Have you ever seen something—a kitten, a baby, a puppy—so adorable you just want to … punch it?   You may be among a subset of people who experience “cute aggression.”   The condition has no doubt reached pandemic levels in the era of viral animal videos. And researchers…

It’s a question that’s confounded decades of college students—what would happen if you subsisted primarily on instant ramen noodles?   Finally, someone dug deep into the science to find out. Spoiler alert—ramen’s empty calories do more damage than good. Aside from being a…

In 6 days, Americans will gather in gratitude on Thanksgiving Day.   In 7, that all goes out the window. When the clock strikes 12 on Black Friday, families will put aside their Turkey Day tenderness in the name of rampant consumerism.

Back in 2014, Vox called the pumpkin spice latte the “greatest trick capitalism ever pulled” and foolishly touted guava as the next big thing. But 4 years later, guava’s nowhere to be found, and the pumpkin spice trick is still, embarrassingly, our favorite treat.

The CDC has no stated objection to your Newfoundland dog dressing as a bee, your cat carousing as a taco, or your mare morphing into Minnie Mouse. But chicken hearts broke when reports surfaced that the agency didn’t want poultry to participate in Halloween dress-up, for…

Ahh, autumn, season of sweaters, soccer and pumpkin spice. In many parts of the world, fall is nipping at winter’s heels in the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ stakes—complete with its own seasonal gremlin. Christmas has its Grinch; autumn the infamous Jerk With the Leaf…

It’s never pretty when family discord goes online—especially when it’s with the embarrassing mom tweet that spawned a thousand memes.   @BlueStarNavyMom3’s tweet was born to be viral, combining a cheesy pose, a sailor suit, and one mother’s deluded view of her son, Pieter…

Leave it to the Onion to take the Nobels down a notch, exposing the “World’s Leading Scientists Nervously Standing Next To Poster-Board Displays.”  

Prone to party fouls like avoiding social interaction and attacking each other, octopuses, when placed in a chamber and given MDMA that seeps into their gills, “tended to hug the cage and put their mouth parts on the cage … they touch each other frequently.” As it turns out…

We may be late to the party here, but that’s only appropriate—favorable, even—given the circumstances. Research released weeks back revealed that moving at a snail’s pace might bode well for GHN if it were a species of mollusk, rather than a news site. Scientists delved…