Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
News of the tragic Iran election protests is dominating headlines everywhere. It's the lead story at the NY Times, CNN, the BBC and most other international news sources.
Given how digital the world has become, we are hardly bothered by having to deal with one string of numbers after the next: credit card numbers, social security numbers, IP addresses and so on.
A few days ago, I was in the grocery store when I came across a board game promising endless hours of family fun called "Cluedo." To my surprise, the game parked at the endcap was the Briti
In one of the stranger headlines I've read today, New Scientist is reporting that several planets struggle with obesity issues.
At first, I just assumed that these giant dinner mints were man-made.
Last week, The New York Times reported that journalist David Rohde, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 7 months in the mountains of Afghanistan, escaped with a fellow captive by jumpin
I grew up reading National Geographic magazine. Later, I watched the NatGeo channel on TV, then became addicted to their website.
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California's Mojave Desert is an enormous, undulating swath of brown, gray and alkali white; driving through it is such a monochromatic experience that you almost feel like you could go into colo
The Learjet Repo Man. How one man collected a plane guarded by white supremacists in another state during a snowstorm. (via Cynical-C)
The 15 Funniest Vampire Movies.
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This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.
Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.
Just in time for Father's Day, some great moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood (Thanks Jan!)
Amazing stop motion animation: the Deadline Post-it.
The ultimate in sustainable fashion: 1 Dress
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