Was Brittany Murphy Poisoned?An iffy new autopsy report shows she had heavy metals in her hair.
How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?The physical effects of training for world records and freediving.
Is Sunlight Actually the Best Disinfectant?It depends on how much time you have.
How Often Do Art Thieves Destroy Their Loot?Basically Never.
Why Do We Drink Lemonade When It’s Hot Out?The role of acidity in quenching thirst.
How Gross Is the Water That Drips From Air Conditioners?It's like rain on a summer evening.
Hey, You! Get off of My Cloud!How much of the airspace above your home do you own?
Do Airlines Retire Flight Numbers After Crashes?Asiana Flight 214 is still flying between Seoul and San Francisco.
What’s Life Like in an Airport Transit Zone?Where does Edward Snowden sleep? Can he get a Cinnabon?
Is This What Brown v. Board Felt Like?Comparing public reaction to the gay marriage and school desegregation cases.
Who Gets to Name New Diseases?The tangled origins of a deadly new virus called MERS-CoV.
Can You Inhale Calories?The dietary impacts of smoking alcohol.
Do Tell!What’s the worst that could happen to a member of Congress who reveals secret information?
Into AfricaHow would a captive chimpanzee fare in the wild?
Where Should I Flee to Avoid Extradition?Hong Kong? Iceland? Ecuador? Paris is lovely this time of year.
Batkid to the Rescue!How does Make-a-Wish choose which kids’ wishes to bring to life?
Why Don’t Hurricanes Hit California?Supertyphoon Haiyan is just the latest cyclone to hit the Philippines.
What Happens in Racial Sensitivity Training?How counselors will try to talk the racism out of Riley Cooper.
How Accurate Are Juries?Your peers are far from infallible.
Do Other Countries Have “Stand Your Ground” Laws?Or do they require you to slowly back away?
Why Are Air Conditioners So Heavy?It's the copper.
The C-Free DietIf we didn’t have California, what would we eat?
Fourth of July, Independence Day, Independent Day ...What are we supposed to call this holiday?
Why Don’t U.S. Senators Hold Old-Fashioned Filibusters Anymore?Plus: If you can’t stand up, can you still filibuster?
How Does SCOTUS Schedule Its Decisions?Do the justices save the big cases for last to create suspense?
Which Is Safer: City Streets or Prison?Prison.
Surprised by the StorkThe realization that you’re pregnant sometimes comes at the same time the baby does.
What Happens When You Defy a Secret Government Order?You have a secret trial and pay a secret fine.
Should Edward Snowden Have Had a Security Clearance?Everyone knew he advocated online privacy.
The Geneva SuspensionStaff Sgt. Robert Bales killed 16 Afghan civilians. Why wasn’t he charged with war crimes?