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The Things You're Missing Out On!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Last month, Jason and I started a side project called Watercooler Ammo.

6 Things You Should Know About Isaac Newton

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by Brian Gottesman There are few areas of learning and scholarship that haven't been touched by Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727).

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just a simple reminder of our Twitter account's

Toxic Towns: 6 Cases of Polluted Places

Miss Cellania

Every once in a while, an environmental disaster makes big news, but the effects remain years after the headlines have faded.

Brain Game: Player!

Some recent letter-crunching revealed something special about the word PLAYER: According to my dictionary, no fewer than 66 different words of three or more letters can be formed from its letters.

Behind the Music: the Flossiest Band in the World

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure we could have a nice long discussion about what the world's flossiest band is -- They Might Be Giants would certainly be a strong contender -- but I'm gonna go a little more ol

Morning Cup of Links: Pizza Passion

Miss Cellania

A New York pizza chef in Atlanta shares his passion for pizza and everything to do with pizza making.

The Late Movies: Twin Peaks

Chris Higgins

Twenty years ago last week, Twin Peaks made its TV debut. Often described as eerie, creepy, or just plain weird, Twin Peaks is now considered a landmark in TV history.

The Quick 10: Curious George Gets _flossy

Stacy Conradt

Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat have been around for nearly 70 years, and yet the little monkey has the same appeal to kids today as he did back in 1941.

Introducing 'At the Libraries'

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen will provide links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

The First Fade-Out

David K. Israel

The Neptune movement from Gustav Holst's The Planets is generally considered the first piece of music to use the fade-out.

How Historians Will Use the Twitter Archives

Chris Higgins

Last week the Library of Congress announced that it would archive all public tweets (Twitter messages).

Dietribes: Almond Joy

Allison Keene

"¢Â Almonds have a long history of importance, even getting a mention in the Bible's Book of Numbers as a symbol of divinity. Romans also used almonds as a fertility charm.

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

Jill Harness

It seems that so many video games are about wars (be it intergalactic, historical or fantasy), it only makes sense to start recruiting for the cause.

Does Counting Sheep Really Help You Fall Asleep?

Matt Soniak

As far as we can tell, the idea of counting sheep to get to sleep might go back to ancient shepherds, who had to literally count their sheep every night before turning in, to make sure they were all t

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