Why Do We Have Irregular Verbs?

Ride, rode. Drink, drank. Why do some English verbs not fit the expected pattern? Why do irregular verbs exist? Arika Okrent takes a look at the reason why irregular verbs exist. [Arika Okrent]

Artist Depicts The Apocalypse Of Pop Culture [Pics]

Prague, Czech Republic-based artist Filip Hodas, AKA Hoodass, creates gorgeous 3D renderings, inspiring himself from elements from pop culture and video games. In this new series of artwork, he portrays decaying pop culture icons as he thinks they’d look in a dystopian future. Check ’em all out below! (After the “read more” link if you’re […]

Futurist from 1979 Predicts Modern Computers and Privacy

From David Hoffman: Alan Westin Is a privacy expert and I got the chance to interview him in 1979 when I was making a television documentary called “The Information Society. There was a lot of talk about “privacy” back then and he presents his point of view about how society should deal with this. This […]

Decoding the Ancient Astronomy of Stonehenge

The solstice alignments of Stonehenge, explained. Stonehenge is a popular destination for summer solstice celebrations because the 5,000-year-old monument points toward the summer solstice sunrise on the horizon. However, it also points to the winter solstice sunset in the opposite direction and there’s good reason to believe that this may have been the more important […]

Interactive Stories Debut On Netflix

Netflix has unveiled the first three shows to offer an interactive story mode. There’s bad news for Android and Apple TV users though. Reports about the concept broke back in March when rumor had it Netflix would test the idea with a children’s show before extending it to adult stories. The first show, Puss in […]

Argument Clinic: Why You Can Never Argue with Conspiracy Theorists

Alex Jones is not the only guy making a career out of conspiracy theories. They are everywhere on the internet and here’s why you have no choice but to ignore them. [WIRED]

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

Automation in the Information Age is different. Next step, the universal basic income from Star Trek. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

LA To Shine The Bat-Signal

The bat-signal will shine in the skies of Los Angeles tonight as a tribute to the late Adam West. The city’s mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck will switch on the signal at a public event at City Hall at 9pm. It’s already got its own hashtag, namely #BrightKnight. Fans are invited to […]

The Cosplay of Geekulture Lanaudière: When Geekery Meets Family Fun [Gallery]

It seems that geek-focused conventions are popping up everywhere these days, but among those, very few seem to distinguish themselves from the crowd. It certainly was the case with “Geekulture Lanaudière,” the first exeptional edition of an event that took place in Repentigny, Quebec last weekend. For the first time, I brought my three kids […]

How Do Accents Work? [Video]

Have you ever wondered how accents work? Tune in to this episode of BrainStuff to find out about the ever-evolving accent. [BrainStuff]

The Importance of Flattery [Video]

We’re used to thinking rather badly of flattery; but in fact, it’s one of the moves that can help people to develop and grow into better versions of themselves. [The School of Life]

Beren and Lúthien: A New Book by J.R.R. Tolkien!

Did you know? J.R.R. Tolkien has a new book out today! 100 years after Tolkien wrote the story of Beren and Lúthien, his son Christopher (age 92) has released the book (illustrated by artist Alan Lee) to the public today! The tale of Beren and Lúthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution […]