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Brain Game: Bombers Away!

It's been far too long since we offered a logic puzzle for the Brain Game, so let's correct that today.

Ain't In It for My Health: a Film About Levon Helm

Ransom Riggs

A buddy of mine from film school, Jacob Hatley, has spent the last few years directing a documentary about Levon Helm, and after a crazy amount of polishing and editing and reshoots, it finally premie

Morning Cup of Links: Carrying a Torch

Miss Cellania

The Olympic Torch arrives in Vancouver tonight for the opening ceremonies.

10 Issue Supplement: The Glorious Works of 10 Outsider Artists

Andréa Fernandes


7 Dubious Ways to Gain an Olympic Edge

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are supposed to be a shining beacon of sportsmanship and goodwill, but things don't always work out that way.

Caption Contest No. 17 Winners!

David K. Israel

The people have spoken! More than 1,000 of you cast a vote and the two winning captions appear below. Congrats to Niki and Randy!

The Quick 10: 10 Roses With Surprising Namesakes

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't noticed, Valentine's Day is Sunday.

Dear Valentine: A Brief History of Great Love Letters

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

For as long as people could write, it seems, the more romantic and less self-conscious have been penning love letters.

"Deadliest Catch" Star Captain Phil Harris Dies

Chris Higgins

Fans of the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch are in mourning, after learning that Captain Phil Harris died on February 9. He suffered a stroke while unloading his boat, the Cornelia Marie.

Using Duke-UNC Highlights to Study PTSD

Meghan Holohan

Duke basketball fans might argue that a big win against UNC has significant cultural relevance. And in a sense, they're right.

Sister Salad returns with "String Theory"

David K. Israel

I've written about Sister Salad before. Some of you might recall their Yo Comments Are Wack music video, which has been viewed more then 1 million times now, partly thanks to the mental_floss

Olympics 2010: Skiing Solo for a Snowless Nation

Miss Cellania

Jamaica is not sending a bobsled team to Vancouver for the Winter Games, but the Caribbean nation will be represented by one skier.

Brain Game: U and I

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game: One nine-letter word means "marked by imagination," while another nine-letter word means "lacking in imagination." Both words begin wit

Miryachit, the Mysterious Siberian Mental Disorder

Ransom Riggs

Morning Cup of Links: ISS Tour

Miss Cellania

What do you say to a scared little girl who's just had a baby and feels all alone in the world? A young  NICU doctor has a few suggestions.