10 Parody Novels That Get the Last Laugh

Rob Lammle

Ask someone what his or her favorite parody movie is and you'll hear Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, or some other classic of the genre.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jonas Salk

Ethan Trex

You probably know Jonas Salk as the man behind the polio vaccine. You may not know about his scientific rivalries, love life, and non-polio projects, though.

My Walk to Work, 2008-2009

Chris Higgins

For five years, I lived ten blocks from my office -- my apartment and the office were both on Main Street, just a short walk from each other.

How Creative Geniuses Work

Brett Savage

The May issue of The Atlantic features a fascinating article on how creative minds begin to imagine works of art.

Get Out! How 8 Dictators Spent Their Exile Years

Erik Sass

As civil war rages in Libya, many observers are calling for Qaddafi to step down and go into exile.

What’s the Strangest Thing Someone Could Learn About You via Google?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. As we head into the holiday weekend, I've plucked a few topics from the archives. Happy

Banned in Iran: the Mullet

Ransom Riggs

Lots of things are banned in Iran (though some are unofficially tolerated -- including all manner of books, tattoos, skinny jeans, Gmail, YouTube, Barbie dolls, Harry Potter, jorts -- they're eve

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Viagra Beer To commemorate the royal wedding next week, Brewdog is selling a limited edition run of 1,000 bottles of Royal Virility Performance, a specially brewed beer that contains Viagra, which is

Brain Game: The Daily Planet

It's Free-for-All Friday as well as Earth Day, so today's Brain Game focuses on the little blue planet that most of us call home.

Morning Cup of Links: Eyeballing

Miss Cellania

Some people work better in a coffee shop than in an office or at home. It's either the distractions or the lack of distractions that fuel the creative fires.

A Great Portrait That Really Stinks

Jill Harness

Regardless of your feelings about smoking, I'm sure we can all agree that cigarette butts are pretty disgusting.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies, I'm trying something a bit different. Below is a collection of songs all with a common theme. In the comments, leave your best guess as to what that theme is.

On Parabolas and Moments

Chris Higgins

Yesterday I linked to a Radiolab video about symmetry.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Golden Age of Looney Tunes

Adrienne Crezo

1. In the beginning, Tweety was pink. He was also named Orson.

America's Top Companies: 1964 vs. 2011

Brett Savage

It is once again a boom time for the titans of American business, with corporations posting high profits on eye-popping earnings statements; yet unemployment remains stubbornly high (with few signs po