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4 Reasons Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Cooler Than You

We here at ATI like to think of ourselves as the gold standard of cool on the Internet. After 4chan and the Bronie fan pages on Tumblr, we might be the third-coolest site you secretly browse from your work station. Even we, however, must occasionally acknowledge a Higher Power, one whose intrinsic coolness puts us firmly back at the nerds table. Except this Higher Power has already been to the nerd table, and they’re talking about him there, too. He is, of course, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and he is cooler than you. Here’s why...

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10 Uses For Your Body After You Die

Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable. Perhaps you donate money to the needy or ill, give away your old clothes, volunteer at your child's school or participate in holiday gift drives in December. But you may be missing something. As you're charitable in life, you could also be charitable in death. This holiday season -- Halloween -- you could start thinking about a kind of ghoulish donation: your body. J. Nathan Bazzel has already made his plans. In 2001, he signed all the necessary documents to donate his body parts to the Mütter Museum, a part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. A friend of his worked there, and he knew that researchers from around the world came to look at its vast collection of body parts.

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10 Highest Paid Actresses In Hollywood

To determine who the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood are, Forbes considered upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work. They talked to manager, agents, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to come up with their estimates. They did not deduct for things like agent fees or the expenses related to being a celebrity. Anyway, women are still paid less than men in the movie business. The 10 actresses who make up our list earned a total $200 million compared to the $361 million brought in by our top 10 men. Check out!

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The Origin of 7 Symbols

We see various symbols and signs every day, and maybe think ‘I know what that means, but I wonder where it came from’? Well, here’s a look at some of mankind’s more familiar symbols' origin and meaning, plus some interesting art and photography associated with them.

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8 Acts Of Chivalry To Bring Back

The more women I talk to, the more I realize that the gentleman is a rare breed. The mission of the New Chivalry Movement is to bring men (and women) together who strive to be the best versions of themselves and love and respect those around them. As the gentleman has become less prominent, so have the respectful acts that define him. Here are 8 acts of chivalry we often overlook and should work to bring back.

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25 Things You Should Know About Life With A Toddler

Maybe you’re a new parent. Or want to be a parent someday. Or you’re long past your Toddler-Wrangling Years and want to look back with nostalgia and pants-shitting terror over that time. Hell, even if you qualify as none of those things, you will still likely be one day in the presence of a Toddler or Toddler-Shaped Creature, and so, I present to you this Handy Guide.

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned about Being a Mother and Military Spouse

We’ve been told, mostly from brochures, pins on Pinterest or sayings on wooden wall hangings, that being a military spouse is the hardest job on earth. We mostly nod our head in agreement or smile with a half-witted smile. However, I don’t’ agree. I think we have it pretty darn good. It’s about perspective. We are much better off when compared to our predecessors – the military spouses and mothers that came before us.

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9 Surprising Facts About Animal Intelligence

Animals are a lot smarter than you know. They don't speak English, and they don't burst into song or action as soon as we turn our backs; nature, sadly, is not a Disney movie. But many of them do display intelligence and a desire to learn, as well as an ability to apply past experiences to present moments and future expectations. The gap between human intelligence and that of animals might be so wide as to be insurmountable, but it's not quite as big as we used to think it was. As anyone who's ever had a pet can tell you, animals are a lot sharper than you might want to believe. In fact, they're a whole lot like us.

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10 Cars Built For Burnouts

Burnouts shouldn't be hard, but we've seen some attempts end in catastrophic failure. So, with the help of our readers, we've selected these ten cars that are almost purpose-built for easy, tire-smoking burnouts. This is Answers of the Day - where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's "Question Of The Day". It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers.

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Four Of The Strangest Things Ever Eaten by Dogs

Dog food can get quite expensive, but Joe the chocolate lab had what probably is the priciest meal ever recorded: $800 worth of dollar bills! That actually ain’t so bad when compared to what Marley the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ate: Or the engagement ring eaten by Luciano the Rottweiler (it was recovered by sifting through Luciano’s um, "deposits").

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68 Unimportant Things About Partying In The Desert That You Don't Need To Know

Heading inland? Here are a 68 unimportant things you don't need to know. Not on the list: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Wear sun protection. 3. UFOs are real.

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30 Most Architecturally Impressive Prisons in the World

Life inside prison may not be the prettiest at times, but that doesn’t mean prison buildings themselves need to be unattractive. Across the United States and internationally, inmates are doing their time or waiting it out pending trials in some very aesthetically appealing facilities. Some of these are modern institutions, featuring up-to-date technology or eco-friendly elements that help save both running costs and the planet, while others have been standing for over a century and boast truly iconic architecture. Read on for 30 of the most architecturally impressive prisons in the world.

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