editing are over, with a new bot that monitors each and every change in real time. » 7/15/14 9:29am 7/15/14 9:29am

Do Not Take Writing Advice from the Worst Muse

Twitter account the Worst Muse isn't even a week old, but it's already a premiere source of hilarious writing advice from writer Rachel Edidin. Below's a selection of our favorites. » 7/11/14 1:30am 7/11/14 1:30am

The Secret Service Wants A Tool To Detect Sarcasm On Twitter

Could a computer be as good at sensing sarcasm in 140 characters as a person? If you think yes, the Secret Service might like to have a chat. » 6/09/14 8:45am 6/09/14 8:45am

A Netflix Bug Created the Best Movie Mashups

A couple of weeks ago, a bug caused a Netflix app to accidentally slam together the summaries for different films. And they sound so much better than the originals. » 5/27/14 1:02am 5/27/14 1:02am