Twin VisitorsAs it passed Earth, Asteroid 2004 BL86 revealed it didn’t come alone.
What Really Happens at #Davos?Imagined scenes from the favored convention of the rich and connected.
Can You Really Make Yourself Fall in Love With a Stranger?Acting out a famous psychological experiment designed to “create closeness.”
The Shark-Tooth SawWhat a nightmarish invention can teach us about sharks’ jaws.
Lines in the SandA robot that draws elaborate pictures on the beach.
How Not to Mess Up a Job InterviewSeven common but easily avoided mistakes.
Practical? Or Meddling, Very Busy, and Impertinent?The evolution of Merriam-Webster's most looked-up word, pragmatic(al).
50 Cents to PlayOur favorite scenes of children crawling into claw machines while their parents panic.
A Curious Antarctic RingCould a newly spotted mile-wide impression be a meteorite impact?
Definitely Look DownWatch three extreme athletes BASE Jump off of Moab’s Fisher Towers.
What Doomed the Mayan Civilization?New clues in Belize's Blue Hole bolster an old theory.
Want a Better Solution to Bedbugs?Let them bite you, repeatedly.
Duck Fetus for Two, PleaseEating the strange Filipino delicacy balut.
The Most Clever (and Strange) Inventions of 2014It begins with climbing a wall like a gecko.
New Year’s Eve at the Space StationHow do astronauts hurtling through space decide when it becomes 2015?
What Makes Men Attractive on the Dance Floor?A semi-scientific breakdown.
The Mysterious Storms on UranusWhy was 2014 the planet's most turbulent year on record?
Cricketing Toughness Personified By a seagull.
This Is How You Introduce a Starting Lineup on MLK DayWith a full choir.
What It’s Really Like to Ride in a Self-Driving CarA surprisingly stressful jaunt through Las Vegas.
Shanghai Days A bird’s-eye view of one of the world’s most interesting cities.
What Happened to the Beagle 2?The British craft that vanished near Mars in 2003 may have been found.
We May Need a HelicopterThe most audacious real-life prison breaks.
Et Tu, Totti? Francesco Totti's on-field selfie celebration.
The Best Damn Band in the Land How an OSU-Oregon marching band title match might look.
Most Influential Behind-the-Scenes Voices in ComedySome of the unseen hands of modern comedy.
Hidden in the TreesA new species of oversize insect is exceedingly difficult to spot.
How to Cook a Perfect BurgerAbove all: Keep it simple.
Winners and Losers of 2014Who came out on top and who came out on bottom at the end of the year?
Two for Him, One for HerWhy do doctors tell women to drink less than men?