Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
The gestation period for a killer whale is 17 months.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words and names into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.
A secret corps of government photographers and filmmakers documented US nuclear testing in the 40s and 50s.
The Dutch painter Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) left a lasting mark not only on the world of art, but on the world of firefighting as well.
Please excuse this moment of shameless self-promotion, but my new novel became available today in the Kindle store and is presently at number 10,091...
College students have been forming a cappella groups since at least the late 1800s, with the Rensselyrics of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute being the oldest known group.
This week, fresh off her domination of the MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga will be performing two shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
When Roger Ebert hates a film, he really doesn’t mince words about it. Here are 10 films he absolutely loathed (including a couple of surprises) and his dry assessments of their value.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we're tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.
In the short few years that book trailers have existed as a Thing People Know About, publisher Quirk Books has reigned more or less supreme, starting with their trailer for Sense and Sensibility and S
Ellen English, our fearless leader Jason's wife, gave birth to their second daughter, Katherine Therese English, this morning.
Steve Keene is an artist who produces a ton of paintings. He currently claims over 140,000 paintings sold, and has been working since the mid-90's.
Our History of the World book was so popular, we decided to narrow it down a bit and concentrate on the U.S.
Without science, there would be no science fiction. Here are some stories of real life researchers whose work was the inspiration for literature and eventually the Hollywood