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Let The Kids Say "Wii!"

Jill Harness

Good news for all the parents out there who are worried about their kids not exercising enough.

A New Kind of Writing: Thoughts from Places

Ransom Riggs

Former flosser John Green has been writing novels for years now. He's also been making successful video blogs as part of the brotherly YouTube power duo known as the VlogBrothers.

Brain Game: Take a Shot

Several loooong days working on the upcoming issue of mental_floss magazine made me so weary that I flubbed yesterday's Monday Math Square, so we took it down.

The Number of the Day: 58,000

Colin Patrick

At the levels of radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137 currently being reported out of Japan, a person would have to drink 58,000 glasses of milk in order to increase their lifetime cancer risk by 4 p

Morning Cup of Links: Partial Terminator

Miss Cellania

An interactive map of Manhattan compares the city in old maps and new. Watch it grow in population, infrastructure, and physically by landfill. (via Metafilter) * This guy lost his leg a year ago.

6 Articles of Clothing That Caused Riots

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Note: This article was originally published in 2009. We're currently switching to a new hosting provider, and it's a messy process.

The Lesser-Known Namesakes of 4 Selective Schools

the mag

You know the schools, but do you know the names behind them? 1. William Marsh Rice (Rice University, Houston,

A Brief History of Garden Gnomes

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Note: This article was originally published in May 2009. We're currently switching to a new hosting provider, and it's a messy process.

The Sounds of Failure (and Science)

Chris Higgins

Wanna know what protein synthesis sounds like? Well, tough. Wanna know what Jad Abumrad (co-host of RadioLab) thinks it might sound like, rendered as muic? Okay, that we can tell you.

Attack of the Trash Monster

Jill Harness

How do you visualize the threat of non-organic packaging waste? A giant tentacled monster made of trash is one way to do it.

Morning Cup of Links: Dating Advice

Miss Cellania

Hiding the Real Africa. Do organizations looking for support promote bad news at the expense of the entire continent?

Weekend Links: Mario as an Indie Movie

Allison Keene

Benjamin Franklin was a pretty amazing guy, but this great illustration of some of his accomplishments (with a few tangents as well) reminds us just how brilliant a man he was (though so far it has no

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Squirrel Terrorizes Neighborhood A small but vicious gray squirrel has attacked at least three residents of Bennington, Vermont in the past couple of weeks.

9 Other Famous Harvard Dropouts

Scott Allen

(Not named Zuckerberg or Gates.)

To Paywall or Not to Paywall?

Ransom Riggs

So the New York Times just announced that pretty soon they'll be instituting a sort-of-complicated paywall system for their website content, which will be free if you view twenty or fewer article

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