Finding lost souls is in this scientist's DNA
Finding lost souls is in this scientist's DNA

Dr. Rhonda Roby pioneered victim identification using mitochondrial DNA. Now she leads a team of lab-coated hunters seeking to bring closure to families searching for answers.

Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?
Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?

This is a slightly edited copy of Wil's prepared remarks for our Mensa Annual Gathering. These remarks are meant to be heard and performed, so some of the nuance may be lost in the text.

By Wil Wheaton
July 11, 2016
The Mensan Behind the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever
The Mensan Behind the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever

The Mayans were correct in predicting the end of the world. On Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, the Interstate Bakery Company, dba Hostess Brands, announced it was ceasing operations. It was the end of the world as many had known it. Or was it? Let’s start at the beginning…

By David Leavitt • Illustrations by Jonathan Moore
July 1, 2016
All’s Well That Ends
All’s Well That Ends

March 6, 1983 — The howling wind was shoving California into Arizona that night, and the sea off San Diego protested. “Mayday, mayday! This is the yacht Marie.”

By Louise Lang
April 22, 2016
Is Shakespeare Dead? Or is he still a living Will?

This month marks the quadricentennial of the Bard’s death. And many Bardolators (Shakespeare worshippers, and I am one of them) lament that the legacy of Willie Wigglestaff (slang for “William Shakespeare”) is also dying.

By Richard Lederer