How people used to download games from the radio in the 80s
Downloadable games are the format of the future, but they’re not a modern invention. Eager computer users were downloading wirelessly over 30 years ago.
Boring dreams? Here’s the science on how to ‘lucid dream’
Becoming consciously aware of and able to control your dreams isn't a myth—it just takes some training.
This is why you should trust no one—not even yourself
Ever wonder what happens to a cult when its doomsday prediction fails? Or why certain people fail upwards? And what's this got to do with you? Well...
6 insane psychology experiments that will crush your faith in humanity
Psychologists and sociologists could get away with anything in the name of science back in the '50s, '60s and '70s.
The bizarre science experiments that revolutionized sex
From 17th century corpse fondling to the tragic experiment that created modern gender theory—and all kinds of weirdness in between.
The science of attraction: the hidden reasons we fall in love
Science is uncovering the hidden factors that are influencing why you're hugely attracted to one guy and not his gorgeous friend (or vice versa).
Smells like nostalgia: this is why smells trigger old memories
You take a whiff and a flood of vivid memories from twenty years ago rush through you.
YouTube’s 15 most demented science projects
The age of the lone inventor tinkering away in his own backyard is far from over—but this stuff is barely legal.
Why music goes viral: the science theories that explain pop hits
Computers may soon write our music from scratch. One algorithm can predict with 60% accuracy whether a song will be a Top 5 hit.
This is why some people have that disgusting cheesy feet smell
The answer, surprisingly, comes via malaria research.
6 retro devices that push battery life to the absolute limit
The world is powered by aging battery technology. These are the devices that still manage to impress.
5 fun sounding ways to measure HORRIBLE things
When things go horribly wrong, there are people paid to measure just how bad things actually are. And they're really funny.
6 baffling phenomena with surprisingly simple medical explanations
"Supernatural" mysteries can pass down generations after they’ve actually been solved, as is the case with the following six “unsolvable” mysteries.
10 absurd inventions that prove you should never drink while inventing
These are all real inventions and the illustrations are taken directly from their official patents.