This Tiny Skull Could Belong to the Mesozoic’s Smallest Known Dinosaur

After hundreds of millions of years, people just can’t get enough of dinosaurs. I’m not sure what it is about these creatures who roamed an earth devoid of people and died a horrible mass death, but kids, adults, scientists, and everyone else just seem to love everything to do with them. Which is perhaps why...

6 of History’s Most Terrifying and Deadly Viruses

I never spent much time thinking about viruses or how we’re all going to die until about 5 or 6 years ago, when I read The Hot Zone. Before that, I had a fleeting fascination with pandemic stories, but nothing stuck. However, The Hot Zone did stick. A lot. And thus began a borderline obsession...

NASA Has Opened Astronaut Applications to the Public

If you’ve ever wanted to be an astronaut but assumed NASA had some fancy recruitment tactics, well…prepare to have your mind blown. Because anyone with a master’s degree in a STEM field who doesn’t mind tight spaces could technically land the job. NASA recently posted an ad for astronauts on USAJobs, and as long as...

Why Americans Are so Obsessed With Paper Towels

If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that Americans are totally obsessed with our paper products – a fact we should have already known, given that we produce more unrecyclable trash (per person) than any developed country in the world. And paper towels? Americans spend around $5.7 billion annually on them, and most people...

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That One Time a Door-To-Door Catnip Salesman Was Arrested for Inciting a Crowd in NYC

History is super fun, y’all, and I maintain that if you don’t agree it’s just because you haven’t been told the right stories. Stories like this one, about a man who sold catnip door-to-door and made unintentional friends with every feline within a ten-block radius (maybe more) and earning an arrest for inciting a (cat)...

13 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From Costco

Everyone loves shopping at Costco. They have everything you need, and lots of it. There are samples. They have delicious produce and meats, and you always feel like you’ve gotten a great deal (even if you have no idea where you’re going to put it when you get home. It makes sense, then, that we’re...

4 Gmail Features That Could Help You Clean out Your Inbox Faster

Not only faster, but more efficiently – which is important, because we all know how easy it is to get behind, watch your messages pile up, and lose all hope of ever being able to tackle it. Take heart, though! Gmail itself has some features you may not know about that could increase your productivity...

8 Reasons You Should Own A Dog According to Science

I didn’t have dogs growing up. We had cats (4 of them over the 20-odd years I lived at home) and some of them were great. Others were those other sort of cat, but whatever the reason, my parents never gave into our begging for a puppy. When I was 22, my then-fiancee and I...

The Kindergarten Worksheet That’s Stumping Adults Everywhere

There are parents everywhere who are helping their kids with schoolwork (or doing the teaching at home) now that school is out for the foreseeable future. And while there are many different kinds of frustration at the situation, one of the funniest – and most annoying – is how we’re all learning just how much...