How Does SCOTUS Schedule Its Decisions?Do the justices save the big cases for last to create suspense?
Surprised by the StorkThe realization that you’re pregnant sometimes comes at the same time the baby does.
The Geneva SuspensionStaff Sgt. Robert Bales killed 16 Afghan civilians. Why wasn’t he charged with war crimes?
Why Are Roses the Most Famous Flower?We could just as easily have a White House Petunia Garden, right?
You Dropped a Bong on MeCould Amanda Bynes have killed someone by tossing glassware out of a 36th-floor window?
How Accurate Are AAA’s Travel Forecasts?Fact-checking the prediction that 31.2 million people will drive to Memorial Day destinations.
“A Peculiar Moaning Sound”How did people describe the sound of a tornado before the advent of trains?
Can a City be a Tornado Magnet?Moore, Okla., may be one of the unluckiest cities in the country, but it’s not alone.
Why Don’t U.S. Senators Hold Old-Fashioned Filibusters Anymore?Plus: If you can’t stand up, can you still filibuster?
Is This What Brown v. Board Felt Like?Comparing public reaction to the gay marriage and school desegregation cases.
Where Should I Flee to Avoid Extradition?Hong Kong? Iceland? Ecuador? Paris is lovely this time of year.
Is Anywhere Safe in a Tornado?Why researchers pummel storm shelters with 15-foot-long planks at 100 mph.
How Did "Tornado Alley" Get Its Name?The deadliest twisters aren’t necessarily within its boundaries.