Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal.

The Suburbs Made Us Fat - The Atlantic

How the sun sees you

Science: Cooking Frozen Steaks

The Secret Treasure Room

Ask MeFi: Which algorithms changed the world?

A recent post to the blue proposed a set of equations that changed the word. As a computer professional, I’m curious, which algorithms transformed the world?

Hello Dave. I control your thermostat.

Google’s Nest gets hacked | VentureBeat

What happens when a female writer asks a question on Twitter about women's health (with tweets) · JessicaValenti · Storify

We Couldn’t Wait To

We Couldn’t Wait To

MeFi: Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet.

Zack “Danger” Brown has never made potato salad before. So he decided to ask for ten dollars on Kickstarter to get him started.


MeFi: Two Danish visitors in car-centric Canada

Two tourists from Denmark spent five weeks travelling around Canada and, disappointed by the car-centric lifestyle, urban sprawl, lack of human-scale infrastructure and related obesity and unfulfilment, wrote an open letter to the powers that be, lamenting this and urging them to take radical steps to make Canada healthy, happy and sustainable.

Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here | Motherboard

It’s called ectogenesis: raising a fetus outside the human body in an artificial womb.


"Though red big barns and big red barns are semantically identical, the second kind pleases our ears more." The Secret Rules of Adjective Order.

The Paranoid Hypochondriac's Guide to the Ebola Outbreak

Freaking out about Ebola in the U.S. while antibiotic resistant superbugs rampage in our hospitals is like fearing Freddy Kruger will ring the doorbell while Jeffrey Dahmer sits at your dining room table.