The strangest non-stories in science from 2012
December 27, 2012, 12:55 p.m. by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience
It would have been nice if Bigfoot had been proven or aliens had made their presence known this year, but it was not meant to be.
Santa's 'flying' reindeer story traced back to magic mushrooms
December 21, 2012, 11:41 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions used to give dried Amanita muscaria mushroom as gifts on the winter solstice.
How the Mayan calendar works
December 19, 2012, 9:52 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The Mayans actually had three different calendars that all served difference purposes.
Why Mayan doomsday prediction isn't like the others
December 18, 2012, 9:55 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The Mayan apocalypse sprang up entirely online, unlike other end of the world theories focused on portents or religious leaders.
Monks as bakers: The silent, tasty life
December 18, 2012, 9:45 a.m.
For 25 years, the Trappist monks at Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri have been baking and selling holiday fruitcakes to support themselves. Some say the dark, spicy cake is a taste of heaven on Earth.
Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history
'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college
Golf courses across U.S. step up to save monarch butterflies
9 of the world's largest dog breeds
How to use succulents as outdoor annuals
What's the deal with doodle dogs?