ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Today's Brain Game depicts a map of (roughly) the eastern half of the United States. Certain states have been highlighted in yellow. Can you determine what they have in common?
There are lots of dry lake beds in California, and to the untrained eye, Owens Dry Lake is just like the rest.
Carl Jung's final book might actually be published after almost a hundred years. Those who've read it say it's a work of genius, or maybe psychosis.
Last night, one of my favorite bands, the Flaming Lips, appeared on The Colbert Report in support of their upcoming album, Embryonic.Â Taking "weird" as a compliment, this collection of mus
Looking for a fun documentary on math?
There's a movie filming in town right now - it's called Smitty and stars Mira Sorvino and Peter Fonda.
In our continuing coverage of flossy diversions along America's roadways (you can read the first two posts here and here), this week we take a look at the northeast-running expanse of Interstate
After my previous post mentioned Ted Turner's promotional antics as owner of the Atlanta Braves, a reader suggested I write more about the man who became known as "The Mouth of the South.&qu
Umbrellas are utilitarian objects that most of us have -unless we don't.
We're dueÂ forÂ a logic puzzle Brain Game, so here it is.
Wired has a collection of videos from the British Medical Association showing surgical operations from the 1930s.
After yesterday's link to an Ignite Talk, Scrabble: How to Confuse and Destroy Your Opponents, I thought I'd take this opportunity to feature a few more great five-minute talks.
So, college football fans, you might have noticed that my beloved Iowa State Cyclones lost the big state rivalry to the Iowa Hawkeyes last weekend. Badly. It wasn't pretty.
Since Seinfeld went off the air ten years ago (well, it was ten years ago when we first posted this quiz), many guest stars have gone on to enjoy rather impressive careers of their own.
Back in July, Microsoft introduced Project Tuva, an online video player which will eventually host a variety of science content, free for all.