Milicent Cranor

Make Hummus Not Walls, Bethlehem, Palestine

Israel: Settlers and the Two-State Solution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The struggle over every inch of land in Palestine has led to decades of conflict and could ignite the entire region at any time. Two videos explain one aspect of this problem — mainly from the Palestinian viewpoint — and highlight why no solution is in sight.

US tornado averages per month

Tornadoes: Mayhem in the Merry Month of May

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tornadoes are dreadful, destructive things. Worse yet, they have been straying out of their own territory in recent years. But our little report is about their fascinating appearance and behavior, and we present a spellbinding video that shows what the excitement is about.

Donald Trump, eating

Mueller’s Problem: Trump Eats Evidence for Lunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes I could never understand why anyone would expect President Donald Trump to leave behind evidence of collusion with Russia. After all, Trump eats evidence.Former employee Omarosa Manigault Newman witnessed him indulging in this unusual diet after a meeting with Michael Cohen. In her book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House, she wrote, Read More

Peter Lorre

Are You a Skeptic?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing.

Kellar, perplexing cabinet mysteries

Magical Gifts That Can Change Your Life

Reading Time: 8 minutes Surprise a loved one with a unique life-changing gift: a job resumé done by a super headhunter. Or, one lesson — guitar, surfing, photography, whatever — with a real pro. Or spooky gadgets from the Spy Store, toys for regressing adults — and more!