Phone Powered by Insects

David K. Israel

Here we have an adorable video of some bugs powering a smartphone. That is

19 Banana Facts to Celebrate Our New Office Eel (Whose Name Is Banana, So It Makes Sense)

Mangesh & Jason

We came into the New York office this morning and had a new pet! Meet Banana, the office eel. 1.

Tonight: "Prophets of Science Fiction" Starts

Chris Higgins

Set your DVRs for "Prophets of Science Fiction" starting tonight (November 9, 2011) at 10pm EST/PST on The Science Channel. Tonight the Science Channel debuts a new series about science f

Brain Game: Nov

Wednesday Wordplay is the challenge for today's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The $30 Lightsaber

Brian Abrams

Scotland's Joanna Montgomery has designed a pillow set that creates "an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them." * The hands-down coolest par

Mental Floss on Google Plus

Jason English

Another place that we're now lurking: you can follow mental_floss on Google+. I can't tell you exactly what will happen there. We'll figure it out as we

Best Corporate Mascot Ever: Petey P Cup

Stacy Conradt

On his Facebook page, Petey P Cup ponders, “Do you ever ask yourself questions like: What if I'm the best mascot

9 Things Everyone Should Know About North Dakota

Mark Juddery

Everyone gives North Dakota a hard time. Well, some people in Montana and South Dakota do. People in states farther away can’t name a single thing about it.

The Last Five Members of the Akuntsu Tribe

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Easter Island "Heads" Have Bodies

Chris Higgins

Maybe this isn't a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, the Moai "heads" on Easter Island have bodies.

7 Secret Passageways & Hidden Doors

David K. Israel

1. Wardrobe Hidden

Brain Game: It's Up to You

The Brain Game is back, and here's today's Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck: Of all the U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: The World's First Alcohol-Free Whiskey

Brian Abrams

David Milgrim's new children's book Goodnight iPad acts as "a gentle reminder to power down at the end of the day." * The Metropolitan Transportation Authority put out a beautifu

Mail Call!

Jason English

It's a sexannual* tradition — on behalf of the internet side of the office, I take the magazine staff to lunch to discuss the next issue.

Snow White: Not Just a Fairy Tale

Stacy Conradt

Most of us are familiar with the story of Snow White: beautiful princess, jealous witch, hitman, dwarves, poisoned apple, hero prince.