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I Have No Choice but to Answer This Reader Question About a Coworker Who Pees on the Floor

As an old, washed-up rockstar drunkenly hissing into the microphone might say: This one’s for the fans. Last week, Mark, an apparently devout MEL reader,…

A Biophysicist Explains How Ant-Man Could Kill Thanos From Inside His Butt

The theory takes “end” game to a whole new level. Avengers: Endgame, the latest entry in the multibillion-dollar Marvel franchise, is out April 26, and…

Should You Fold or Wad Toilet Paper? A Physicist Settles the Debate for Good

Occasionally, doing research for MEL articles leads me to question some of my core beliefs. For example, I thought it was normal to use the…

How Do Taco Trucks Manage to Be So Cheap and Still Function?

In 2016, Marco Gutierrez, founder of Latinos for Trump, famously appeared on MSNBC to endorse harsher immigration policies. “My culture is a very dominant culture,…