After Teddy Roosevelt's act of sportsmanship in 1902 was made legendary by a political cartoonist, his name was forever affixed to an American classic
December 21, 2012 | By Gilbert King
This bicycle-mounted coconut holder lets you pretend you're riding a horse
December 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The antlered herd’s population is declining – what’s going on in the Alaskan wilderness?
December 20, 2012 | By Molly Loomis
Richard Hickock and Perry Smith's bodies were exhumed yesterday, as part of an investigation into four murders committed in Florida in 1959
December 19, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
On Friday, December 21st, a day of cease fire for online shooters
December 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
In 1942, Seaman Calvin Graham was decorated for valor in battle. Then his mother learned where he'd been and revealed his secret to the Navy.
December 19, 2012 | By Gilbert King
The eastern cougar is extinct. But did it ever exist in the first place?
December 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
When a Philadelphia couple took a world tour in 2011, they quickly struck upon the idea of visiting one of the world's most mysterious places
December 18, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
This time last year the Mississippi around St. Louis was 20 feet deeper
December 18, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The Obama administration just set new limits on soot from smoke stacks and diesel engines, a type of air pollution linked to early death and higher rates of heart attacks, strokes and lung diseases
December 17, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Flickr user Roadsidepictures offers hundreds of images of vintage product packaging spanning most of the 20th century
December 14, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Thanks to the insanely successful “Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!” (Kentucky for Christmas!) marketing campaign in 1974, Japan can't get enough KFC on Christmas Day
December 14, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Through surgical means, doctors burn away the parts of the brain that deal with pleasure and motivation.
December 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
From the Horten Ho 229 to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, stealth technology has changed a lot
December 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
It wasn't until after the war that the U.S. started to really use the dollar
December 12, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Climate change is delivering serious wounds to the winter sport all over the globe
December 11, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Starbucks most expensive cup of coffee to date raises the question, how high can we go?
December 10, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Oil companies want to pull their rigs from the Gulf, but environmentalists are saying "no"
December 10, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Apollo 17 took off forty years ago today
December 07, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Reports from Doha don't provide much hope that any progress has been made on the increasingly urgent issue of global climate change
December 07, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer