The Secret of “Sprites”The fireworks-like light shows that flash high above thunderstorms in Earth’s atmosphere.
The Google Labs You Should Be UsingLast week, the undo send shortcut went from Google Lab to standard feature. Here's what should go next.
The Science of PieHow pie works on the molecular level.
The Glowing CoralDeep in the Red Sea, researchers discovered a curious anomaly.
Bridge Out of NowhereHow twin robots will 3-D print a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.
The Enduring Appeal of the Lifetime MovieWhy the network’s feel-bad melodramas have so many delirious fans.
Stop Scraping the Bottom and Sides of Your Peanut Butter JarOr worse, throwing out the last bits of butter.
The Perfect Campfire, MathematicallyA Duke engineer’s formula.
BustedWhy the women on Orange Is the New Black are serving time, one by one.
Tour the $367 Million Jet Soon to Be Air Force OneThe Boeing 747-8 is 4,786-square feet of in-flight luxury.
The Strawberry MoonHow did June’s first full moon get its curious nickname?
The Sex Scandals Surrounding Bill Clinton’s Sex ScandalAlmost two decades later, here are all the closeted sex scandal skeletons.
The ABCs of SPFHow to choose the sunscreen that’s right for you.
Vacation Destinations Where Your Dollar Goes FurtherThanks to favorable exchange rates, here’s where you’ll get more for your money.
In Memoriam: Mourn the TV Characters We Lost This YearFrom Kalinda Sharma to McDreamy, pay your respects to those who met their fictional fates.
The Mermaids Have ArrivedConey Island’s annual parade of half-clothed strangers.
Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel Is a SuperstarYour July Fourth inspiration has arrived.
Hi, Pluto. It’s Me, NASA.In just two weeks, the world will get its closest view of Pluto ever.
Never Tell Them the OddsStar Wars-style hoverbikes catch the eye of the Department of Defense.
You Can't Touch ThisGoogle thinks your hands are the ultimate imput device.
Grand Central Station’s Secret BasementTen stories underground, learn why the location was a prime World War II target.
Mars GlassNASA’s latest find on the red planet is the same place we found ancient life on Earth.
Game of Thrones Teaches Us How to ParentLesson One: Don’t ritualistically sacrifice your daughter.
Jurassic Park ScienceSteven Spielberg's blockbuster is very entertaining—and very wrong.
Look Sharp With the Simple and Impeccable Military TuckEmploy military precision to avoid sloppy shirttails.
Ratted OutThe adorable, specially trained army of rats that detect landmines in Africa.
That Feeling of SummerFireflies, fireworks, and freedom: Go back to the summers of your youth.
This Is How the iCloud WorksEverything you need to know in order to back-up, update, and sync with confidence.
What is MSG and Is It Actually Bad for You?Debunking the long-running myth that could be ruining your Chinese takeout.
Original SinInvestigating the world’s earliest known murder.