Because woodpeckers can withstand decelerations of 1200 G, woodpecker skulls are being studied to design better shock absorbers.
Halloween is almost here. Just remember, scaring people can be a dangerous business.
Earlier this week, friend of the _floss Maggie Koerth-Baker posted a round-up of nuclear accidents in the U.S. & Russia.
Singer and dancer Josephine Baker was probably the closest thing the Jazz Age had to a Britney Spears-type character.
What is dry ice and how does it make that awesome
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
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Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
All fall, you guys have been filling up our inbox with your best Halloween photos. Get in the holiday spirit by looking at some of our favorite submissions.
Dave Carroll of the band Sons of Maxwell who wrote the popular internet song United Breaks Guitars has become a spokesman of a sort for beleaguered airline passengers.
Admittedly, today's Brain Game may prove difficult. If you don't know the answer offhand (I wouldn't have), a bit of research may make it clear.
The Hierarchy of Monsters. Posted in response to io9's online competition amongst monsters. (via Metafilter)
Newsweek presents a pictorial history of birth control methods.
At the request of readers Melanie & Johnny, today's "Feel Art Again" features Gustav Klimt (1862-1918).
October 31st is right around the corner, a night of wild indulgence and make believe.
Some people have a negative opinion of commercial photography, mistakenly believing it is not an art, and is merely a way to showcase the product being sold. This is a grossly unfair conception.
After a big game in any sport, from a league championship to the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, etc., people are going to be clamoring for commemorative merchandise.