A Brief and Incomplete Scouting Report on Algeria

Ethan Trex

With the U.S.-Algeria World Cup clash looming, we thought we'd take a few minutes to find some interesting facts about the North African nation.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

Brain Game: Glorious Rug Pies

Here are 12 anagrams with related solutions. If you solve one or two of them, you'll learn the theme, and the rest will likely come easier.

Morning Cup of Links: Smelling in Stereo

Miss Cellania

The Great Escape from Slavery of Ellen and William Craft. This took guts: the married couple snuck away in broad daylight with Ellen disguised as a white man. * The A (B and C) Team.

Introducing Our "Team Edvard" Shirt!

Mangesh & Jason

Unless you've been in a coma recently—and if so, welcome back!—you've been exposed to the marketing juggernaut that is the Twilight: Eclipse premiere.

The Late Movies: Animals in Sprinklers

Erica Palan

There's no better way to cool down on a hot day than a quick trip through the sprinkler.

Pale Blue Dot: More Beautiful Carl Sagan Video

Chris Higgins

In this touching video, Carl Sagan reads from his book Pale Blue Dot. Director Michael Marantz shot time-lapse video and composed beautiful music under Sagan's narration.

Teaching Kids through Rappin'

Ransom Riggs

For a few years now, our friends over at Everything is Terrible have been combing the bargain VHS bin for wonderful dreck.

7 Hi-Tech Tees

David K. Israel

We're all used to posts about the intersection between technology and design, or technology and medicine, but what about technology and fashion?

Octopus Blogging

Miss Cellania

The blogosphere has plenty of treats for those who are fascinated with cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and other tentacled sea creatures.

How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans?

Ethan Trex

Many of us can't start our days without at least one cup of coffee, but we don't really give the magic beans much thought after we drain our mugs.

The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue is out and it's really, really fun. Need a belated Father's Day present? Make Dad happy and buy him a subscription. Looking for a good graduation gift? Look no further.

The Number of the Day: 2

Jason English

Steven Spielberg, who helped design the Jurassic Park ride, among others, gets about 2% of gross receipts from Universal's theme parks in Florida and Japan.

Brain Game: Two Ways Out

Naturally, states may share borders along land or bodies of water. Given this information (and feel free to consult a map if necessary): Three U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: VJ Day in Color

Miss Cellania

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is seen when incompetent people are too incompetent to know that they are incompetent. Then every competent person who learns of it worries that it may apply to them.