Forget the Bermuda Triangle—legends speak of a lost ship in the California desert

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or checking to see if back-to-back hot-dog eating contest wins got you onto your town’s list of famous residents. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in the 250th entry in our…

17th-century French Opera’s a lot more fun when the singer also sword-fights

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or seeing if the six-fingered man who murdered your father 20 years ago has a page, which might make him a bit easier to find. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our…

Tomato, ToMacco: Farmers are elevating their crops with vertical farming

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or doing legal research on whether it can really be considered assault if your victim habitually made the “cows outstanding in their field” joke. We explore some of Wikipedia’s…

Here’s how we’re trying to get to space without rockets

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or are holding a patriotic rally and need to quickly look up the words to “God Bless America.” We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

In your face, gravity: A look at the most visionary, ridiculously tall structures

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or smugly satisfied that you can continue to claim your treehouse is the most awesome as long as there’s no wiki page that says otherwise. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities…

Meet the fern that upended Earth’s climate

With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to determine whether this alleged “springtime” is ever going to arrive, or if it’s just an old wives’ tale. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,597,176-week…