christmas

Artificial Intelligence

Why Is AI-Generated Music Still so Bad?

Researchers say it’s a lot more complex than it seems on the surface.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.18
fake plastic trees

Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles

“Messiness” has been identified as the main reason consumers avoid real trees. Scientists are finding ways around it.
Rosemary Westwood
12.18.17
Santa's Husband

How a Tweet About a Gay, Black Santa Turned Into a Children's Book

A story reverse-engineered to piss off homophobes and racists.
Ashwin Rodrigues
11.20.17
christmas

What It’s Like To Lose Your Sense Of Taste And Smell

The holidays are all about food. So what happens when you can’t taste or smell?
Emily Senger
1.2.17
Gaming

Furbies Are More Unsettling Than Usual in This Horror Game

Behind those glossy eyes are something sinister, grotesque and extremely annoying.
Zack Kotzer
1.1.17
christmas

A Scientific Explanation for Why Everyone Hates New Year’s Eve

There’s some truth to the adage that happiness equals reality minus expectations.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.31.16
2016

Why I Celebrate Winter-een-mas, a Winter Holiday For Gamers

Every year since 2006, my friends and I have observed the winter gaming holiday.
Marc Shaw
12.25.16
Gaming

How to Get Your Friends and Family to Play Your New Board Games

The trick is simplicity, food and knowing your audience.
Matthew Gault
12.24.16
doom

Deck the Halls With Gibs and Demons with the Best 'Doom' Christmas Mods

Modders have been making Christmas-themed Doom levels for years. Here are some of our favorite wars on Christmas.
Leif Johnson
12.24.16
video

Move Over, Rudolph: Siberia Has Drag-Racing Reindeer and Kung Fu Bison

From Kung Fu Bison to Swinging Bear, Siberia is packed with animals that should have already starred in their own holiday movies by now.
Becky Ferreira
12.24.16
christmas

Watch and Marvel At a Holiday Ornament Being Made

The intricate process is both festive and meditative.
Madison Margolin
12.24.16
Facebook

An NYC Couple Keeps Getting Letters for Santa, So They Asked Facebook for Help

Miracle on 22nd Street.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.23.16
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