Morning Cup of Links: Brazen Art Thief

Miss Cellania

A new hominid species found in South Africa may be the link between australopithecines and humans.

The Late Movies: It's Prank Time

Mark Arminio

This is one of the most elaborate pranks I've ever seen.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday to the Original America's Sweetheart

Stacy Conradt

Happy 118th Birthday to Mary Pickford!

Two Years in Biosphere 2

Chris Higgins

In the TED Talk below, Jane Poynter discusses her experience living for two years (plus 20 minutes) in Biosphere 2 in the early 1990s.

Dustin Hoffman - Up Close & Personal

David K. Israel

Dustin Hoffman's 42-year stage and screen career is legendary.

8 Strange and Different Musical Instruments

Miss Cellania

Middle school music classes will offer you a trumpet, flute, clarinet, drums, and a few other everyday musical instruments.

Adorably Strange Animal Pairings

Jill Harness

There's something magical about an animal ignoring all of its instinctual programing to become friends with a species that would ordinarily be its enemy.

Revenge of the Pixels

Ransom Riggs

This brilliant, fun music video from France does several difficult things at the same time: 1) it perfectly captures my nostalgia for old video games 2) it makes you feel sorry for obsolete technolo

Brain Game: Barackward

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Lost US States

Miss Cellania

American States That Might Have Been. To think how close I came to living in Transylvania! (via Metafilter) * Babies have sensory experiences even before birth.

The Late Movies: 90-Minute Critique of Star Wars Episode II

Chris Higgins

Okay, I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a really bad movie. We know this.

The Quick 10: 10 Tales From Your Closet

Stacy Conradt

If you're anything like me, you have exactly enough time in the morning to get out of bed, shower, throw on some clothes that vaguely go together and, if you're lucky, grab a bowl of cereal.

The "25 Hottest Urban Legends"

Chris Higgins

I love Snopes.

How Did You Know Derek Cashel?

David K. Israel

We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.

Loving, Fighting, Peeing: The Sex Lives of Crayfish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).