The ABCs of Proofreading

David K. Israel

One of my favorite tumblrs, tweeters and Instagrammers, lunchyprices, spotted the below typo on her TV screen recently and had the wherewithal to capture it quick. Apparently, an entire ad agency depa

Lectures for a New Year: God, the Universe, and Everything Else

Chris Higgins

Ready for a spectacular late-80s treat? Here we have Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Arthur C.

Brain Game: Mars Attacks!

Sweet! It's Tuesday Test Time once again here at the Brain Game, so let's get right to it. Good luck: M&M milk chocolate candies (a.k.a.

Morning Cup of Links: Book Party!

Miss Cellania

Anti-zombie presidential candidate ‘Vermin Supreme’ needs our support. After all, if he wins, everyone gets a pony! * How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education.

How a Photographer Directs His Insect "Models"

Jill Harness

There are plenty of great creatures photographers out there, and many who specialize in close ups of the smaller creatures wandering the Earth.

Dixville Notch: The New Hampshire Town That Votes at Midnight

Adrienne Crezo

HU GUANGYAO/Xinhua/Landov Dixville Notch, NH, is a tiny unincorporated township of about 75 residents situated at the foot of the scenic White Mountains and home to The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel.

Why Does New Hampshire Get to Hold the First Primary?

Ethan Trex

© Rick Friedman/CorbisBecause the state wants it that way!New Hampshire's primaries have informally been the earliest since 1920, but over the years, the state has passed laws to ensure that its

How Mister Rogers Saved the VCR

Bill DeMain

A look back at the "Betamax Case," including the role Mister Rogers played in the Supreme Court's decision.

2 Text or Not 2 Text

David K. Israel

The average teen sends between 50 and 75 text messages a day. Perhaps more impressive: the top 14% of texting teens send more than 200 texts per day. Now, we've all seen this.

Lectures for a New Year: A Physics Classic from 1960

Chris Higgins

In 1960, University of Toronto physics professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey produced a half-hour educational film explaining basic principles of physics.

Brain Game: Math Square #104

Here's the first Brain Game Monday Math Square of 2012. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Scary Places

Miss Cellania

The 6 Most Mind-Blowing Modern Ghost Towns. Bad planning and way too much ambition add up to some weird and wasteful land use.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories and an Enjoyable Wikipedia Screenshot

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The Real Downton Abbey

Allison Keene

For history buffs, lovers of costume dramas and really just anyone, "Downton Abbey" returns tonight on PBS!

The Sad Story of Elvis Presley's Senior Prom

Eddie Deezen

In 1953, Elvis Aaron Presley was an 18-year-old senior at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.