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The Story of Pi

Chris Higgins

It's Thursday, and time for another retro science video! This time around, a brief (three-minute) explanation of Pi, that mischievous, irrational number.

2 Poles Who Aided the American Revolution

Matt Soniak

Warm up the pierogies, Polish American heritage month is here again! Last year, we ticked off a list of 8 things you need to know about Polish Americans.

Evaluating Death in the 18th Century

Jill Harness

We've all heard the horror stories of people being buried alive and leaving claw marks in the coffin, but doctors-of-old did work hard to ensure their patient was in fact dead.

6 Theories on the Origin of the Bullpen

David K. Israel

No one really knows where the term bullpen comes from, and no one theory has enough compelling evidence to support or refute the origin.

10 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

If you have the time and tools to make your own Halloween costume, all you need is a little inspiration to make it awesome, like these ten. Note: these are presented in no particular order.

Brain Game: Word Play

Good luck with today's Brain Game word ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Munchkin Reunion

Miss Cellania

Five of the original Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz are still alive. They were recently reunited to talk about their experiences on the film set.

The Late Movies: 5 Full Episodes of NOVA

Chris Higgins

Did you know that NOVA has a YouTube Channel? Well, surprise!

We Want Your Best (and most embarrassing) Halloween Costume Photos!

Stacy Conradt

Is it just me, or was Halloween way more fun when you were a kid?

The Quick 10: The Not-Very-Scary Former Jobs of 10 Very Scary People

Stacy Conradt

Even the most successful people in the world didn't graduate fresh out of college or high school to immediately start making the big bucks - and that goes for the most successful scary people as

The Impossible Has Happened: Polaroid Is Back

Chris Higgins

Founders of The Impossible Project have just announced a huge deal: Polaroid instant cameras and film are coming back to the market in 2010.

Duct Tape Queen of Hearts Dress

Jill Harness

Many of you have probably heard of the duct tape prom dress scholarship, but this Queen of Hearts dress brings the concept to an entirely new level of detail.

The Latest Research on Champagne Bubbles

Meghan Holohan

Champagne makers know that a glass wine bottle, a specially fitted cork and a long fermentation process enable the extra sugars to convert to effervescent bubbles, which is champagne's trademark.

Bernstein or Bernstien?

David K. Israel

When I used to work for Leonard Bernstein's estate, one thing that came up often was the mispronunciation of his surname.

Brain Game: Here's My Card

Today's Brain Game involves one of the most popular betting card games in the world: blackjack.  Under blackjack scoring rules, numbered cards equal their value, face cards are worth 10, and an

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