In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
The Google X laboratory unveiled an artificial intelligence computer that can learn new concepts from raw data on the internet.
Big Think has interviewed a staggering array of smart people, and is posting micro-interviews on YouTube. For tonight's viewing, I thought I'd collect five favorites.
If the Gogo Flight Tracker is accurate, I'm writing this at 31,083 feet. I'm also kinda bored and looking to justify including my in-flight wi-fi purchase on tomorrow's expense report.
Bad News: You Cut Your Finger.
Good News: That Might Have Been Your First Step Toward Saving A Life.
This kit is one of the most brilliant ideas I’ve seen in a while.
In this brief video, Minute Physics shows a visual proof demonstrating why ?R² gets you the area of a circle.
Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the
• Apricots originated in China more than 4,000 years ago. The fruit made its way through the Persian Empire and through the Mediterranean where they became a staple.
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Enjoy a new word ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in t
The Supreme Court is expected to announce their ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on Thursday.
On this date in 1927, the historic Cyclone roller coaster opened at Coney Island. (You could ride it for 25 cents back then.
The (End of the) World Economy Is Booming
The world will end sometime. So you might as well make some money off of the apocalypse while you can.
Everyone knows that Stephen King was a janitor and Ransom Riggs shared creepy old photos on mentalfloss.com. What did some other famous writers do before their big breaks?
Aaron Sorkin is a fantastic writer of dialogue -- as long as you're okay with listening to Aaron Sorkin talking to Aaron Sorkin through the voices of miscellaneous actors.