The Paris Review contributing editor Sadie Stein explains Stonehenge. Or at least tells us about new research suggests that the special stones selected have unusual acoustic properties.
It's all well and good to send in the clowns - until there aren't any left to send.
The Viking "jötunvillur code" has confounded scholars since its use 900 years ago. This week someone finally cracked the code. It was more candy-heart than battle-epic.
Wired Magazine recently undertook a study of popular online dating services like OkCupid and Match.com to mine some data about the most popular terms and tips.
The latest innovation in consumer targeting: facial recognition software used by retailers to record a customer's psychological state while shopping.
Lizzie O'Leary of economics show Marketplace gives us a little lesson on international economics. Specifically, which countries are handing out the most cash.
Reyhan Harmanci, executive editor of the food and culture magazine Modern Farmer, joins us to get cozy with "smart pajamas."
By this point, you're probably buried under recaps of 2013's major headlines. So here, in tiny digestible pieces, are all of the crazy news items that didn't make the front page, but probably helped you win your dinner parties...
Richard Lawson, now a columnist for Vanity Fair, tells us how to tell how soon is too soon, thanks to a recent Twitter-based study.
Story time and solitary weeping at The Paris Review with deputy editor Sadie Stein. She takes us through the most dinner-party-worthy bits of the current issue, Number 207.