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Inside the 19th-Century Free Love Commune Powered by Electric Sex, Eugenics and Delusions of Immortality

John Humphrey Noyes so fervently believed sleeping around could lead to immortality that he convinced 300 people to join him in a utopian socialist community built on that very principle, in upstate New York. As he saw it, promiscuous “interlocked contact” between men and women—in the form of a polyamory scheme he…

Science Confirms: Tiny Ant-Sized People Would Have a Shitty Time Being Fired From a Bow

There’s a lot of superheroic spectacle in Captain America: Civil War, but one of our favorite moments has to be Scott Lang flying into battle on one of Clint Barton’s arrows. Unfortunately, according to those ever-delightful party poopers known as “scientists,” Scott would have a really unpleasant time while he’s…

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