Science & Technology

  1. Clickbait Isn’t New

    Clickbait existed before clicking did “When you find out what these kids are jumping into, your jaw will drop!” “Baby ducks see water for the first time—can you BELIEVE what they do?” Confronted with such emotionally charged lines, it’s almost impossible not to click. Do the tykes tumble into a vat of chocolate syrup? Are ducklings reaching for toothpaste to brush their beaks? Can you …

  2. The Strange Names of Infamous Hackers

  3. What’s Between Your Eyebrows?

  4. Weather Words You Need To Know

  5. What’s the #’s Real Name?

    On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you tag your friends with the @ symbol and topics with the #. If you see something that says “#WordoftheDay,” the tweet or post has something to do with Word of the Day. And once you click on that marked topic, you’ll likely see all public posts about it. It’s a great tool for finding people who are talking about a …

  6. Weird Words of the Animal Kingdom

    We’ve all heard of flocks, prides, swarms, herds, and gaggles of wild animals. But there are a number of unusual collective nouns in the animal kingdom that will add color to any discussion of nature.

  7. Words To Describe Those Weird Feelings We All Get

  8. Insect Armies! Terrifying Bug Groups Explained

  9. Solving the Mystery of Babbling Baby Talk

    “Baby needa burpie?! Yeees?? [burp] Oh! WHOOOZa good baby? YOU are! Yeeesssssyouare!” Whether you find this adorable or aggravating, gaggles of parents around the world speak to their infants in singsong “goos” and “gahs.” The style has diverse names, from baby talk and motherese (but what about Dad?) to the neutral and more official-sounding child- or infant- directed speech. Whatever you choose to call it, …

  10. 10 Animals With Hilariously Inaccurate Names