How to Summon Demons

It's October, that time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to brightly-colored autumn leaves, the chill in the air that comes with sunset and, of course, mysteries of the occult. Once you learn the techniques outlined in this post, however, your connection to the supernatural need not be restricted to one… » 10/21/14 9:36pm Tuesday 9:36pm

John Oliver Tries to Make SCOTUS More Interesting

On his most recent show, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to combat the apathy that the American people tend to have toward the Supreme Court by providing free raw footage to all news agencies with which to re-enact the court discussions which can be audio-recorded, but not video-recorded. Oliver draws on… » 10/20/14 1:42pm Monday 1:42pm

Important Developments in Cuteness: Ocelot Kitten

Meet Lucy, a little over a month-old Ocelot kitten at the Abilene Zoo in Texas. In a first for keepers and Ocelot mama Ellie, Lucy remains with her mother but receives supplemental care from the keepers. In the past, Ellie's kittens have been hand-raised by zoo staff. » 10/16/14 12:42pm 10/16/14 12:42pm

Pinnipednesday - Arctocephalus philippii Edition

This Pinnipednesday is kind of a two-fer. It might have been about the Japanese Sea Lion, if it had not gone extinct in the 1970s. It has not been observed since then. In 2007, South Korea, China and Russia announced a collaborative effort to search for any surviving population of Japanese Sea Lions. If this… » 10/16/14 12:16am 10/16/14 12:16am

No. Just, No.

Utah State University received a mass shooting threat from someone going by the name "Marc Lepine" because Anita Sarkeesian was going to speak there. If that name rings a bell, it's because that was the asshole who targeted and murdered female engineering students at Ecole Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. » 10/14/14 10:46pm 10/14/14 10:46pm

Canada Lynx Cub Celebrates Autumn by Nomming Pumpkins

Jasper, a three-month-old Canada Lynx cub at Point Defiance Zoo helped the zoo promote their Halloween event "Zoo Boo" by graciously allowing a photographer to take pictures of him putting these pumpkins through their paces. You might recognize Jasper from his baby pictures, which I posted back in July. » 10/14/14 12:23pm 10/14/14 12:23pm

Clouded Leopard Cuteness Never Ends!

At least, it's up to little cubs like this to help make sure it never does. Meet Nimbus, an orphaned Clouded Leopard cub being hand-reared by Jamie Craig. Craig is a curator at Cotswold Wildlife Park, who took on the responsibility of raising Nimbus from an abandoned one-day-old cub to the active… » 10/07/14 2:51pm 10/07/14 2:51pm