Jason Parham · 11/05/15 01:22PM

Liverpool recently introduced fast-walking pedestrian lanes in its city centre, an action supported by 69 percent of 16 to 24-year-old residents, research found. “But life is about the path, not the destination,” you say. Incorrect, sir. Now get out of my way, I’m late for an appointment.

Halloween Question: What Should We Do About All of These Corpses?

Kelly Conaboy · 10/30/15 02:51PM

Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, stretches across 478 acres of Brooklyn. But what if instead of using that land for a cemetery, somebody used that land for affordable housing? Huh, a good idea. The housing would be haunted, yes—but of use.

Tom Scocca · 10/13/14 01:51PM

Should Massachusetts secede from Eastern Time to get away from its soul-killing 4:11 p.m. sunsets? Yes, of course it should. As should New York.

Recasting Gilmore Girls for the Highly Anticipated, Hypothetical Movie

Kelly Conaboy · 08/20/14 12:35PM

Gilmore Girls ended in May, 2007. Like any show that ends, its final episode set off an avalanche of hopeful rumors that we might one day see Lorelai, Rory, and the whole gang minus Dean sipping coffee and talk-talk-talking once again—this time on a screen as big as all Stars Hollow.

Just Give Weird Al the Super Bowl Halftime Show Already

Jay Hathaway · 08/07/14 01:09PM

The periodic calls for a Super Bowl Halftime show featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic are louder than ever this year, with a petition picking up nearly 65,000 signatures in a day, and still rising. 65,000 Weird Al fans could be wrong, but they're not. This is a pretty good idea.

Adam Weinstein · 07/07/14 11:28AM

BBC is instructing its editors and producers to stop striving for "false balance" by booking so many anti-science and climate-denying commentators. "Audiences should be able to understand from the context and clarity of the BBC's output what weight to give to critical voices," a company report stated.

Adam Weinstein · 07/03/14 09:50AM

Germany's lower house, with support from "conservative" Chancellor Angela Merkel, has approved the nation's first-ever minimum wage. The baseline pay rate will be 8.50 Euros an hour, roughly $11.56 today, 59 percent higher than the United States' federal minimum wage.

Adam Weinstein · 06/25/14 12:36PM

Sarah Palin-endorsed candidates are losing primaries, so maybe Sarah Palin will leave the Republican Party. "If Republicans are going to act like Democrats, what's the use in getting all gung ho about getting other Republicans in there?" she tells Sean Hannity. Yes. Yes.

Americans Are Big Believers In Science, If You Ignore the Tea Partiers

Adam Weinstein · 06/02/14 03:00PM

You know all that fuss about how liberals love science and conservatives hate it? Well, it turns out that a sizable majority of all Americans have faith in the quantifiable, reproducible conclusions of empirical observation. As long as you leave self-identified Tea Partiers out of the equation.

The FBI Is Desperately Looking to Hire Stoners With Hacking Skills

Adam Weinstein · 05/21/14 02:35PM

We know you don't blaze up. But you've got this friend who does, and he seriously wonders whether that endangers his chances to code and hack for the top federal law enforcement bureau. You know what? Tell your friend the boss cop says it's cool.

Hog-Castrating Senate Hopeful Runs New Ad on Her Love of Guns, Leather

Adam Weinstein · 05/05/14 10:11AM

There's only one Republican candidate running for Senate in Iowa who has Sarah Palin's endorsement, and also loves to cut the testicles off of squealing pigs with her own two hands. But that doesn't seem like enough for you America, so fine, here she is shooting stuff and wearing chaps.

Adam Weinstein · 04/30/14 03:17PM

A Scientific American editor who went on Fox News and tried to discuss climate change today found the experience to be "not something that I wanted to be a part of in the future." The station also apparently tried to remove video of his appearance from its website, but thought better of it.

Adam Weinstein · 04/15/14 08:59AM

Annual nudist jamboree for Gen Y-ers. In Florida, obvs. No job? No clothes? No problem. (Video link SFW, although there is one old hippie naturist dude.)