Two Quora replies were crowned with Shorty awards last night, and together they tell us a little something about what makes a winner.
Don't be a footy fellow and use this plummy twitter feed to brush up on your old-fashioned banter.
The Cygnus Loop, 1,500 light years from Earth, would appear in the night sky three times the size of a full moon if it were visible to the naked eye.
Big father is watching.
For a mere $1,000 you could have way hotter bow-and-arrows than the District 12 miner's daughter could ever dream of.
Just last month the government there refused to pardon him for the crime of "moral turpitude," that is, that he was gay.
The globular star cluster Messier 9 isn't visible to the naked eye, but Hubble has observed more than 250,000 stars there.
Can a new website help us comprehend just how little time has passed since humans appeared on Earth?
NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity snapped up this mosaic of a self portrait between the 2,111th and 2,814th Martian days of its mission.
An interactive look at the history of General Electric serves up a picture of trends in innovation and technology since 1892.
Fifteen years ago we were all watching the skies as Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth.
And other little gems from astronaut Ron Garan's recent Reddit crowd-sourced interview
A view from orbit of big storms that are kicking off spring in the south-central United States
The performer continued to mix apologies with defenses of his fact-based but not factual work.
This galaxy is relatively nearby, as far as these things go, but it is hard to see because our own galaxy, the Milky Way, obstructs the view.
A newly unveiled digitization project is a feast for Einstein fans.
Keep your fingers crossed: We may soon be able to use our e-readers, laptops, and iPods during takeoff and landing
On this day in 1895, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, recorded "La Sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon," an early motion picture.
The exact details of Mike Daisey's fabrications won't be public until tonight but the episode's premise is not in question.
The process of going through our stores of historical images and documents is sure to result in lovely little surprises like this one.