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Congress’s Only Physicist Explains What’s at Stake for Science This Year Congress’s Only Physicist Explains What’s at Stake for Science This Year

In March, Congress passed a massive spending bill, averting (further) government shutdowns. Though he threw a minor tantrum about it, President Trump signed the bill into law. Among the various things that might have spawned the whining was the complete reversal of the White House budget requests when it came to…

Every Single One of Marvel's GLAAD Award-Nominated Comics Has Been Cancelled Every Single One of Marvel's GLAAD Award-Nominated Comics Has Been Cancelled

Every year, the LGBTQ+ advocacy group GLAAD recognizes and awards a selection of television shows, films, and books that feature powerful portrayals of queer people. This year, a number of Marvel’s comics were recognized for the contributions they’ve made to queer culture, but those nominations were bittersweet for…

The Hardest Word to Spell in Wisconsin Is 'Wisconsin' The Hardest Word to Spell in Wisconsin Is 'Wisconsin'

We’ve all been there: violently ill with elbows on your knees and pants around your ankles, vigorously tapping on a phone screen looking for any advice to alleviate the symptoms. Then suddenly you ask yourself, “How the hell do I spell ‘diarrhea?’”

America Chavez Is Heading to College—to Punch People Throughout History America Chavez Is Heading to College—to Punch People Throughout History

When you’ve helped lead the Young Avengers, or when you’ve lead a cosmic supergroup like the Ultimates, where do you go next? The answer for America Chavez lies in the last place you’d least expect the portal-punching hero to go: college. Just because America’s hitting the books doesn’t mean she can’t hit a few other…

American Food Science Is Broken American Food Science Is Broken

There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods—3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimized to unleash the perfect combination of flavor and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. Better tasting hot dogs with harmful fats removed! Healthier snacks with accurate expiration…

Cadillac's New Car Subscription Service for Rich People Makes Me Hate America Cadillac's New Car Subscription Service for Rich People Makes Me Hate America

At some point, somebody at Cadillac asked themselves what they could do to make the lives of the wealthy even easier. The answer they came up with, it seems, is BOOK by Cadillac.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Dressed Himself Today Neil deGrasse Tyson Dressed Himself Today

God bless America, indeed.

Map of America's River Basins Show Our Nation's Hidden Beauty Map of America's River Basins Show Our Nation's Hidden Beauty

As the election nears, our country can at times feel like a hideous and hateful place. Let this map of the United States’ river basins made by Imgur user Fejetlenfej remind you that, at the very least, our country can be beautiful. Fejetlenfej—a geographer who sells their maps on Etsy—created the image using QGIS…

Why Bugs Bunny Is the Ultimate Animated American Icon

Mickey Mouse is obviously more well-known than Bugs Bunny. But there’s a kitschy globalization aspect to Mickey that Bugs has somehow managed to avoid ,even though they both served as mascots for their companies (Disney and Warner Bros., respectively). How did Bugs do it?

This Is How Much Time Americans Spend Eating Each Day This Is How Much Time Americans Spend Eating Each Day

Quick, how much time do you think you spent eating yesterday? What about the day before that?

The Incredibly Wrong Reason Americans Waste So Much Food The Incredibly Wrong Reason Americans Waste So Much Food

The United States wastes over 140 trillion calories of perfectly good food every year. A national survey just provided a comprehensive overview of the reasons we waste so much—and one of the most common ones is based on a total misconception.

Where Are Fireworks Legal? Where Are Fireworks Legal?

No doubt you’re wanting to plan a fireworks display this weekend to honor the most amazing country in North America and its awesome political leaders. Here’s where you can celebrate Happy Canada Day the way it was meant to be celebrated!

A Breakdown of How America Spends Every Food Dollar  A Breakdown of How America Spends Every Food Dollar 

You know how much money you spend on food, but just where does that money go once you spend it? The answer, right down to the fraction of the cent, is here.

For Retailers, Today Really Is the Shittiest Day of the Year For Retailers, Today Really Is the Shittiest Day of the Year

You’ve heard of Black Friday, the darkest day for American capitalism; Cyber Monday, where everyone gets out their latent shopping aggression online; now there’s even Grey Thursday, as retailers open on Thanksgiving Eve to get an edge on the competition. But, friends, have you heard of Brown Friday?

Traveling on a train across the entire United States is so picturesque

Train travel is the best travel. Sure, it’s slower than riding an airplane and more restrictive than driving a car but it’s so much less stressful than either of those. Plus, once you hop in and sit down, you can just look out and enjoy the view as you snake your way to your destination. And if you’re traveling from…

No, America Doesn't Grow As Much of the World's Corn as You Think It Does No, America Doesn't Grow As Much of the World's Corn as You Think It Does

Fifteen years ago, the U.S. wasn’t just the top producer of the world’s corn, it was the corn market. As of today, it’s less than half. What happened?

A Chart Showing How the Way America Uses Its Land Changed Over the Last 60 Years A Chart Showing How the Way America Uses Its Land Changed Over the Last 60 Years

This chart from the USDA shows just what’s been going on in the American landscape over the last six decades. Part of the takeaway is what has changed—the rise of cities and we’ve stopped grazing so much of the forestlands—but it’s also just as notable for what hasn’t changed.

The Best Worst Presidential Campaign Merchandise The Best Worst Presidential Campaign Merchandise

The world imploded when it was discovered that Republican presidential hopeful Jeb! was selling a cheap plastic bowl for $75 (especially seeing as one could buy 24 of the same cheap plastic bowls for $36). But it’s not the most egregious product being sold by a candidate. Just in time for tonight’s debates, here are…

U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for First Time In 21 Years U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for First Time In 21 Years

For the first time since 1994, a team of top-tier mathematics students from around the United States has taken first place at the International Mathematical Olympiad, a global competition that this year included teams from more than 100 countries.

Which Fireworks Are Legal In Your State? Which Fireworks Are Legal In Your State?

It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself driving furiously across state lines because your puritanical lawmakers don’t want you sparking up some Black Cats in your backyard. Before you go, check this list of the fireworks that are allowed near you.

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