The main bioactive compound in catnip seems to protect cats from mosquitoes. It might protect humans, too.
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti get stuck in an infinite wedding time loop.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
Dozens of mummified cats were dug up this week. This isn't as shocking as you might think.
Is there a way to join an infamous secret society like the Illuminati or Skull and Bones? Or even Disney's secret supper club within Disneyland?
If Americans love their democracy why does voter turnout put them 31st out of 35 OECD nations?
In a world that's always connected, we give away an essential part of our selves with constant distractions.
With apps and digital connectivity ruling our lives, the need to physically be somewhere is less urgent. So what does this mean for robotic or driverless cars? Will the Millennial generation's cold shoulder for cars affect the way they cost, look, and hit the market?
Why are today’s paparazzi so terrible? The combative relationship between photojournalists and their celebrity subjects seems to have become an all-out war as photographers look to capture content not already […]
“I could erase an entire life,” thinks a pensive Adolf Hitler as he stares into his mirror in one of the many striking images from the career of artist Raymond […]
Last Friday, Guelph resident Andrew McPherson’s cat, Tutu, appears to have achieved the impossible. Local residents claim their small town will never be the same again, and the future of […]
Later this year, transportation officials plan to set aside one "singles" car on its trains for a fixed amount of time each week...and yes, they're doing it to help busy people find mates.
“Sure, today’s Olympics are corrupt, rife with cheating, and riddled with scandal, but at least today’s games aspire to the noble ideals of the ancient Greeks—amateurism, fair play, and peace,” […]
The Pope is not just the supremo of the Catholic Church, he is also the head of state of the Vatican
A year ago Mike Konczal noticed something stunning about the stories on the We Are the 99% Tumblr: The people in them don’t sound like late 20th century consumers who […]
Voter turnout in U.S. presidential elections tends to be lower than other developed democracies and relative to the number of eligible voters., Voter turn-out for those ages 18 to 24 […]
This essay was previously published on AlterNet. Last November, I attended a debate in the NYU Intelligence Squared series on the topic, “Would the World Be Better Off Without Religion?” […]