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Inside the Team That Cracked the Stuxnet Worm

Chris Higgins

Shown above: Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU, similar to one of those targeted by the Stuxnet worm. In an extremely comprehensive WIRED article, Kim Zetter tells the inside story of how researchers

The Secret Talents of the Horseshoe Crab

Brett Savage

When I was very young, I overheard one of my dad's friends telling him about a swimmer he had witnessed get attacked by a Portuguese Man o' War.

Cartman's Favorite Snack & Other Fictional Products That Became Real

Colin Patrick

In honor of South Park’s 15-year anniversary, the world will finally have the opportunity to watch the show while munching on their very own bag of Eric Cartman’s favorite snack – Cheesy Poofs.

10 Other People Who've Been Pied

Stacy Conradt

Image credit: @DanJHayes News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch took a shaving cream pie to the face today during his hearing before a committee of the British Parliament on the phone-hacking scandal.

Muzak History: The Background Story on Background Music

Ethan Trex

When you hear the name Muzak, you probably think of the type of easy listening music one often encounters in elevators or while on hold at a call center.

Snail Mail My E-Mail

David K. Israel

So here's something pretty amazing: An artist and designer named Ivan Cash has decided to give back to the world in the form of snail mail. No, I don't mean junk snail mail.

10 Cool and Creative Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

Whatever your opinion of flashy, big-production proposals, you have to admit that someone who puts that kind of effort into asking a simple question is someone who really cares about the answer.

Brain Game: Je via sano!

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents Tuesday Test Time, live and with limited commercial interruption.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Exploration

Miss Cellania

The Secret Race to the Moon.

How Glenn Close’s Dad Stopped the Ebola Virus

Stacy Conradt

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, William Taliaferro Close was the personal physician of President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. He was also the chief doctor of the army.

Breaking Bad's Super Intense Gus Was Big Bird's Camp Counselor

Jason English

On Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito plays Gus Fring, one of the scariest characters on television.

The Late Movies: Doogie Howser, M.D.

Erica Palan

From 1989 through 1993, the world was captivated by the tales of Doogie Howser, M.D., a character played by a then-unknown Neil Patrick Harris.

The Best and Worst Minor League Stadium Promotions

Bud Shaw

The Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, joined the list of LeBron James' bashers when it staged a "LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway" after the D

Remembering Richard Feynman

Chris Higgins

In this TEDxCaltech talk, physicist Leonard Susskind talks about his old friend Richard "Dick" Feynman.

Creepy Russian Propaganda Posters

Ransom Riggs

I've been hanging out over at English Russia a lot recently, and I came across an archive of Russian propaganda posters.

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