Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat for 10 hours of questioning before House and Senate committees this week. Most of his answers were versions of those already found in official Facebook statements. But when he received a tough question, rather than answer on the spot, he vowed to get to the bottom of it. We’ve made a…
Candy corn is garbage food, and it’s terrible for you, too. Still, as per tradition, millions of Americans purchased hefty bags of the stuff over the weekend to hand out to trick-or-treaters and snarf when their loved ones weren’t looking.
In the internet age, the answer to most questions is just a web search away. Some queries, however, are too ponderous or inane to even be Bing-worthy. When all else fails, The Internet Asks responds.
Let’s play a game. Can you find the orange tabby cat that’s supposedly taking a nap on this pile of wood without going crazy? I say supposedly because for a good few minutes as I was looking for the cute little guy, I swore that the cat didn’t exist or that the cat has transformed into a block of wood or that the cat…
There’s over 7 billion people on this planet of ours and some estimates peg the population to reach 10 billion by the end of the century. Given that there’s only a certain amount of land on Earth, is there a maximum amount of humans that our blue marble can support? Sort of! And that limit is tied to our diet and the…
Daredevil’s second season is finally out, and at this point, a lot of people have powered through 13 hours of vigilante television (This includes us). But the sophomore season throws out a lot more questions than it really answers. Here’s just a few of the puzzles racking our brains—and what they might mean for the…
Yahoo is considering selling off its core internet business, which includes Flickr, Tumblr, and of course, Yahoo.com. It’s not surprising that the company’s board is looking for an escape hatch: Yahoo is hurting, and the footfalls of this stumbling tech titan have been echoing for awhile now.
Today a kid in college told me he was debating whether to major in CS or not. How would you settle that debate?
Brace yourselves. For the tenth anniversary of the Twilight books (everything is so old), Stephenie Meyer has decided to rewrite her own story by genderswapping her protagonists. So go ahead and pick up Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Or don’t.
You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
After sleeping pads, I think our next comparison test is going to be winter base layers. Which ones do you want to see tested? What do you want to know about them?
In an eerie real life version of Max Brooks' World War Z, China announced it was quarantining a town of 30,000 people after a "Bubonic Plague" outbreak. That doesn't fool us, what zombie apocalypse plans will you be activating now?
Science is built upon questions, ranging from the deceptively mundane to the mind-bendingly complex. Today we want to know about the question that is most intriguing to you.
How is this floating pillow supporting the weight of this brick? Magic? Some sort of invisible string? Maybe it's an illusion to make it look like the pillow is floating and spinning but it really isn't? CGI!? Nope.
Science is filled with unanswered questions. What's the first scientific question you ever remember asking?
There's a train speeding down the tracks towards five innocent people who will never get away in time. You can save them by pulling a switch, but it'll kill another person on a different track. It's a thought experiment people have debated for ages, but it's about to become a real dilemma when we program robots to…
Part of the appeal of science is finding the answers to some of our most long-standing questions, but just as motivating are the questions it hasn't yet answered. Today we want to know what is the most fascinating unanswered question in science.
2013, you brought us so much that was good, so much that was bad, and so much that we're still trying to figure out (picket-fence building spiders? Why, 2013? Just, why?). With only two days left to go, we want to know what your highlight of the year was.
It's one of those impossibly stupid questions because it takes someone impossibly smart to give an answer to someone just as impossibly smart to understand but hey, if you're into massaging your brain a little bit tonight and have run out of all questions for the day, ask yourself this: just how big is the ocean? All…