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FAQ: Higgs Boson For Dummies

By Jeremy BlachmanOctober 8, 2013
It's official! Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won the Nobel prize for discovering the Higgs boson particle! So, what is a Higgs boson, anyways? Good question! And we're here to revisit a story we brought you last year that will hopefully clear everything up for ... More  →
FAQ: Higgs Boson For Dummies

Top 5 Grossest Restaurant Innovations Ever!

By Jeremy BlachmanJanuary 8, 2013
A Brazilian fast food chain named Bob's Burgers recently introduced edible packaging on their hamburgers (get ready to be horrified). That's right—a wrapper you can actually eat—you know, for when you're too lazy to unwrap your food. Or for when you don't actually want to ... More  →
Top 5 Grossest Restaurant Innovations Ever!

Top 4 Best LEGO Videos Ever!

By Jeremy BlachmanJanuary 4, 2013
Forget the LEGOs of your youth. Just get those out of your head! LEGO isn't just bricks and buildings anymore! There are Hobbit sets, Star Wars, superheroes (Marvel and DC), Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and lots more. And even if there isn't a dedicated ... More  →
Top 4 Best LEGO Videos Ever!

The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) Movie Theater Concessions

By Jeremy BlachmanDecember 14, 2012
We've all been to movie theaters where the popcorn is more or less indistinguishable from the insulation inside the seats. In fact, there's even been a recent study finding that moviegoers eat just as much popcorn whether it's fresh or it's stale. Yum! As the ... More  →
The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) Movie Theater Concessions

8 Reasons Chanukah Rocks

By Jeremy BlachmanDecember 3, 2012
The night of December 8th begins the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Or Hanukkah. Or Chanuka. Or Hanuka. There are even more ways to spell it than there are days in the holiday. And although the little menorah in the window of your local bank or ... More  →
8 Reasons Chanukah Rocks

Top 5 Predictions About the Future (From the Past) That Were WAY Off

By Jeremy BlachmanNovember 21, 2012
New technologies can scare people. Take a look at this news report from 1991 about parents afraid of the evils of—gasp—Nintendo. Whether it's the automobile or the iPod, every time something new and amazing gets invented, there will always be people predicting it will never ... More  →
Top 5 Predictions About the Future (From the Past) That Were WAY Off

Is Candy Corn the Most Evil of All Halloween Candies?

By Jeremy BlachmanOctober 10, 2012
As we inch closer to the end of the month and the drug store sales on Halloween candy begin, it's important to think about what we want to urge people to avoid buying this holiday season. Sure, some suspects are clear — the absolute worst ... More  →
Is Candy Corn the Most Evil of All Halloween Candies?

One Sparkler Asks "Why Would People Read Fantasy Books?" What's Your Take?

By Jeremy BlachmanSeptember 7, 2012
Last week, commenter AnaBananaSparkler left a comment on our Amanda Hocking book review: Why would people read fantasy books? They seem like they are just a waste of time. Quickly, others Masterminds jumped in to argue the other side: ... More  →
One Sparkler Asks

NASA's New Space Suit Needs a Fashion Intervention

By Jeremy BlachmanAugust 10, 2012
Aspiring astronauts, watch out!  NASA recently revealed its prototype Z-1 spacesuit, the next generation of outerwear for any galactic destination. And according to the folks at Gizmodo, the suit looks like "a horrible, quasi-futuristic Ghostbusters and trash bag mash-up." Ouch. The chief fashion engineer for ... More  →
NASA's New Space Suit Needs a Fashion Intervention

VIDEO: Geek-Themed Weddings

By Jeremy BlachmanJune 19, 2012
Whether on Earth or, uh, in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, weddings are so romantic. And from couples dressed as Shrek to sword-wielding stormtroopers walking down the aisle to Darth Vader's theme song, there is perhaps nothing more romantic than a sci-fi-themed wedding to ... More  →
VIDEO: Geek-Themed Weddings