Sam Eifling

Sam has reported or edited for the Associated Press, The New Republic, Deadspin, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Oxford American, the Arkansas Times, ESPN, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Grantland, Pacific Standard, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach. He graduated from Northwestern and the University of British Columbia, and still reps Arkansas from Brooklyn.

Science

Dr. Ben Carson Was a Hero of Science Before His Presidential Run Made Him a Punchline 

'The Wire' called it 10 years ago: He was the pediatric neurosurgeon everyone wanted to be.

Innovation

Biden's 'Moonshot' to Cure Cancer Needs the Internet Age, Not the Space Age

Obama's State of the Union Address call to end cancer will never have its moon-landing moment. We must triumph one small step at a time.

Entertainment

The Ludicrous 'Force Awakens' Box Office Was Like 80 Typical Movies in 2015

On its own, the 'Star Wars' sequel beat the totals of nearly every other American weekend at the movies.

Entertainment

Jiwaru, the 2015 Japanese Word of the Year, Expresses How You Love Videos

Before a snippet of digital culture goes viral, it must "grow on you."

Innovation

Michael Dell's Handwritten Business Card From 1984 Is a Tiny Work of Poetry

On Twitter, the computing magnate posted this relic from a simpler time.

Science
Entertainment
Culture

Veterans Day Is Amazing for Vintage Family Photos of Soldiers and Military

Remembering the WWI armistice with Twitter is exactly how your gramps would've wanted it.

Culture

The Best Man's Speech: A How-To

Rob McNally, the best man in five different weddings, has earned the title. For your next speech, follow his lead.

Entertainment

The 'John Wick' Virtual Reality Game Will Double-Tap Your Oculus Rift

A first-person shooter set in the Continental Hotel. 

Entertainment

It's the Summer of Matt McCoy

The counsel you want if you're on HBO.

Culture

The 'Wall Street Journal' Invents a Country, and It's Rad

Not even spellcheck knows what's going on here.

Culture

Ted Cruz's Homer Simpson Impression Is This Generation's Dukakis Tank Ride

In a way, he's a winner. But in another, more accurate way ...

Culture

Scrabble Was Right to Purge Its Curses and Slurs. Mostly.

The game of words can get more fun when you include the bad ones.

Entertainment
Culture
Entertainment
Science

The Sky Went Bonkers Last Night After a Huge Solar Flare

An aurora borealis gave America an overnight acid trip.

The 'New York Times' Rent or Buy Calculator Has a Gaping Hole in It

Overlooking the major downside of buying: owning during a calamity.

Innovation

French Taxi Drivers Are Setting Traps for Uber Drivers

Watch out on the mean streets of Marseille.