Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
A certain group of readers will have no problem with today's Brain Game; and I'm sure they'll make themselves known.
Where Did All the Flowers Come From? Figuring out the evolution of flowers may be a matter of analyzing how the DNA of modern flowers works.
Kate Pong gives birth to quintuplets.
Did anyone see Extract this weekend? I'm going this week, and if it's even a quarter as good as Office Space, I'll be happy.
Here's your daily dose of science video: in this BBC production, "A flood hits a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle.
Here's something you may not know about me: I'm a sucker for limited-edition candy.
It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the mental_floss staff was smack in the middle of the action.
Last month we told you about people who stumbled upon their fortune.
I don't remember if I made a New Year's resolution back in January, but if I did I certainly haven't kept it—my abs remain, shall we say, ill-defined, I have 32,170 messages i
Llano del Rio is one of the most distinctive ghost towns in the United States.
When I read that a new spider species was named Heteropoda davidbowie in honor of David Bowie, it reminded me of several other celebrities whose names were enshrined in taxonomy because there are so m
Today's Brain Game combines a logic puzzle with some knowledge of baseball.
Roxy Freeman never went to school until she was 22 and decided to go to college.
There's probably a special place in Hell reserved for those of us who watch Jerry Lewis's annual Labor Day Telethon strictly for laughs.
"What does labor want?
Crack open your wallet, pull out everyone's favorite portrait of George Washington, and be prepared to learn about some odd symbolism that probably seemed perfectly normal in the 18th century.