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For 13 years, journalist David Walsh pursued his theory that Lance was doping, but the USDA's recent announcement finally vindicated his long-held beliefs with hard evidence
October 22, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
It's been a long hunt through some of the darkest corners of the Smithsonian vaults, but the light at the end of the tunnel is at hand. I hope to see you some of you there at the finish!
October 22, 2012 | By Ken Jennings
Volcanic landscapes draw countless tourists to rumbling mountains, rivers of lava and boiling geysers. Here are a few of the hottest destinations
October 19, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The cure for lonely space missions? One astronomer proposed hiring astronaut concubines
October 18, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From designer appliances to bigger floorplans, Americans love kitchens, just not cooking in them
October 17, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Good, locally made wines can now be found in such unlikely locales as equatorial Kenya, the Texas Hill Country, and temperate and rainy Japan
October 17, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
But at least two of the last three puzzles in the grid (including today's!) may be among the hair-pullingest yet. I'm not a sadist, mind you. I genuinely think you'll have fun with them.
October 17, 2012 | By Ken Jennings
A newly discovered planet circling Alpha Centauri is only four light years away and could point the way to habitable planets nearby
October 17, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
How did a tire company get in the restaurant reviewing business?
October 15, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
A new helmet, registering the impact of a mini-van's passenger door on your body, has sent out a signal for medical assistance
October 12, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The ideal future according to a ten-year-old: shorter school days, lower taxes, and lots and lots of robots
October 12, 2012 | By Matt Novak
We're past the midpoint of the Great American History Puzzle now, friends. By this point, the plot has thickened. For some of you, I'm guessing, it's positively congealed.
October 11, 2012 | By Ken Jennings
Almost everywhere European explorers went, vineyards grew behind them. Here are a few places tourists might never have known there was wine to taste
October 11, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Sources close to Armstrong have come forward admitting that not only did he dope, but he was at the center of the doping world
October 11, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Banning toys with dangerous acids was a good idea, but was the price a couple generations of scientists?
October 11, 2012 | By Sarah Zielinski
You stand there silently, reach awkwardly past people to push buttons, and immediately end any conversation you were having as soon as a new person comes into the elevator. But why?
October 10, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Why are there so few rules or instructions? It's all part of the plan
October 09, 2012 | By Ken Jennings
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is not a fun place to go, yet tourists flock here, and to
other somber sites around the world
October 09, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The seemingly too-good-to-be-true 4-hour workweek has a few glaring caveats
October 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The fourth puzzle is now unlocked. Have at it!
October 05, 2012 | By Ken Jennings