Tonight on PBS: NOVA - Riddles of the Sphinx

Chris Higgins

So what's the story with the Great Sphinx? Who built it, when, and why? And what happened to its nose?

6 More Cannibal Killers

Miss Cellania

In comparison to the worldwide murder rate, cases of cannibalism are rare, but they stand out because of the horror they instill in the rest of us.

Should You Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?

Ransom Riggs

I rarely if ever wash new clothes before wearing them, even though dear old mom always told me I should.

Brain Game: Workin' Four to Nine

By changing one letter at a time to form new English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FOUR into the word NINE in eight (or fewer) steps.

Disgustingly Helpful Medical Advances

Jill Harness

Did you know parasitic gut worms may help prevent you from developing allergies? Or that the fluid excreted from maggots might actually be helpful in keeping your wounds clean?

Morning Cup of Links: Mystery Broadcasts

Miss Cellania

Every once in a while, people encounter things on their radio, TV, or interstellar wave detectors that no one can explain.

The Late Movies: Great Speeches by MLK

Ransom Riggs

Today is Martin Luther King day, one of only four United States federal holidays that commemorate an individual person.

Crayola Evolution: 1903-2010

Chris Higgins

From a humble eight colors in 1903's original Crayola box, an explosion of diversity has arisen in the Crayola ecosystem.

Wedding Ring Discovered in Dog Food

Jill Harness

Two dogs in Tennessee had a mighty prize waiting at the bottom of their dog food bag the other day.

18 Airports Named After People (Including a Cartoonist)

Ethan Trex

If you're doing any air travel this winter, chances are you'll end up spending quite a bit of time sitting in airports. During those layovers, your mind may wander.

5 Other Late Night Feuds

Kara Kovalchik

If snarky commentary could deep-fry, Jay Leno would be onion rings.

The Yike Bike

Miss Cellania

I've written about several kinds of bikes, whether they are fun to ride, easy to store, technologically advanced, or particularly green. One of these days,

Brain Game: Math Square #10

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

In Praise of the Four-Day Workweek

Ransom Riggs

According to a recent study, people in the U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Miss Cellania

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, watch a 1957 television interview from NBC.