Red Adair, Global Firefighter

Miss Cellania

Red Adair put out fires for a living.

Brain Game: Eleven to One

By removing one letter and rearranging the others (if necessary) to form a new word on each line, reduce the word INCREMENTAL down to the single letter A: I N C R E M E N T A L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Morning Cup of Links: Bad Sex

Miss Cellania

Neurobiologist Ben Barres writes about the differences in how male and females scientists are regarded.

The Late Movies: TV Shows Cancelled After Just One Episode

Ransom Riggs

Sure, TV is a tough business -- but having the show you've slaved over for the better part of a year canceled by executives after just one episode? Heartbreaking! presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

The Quick 10: 10 Facts about the Mall of America

Stacy Conradt

Thanksgiving is over, and the other holidays aren't quite here yet, so that can only mean one thing: it's shopping season. At least, it is for me.

Symphony of Science: 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow)

Chris Higgins

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan.

Retail Store Grand Opening

Jason English

Last week, we mentioned the Grand Opening of our new Ohio retail store and invited any Cleveland-area _flossers to stop on by.

Easily the Best New Thing I've Learned about Concrete

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama picked up this wonderful story about Concrete Canvas, and I'm just thoroughly fascinated. Scientists have created a cloth that's lined with concrete.

Because I Can't Stop Writing About Birds: The Pigeon Express

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I'd long assumed that carrier pigeons had been shelved with other antiquated mail systems (like the pony express and the pneumatic tube), I was stunned to learn that the birds are still bei

Chicken Farming in the Big City

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I'd read that raising chickens had become more and more popular with folks in hip places like Portland, OR and Victor, ID, I was surprised to see this piece from GOOD, where photographer To

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Miss Cellania

In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back (often considered the best of the Star Wars films), Han Solo saves the life of an unconscious Luke Skywalker by slicing open a dead Tauntaun and spending the n

Strange Geographies: Cape Tribulation

Ransom Riggs

When most people picture Australia, the endless brown wastelands of the Outback come to mind; after all, it is the world's driest country.

Brain Game: Math Square #5

Your brain may need a post-Thanksgiving jump start, so here's a new Brain Game Math Square to get you going for the week. The nine squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the di