Google Is Building a Self-Flying Plane. Here's What It Looks Like.
Canada Trolls Russian Geography on Twitter, Russia Snarks Back
Lock Pickers, Meet 3-D Printers
Engineers warn that an old trick could get new life with the ever-cheaper technology.
Gilbert Gottfried Speaks for the Birds
The Gist asks the comedian about the old showbiz world that drew him to comedy.
Bobby Jindal’s Desperate Move
The governor’s Common Core lawsuit is not about education in Louisiana. It’s just a stunt.
The XX Factor
Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong
SWAT Team Arrest of Online Gamer Caught Live on Webcam After Hoax 9-1-1 Call
Five Authors of Ebola Paper Published Today Have Died of Ebola
Hear the Smashing Pumpkins Remix by Diddy That Was Finally Released After 16 Years
NFL Announces Strict Penalties for Domestic Violence Infractions
Down With the Penn State Penalty
It’s time for the NCAA to end its pointless punishment of the Nittany Lions football program.
Watch the Trailer for Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut, About a Journalist Imprisoned in Iran
Is Arby’s Meat Mountain a Mountain of Lies? A Skeptic Investigates.
View From Chicago
Obama’s proposed climate change agreement would be good for the planet and perfectly legal.
Painkiller Overdoses Up Considerably in New York City Since 2000
Let’s start treating cybersecurity like we treat public health.
The BCS Is Dead
Here’s everything you need to know about the new college football playoff.
Vladimir Putin Ramps Up His Postmodern Non-Invasion Invasion of Ukraine
Tourists Who Don’t Understand Geography Are Canceling Trips to South Africa Because of Ebola
The XX Factor
Managers Tell Women in Tech They Are “Abrasive” and Need to “Step Back” to “Let Others Shine”
Sharknado, the Biggest Emmy Snub of Them All
A case for the best worst TV movie of the year.
Strangleweed's Novel Tactics
The parasitic plant punctures its victims and trades deceptive genetic messages with them.
Gay Men Probably Look at Straight Men in the Shower—and That's Not A Problem.
No Scrunchie? The Surprisingly Long Hair of Hollywood’s Female Action Stars.
This Story About a Wounded Veteran’s Prosthetic Hand Is Too Crazy to Be True
Whit Stillman’s New TV Show Is Almost As Good As His Old Movies
And Amazon can really do comedy. Drama, on the other hand …
Netflix vs. Healthcare.gov
The two sites demonstrate two very different approaches to cybersecurity.
Retired Marine, in Uniform, Becomes Unofficial Elementary School Crossing Guard
The XX Factor
Angelina and Brad Finally Wed. Will Billy Bob Thornton Ever Find Happiness?
Elizabeth Warren Sides With Israel, Not With the Liberals Who Keep Daydreaming About Her
Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future?
The Iconic Moleskine Notebook Goes Digital
Scientists Can Manipulate Memory (in Mice, Anyway)
Forget the Rent: Why New York and San Francisco Are Actually Amazing Bargains
A Unique African-American Culture, Hundreds of Years Old, That Could Go Extinct
When White Women Discover Their “Inner Black Woman”
Inside Higher Ed
Don’t Email Me
One professor banned students from emailing her. The results were great.
Minnesota Father of Nine Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria
Superfest West and L.A. CultureFest
How to get your tickets before anyone else.
The Patchwork Maps That Helped Prospectors Track Mining Claims in the American West