The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on the Titanic wreck site, Barrett Brown, impossible spacecraft engines, true crime and more stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on racist AI, real-style ghostwriting, The Flintstones and more interesting stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here's the best of the bunch.

What's with the Winchester Mystery House?

After her daughter and husband died, heiress Sarah Winchester became obsessed with the idea that spirits haunted her and to appease them she had to have a house continuously built for them. So she did - 24 hours a day for 38 years.

How Ghosts Work

According to a 2009 poll, more Americans believe in ghosts than don't. But what are ghosts exactly? If they do exist, what are they made of and why are they hanging around? Josh and Chuck explore both sides of the divide between belief and skepticism on the topic of ghosts and look at some pretty cool explanations for hauntings.

Imagine you're late for work, and you're a sensible, conscientious commuter so you take the train into the city. You hoof it to the train station, sweating in the morning heat; it's deserted, but you hear the train coming so you know you've just made it. You lick your palm, grease back your hair and smile real pretty just in time for the train to blow right past you. For the 10,920th business day in a row (assuming a five-day work week). You, friend, must be a resident of Begunkodor, India. And if you've been trying to catch the morning train to Ranchi for the last 42 years to no avail, then last Tuesday was your lucky day. The BBC reports that on that day, for the first time since 1967, a train actually stopped at the Begunkodor train station.