September 18, 2014

The Duck Penis Paradox
Is too much Internet pop science drowning out the serious stuff?
8:00 PM

Science, science, everywhere! But is it all for real?

How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
Clenching your fists helps you remember ... or does it?
8:00 PM

In 2013, a memory study published in the open access science journal PLOS turned out to be false—but only after it was picked up by many major media outlets. 

Beautiful Photos of What May Be the World's Next National Border
1:14 PM

The Document Scotland project captures the nation on the eve of its momentous independence vote. 

September 17, 2014

This TV Show Pays Homage To—And Utterly Ruins—The Fault in Our Stars
The latest entry in pop culture’s Year of Sick Teens
5:28 PM

It tries to be Fault in Our Stars. It misses. By miles.

What Ken Burns Doesn't Understand about the Roosevelts
In realizing the “personal” Roosevelts, something of the “public” is lost

It's so focused on the Roosevelts as people, it neglects their importance as public figures. 

The Brave Open Letter Graham Greene Wrote Defending Charlie Chaplin from McCarthy
3:34 PM

The FBI wanted Chaplin out of the country because of his lefty politics.

The Strange Case of An 18th-Century Sex Change Surgery
A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation
2:44 PM

A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation.

Remembering the Ceasefire

enjoyed being happy. I enjoyed...

The New Republic names Guy Vidra, General Manager of Yahoo News, as Chief Executive Officer
8:05 AM

The New Republic today announced that it has appointed Guy Vidra as Chief Executive Officer effective October 13, 2014.