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4 Cases of All-Star Voter Fraud

When Major League Baseball announced the early vote leaders for the 2015 All-Star Game, something seemed...off. Of the nine available starting …

Kansas City Royals

5 Famous Books That Were Originally Self-Published

The reputation of self-publishing—at least in the pre-internet era—wasn’t that great. There’s a reason that publishing houses catering to …

Literature

The First Robot Was a Steam-Powered Pigeon

<i>Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his "Daily Knowledge" newsletter, click here.</i><p>It's …

Use Your Smartphone At The Library, But Not To Read Books

Here's how tech can encourage the use of ink-and-paper books, not defeat them.<p>While American libraries sprint to digitize their books, one Japanese library is using technology to enhance the experience of reading ink and paper.<p>The Hanno library in Japan has just enabled a new use of near-field …

Bigfoot's DNA sequence doesn't exactly stand up against analysis

Unsurprisingly, there are a number of issues with the science behind the Bigfoot DNA sequence published earlier this year. <i>Ars Technica</i> took a closer look at the scientific methods used to analyze the alleged Bigfoot samples, pinpointing quite a few weak points and numerous assumptions. Dr. Melba …

In tragic turn, youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ dies

Only three months after she became the youngest person to receive a bioengineered organ, two-year-old Hannah Warren has died.<p>In an announcement posted online Monday, the Children's Hospital of Illinois — where Hannah underwent a groundbreaking windpipe implant — confirmed the sad turn of events. …

Abundance Of Elephants Strains South African Game Reserves

While most of the news about elephants out of Africa concerns poaching and falling numbers, South Africa has the opposite problem. Its elephant populations have grown greater than the country can manage.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>In many parts of Africa, elephants are threatened by poaching. But …

South Africa

Check Out Albert Einstein's Timecards

Did history's best-known genius hate Mondays?<p>Happy Post-Holiday-Weekend Monday! Perhaps you can take comfort in knowing you had something in common with fellow clock-puncher Albert Einstein, who took part-time pay from the government while working on Navy weapons during World War II. Here are his …