January 01, 2018

This thread from Merriam-Webster's generally wonderful Twitter account makes a nice bright spot to close out this bastard of a year.

November 14, 2017

Is ESP real, or is science broken?

September 09, 2017

A Viking warrior's grave, long assumed to have been that of a man, is confirmed to have been for a woman.

August 11, 2017

Velveteria is a museum of velvet painting, and they have a flickr group.

July 26, 2017

What pollutants are in your tap water? (in the United States).

July 11, 2017

Pyrosomes in the Gulf of Tonkin could have pushed the United States towards war in Vietnam.

March 31, 2017

Recent sightings have raised hopes that the Tasmanian Tiger may not be extinct.

March 08, 2017

Baby goats in pajamas! (Long version). more inside

January 25, 2017

The SS Palo Alto , a concrete ship, was smashed and broken against the pier by storms this week. But concrete ships have been around since the late 19th century, and there are and were many others.

December 05, 2016

Feeding whipped cream to raccoons from a can. I am going to end up like this in old age, and I will die of rabies. Also, raccoons mob people for Doritos.

August 26, 2016

Monkey face orchids and more flowers that look like other things

June 05, 2016

Beehive art editing

March 14, 2016

The feral cats of Disneyland

April 05, 2013

How Money Travels (in the United States) more inside

March 01, 2013

Embroidered Eggs

August 09, 2011

Sharpie art on styrofoam cups. The artist's website (from a note on one of the Sharpie cups).

May 30, 2011

A description of the Joplin tornado by an ER doctor who was on duty at St. John's Hospital when it was hit. more inside

November 25, 2010

Carved pencils

December 14, 2009

The CBS blacklist during McCarthy's Red Scare

December 09, 2009

A new species is emerging in Canada and New England: the coywolf