Tell us about your best-ever roadtrip

Ransom Riggs

Maybe it's just that we're coming into the dog-days of summer and I haven't lit out on the road yet, but I've had road trips on the brain lately.

Today's Book Giveaway: Oddly Titled Biographies

Jason English

August is a great month for free reading material. As I mentioned yesterday, we'll be giving away a new book each weekday.

Brain Game: Go

Thanks for playing the Thursday Brain Game.

The Number of the Day: 77

Will Treece

There are 77 local chapters of Beard Team USA.

Morning Cup of Links: Squids, Sharks, and Wild Cats

Miss Cellania

A scientist takes a closer look at the 1873 battle between a fisherman and a giant squid. There's even a photograph or two! * Samurai Wars.

Why Are So Many Asteroids Named For Celebrities?

Ethan Trex

You know the names of our solar system's planets, but you might not have realized that hundreds of asteroids and minor planets also revolve around the sun, and many of them are named after celebr

The Late Movies: On Top of Mountains

Chris Higgins

What do you do when you get to the top of a mountain? Take a good look around, congratulate your buddies, and...shoot a video.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Quick 10: Your Seattle Recommendations Needed!

Stacy Conradt

My five-year anniversary is coming up soon, and we always said we'd head back to Europe for it (we honeymooned in Italy).

Spending 24 Hours in a 24 Hour Fitness

Jill Harness

We have tons of 24 hour businesses these days, but few people have ever ventured to stay in any of these places for a full 24 hours.

Sun Dogs: Beautiful "False Suns"

Chris Higgins

Sun dogs (aka parhelions) are surprising visual phenomena which look like halos around the sun, or in other cases "false suns" some distance from the real sun.

We're Giving Away a Book a Day!

Jason English

There's a shelf in our Ohio office where we store books that would make nice prizes. That shelf is full, so I've been asked to ramp up the giveaways.

The White House Gift Guide: 13 Unique Presidential Gifts

Scott Allen

What do you get the Commander-in-Chief who has everything? Let's look back at some of the more interesting gifts presidents have received. 1. George W. Bush: Raw

The History of Aquatic Warfare

Colin Patrick

There was a time when water fights were much more civil.

Brain Game: Room 222

In each entry below, the number 2 stands for a two-letter sequence that repeats in each word. Here's an example: T2Z2I2 In this sample, the 2 represents AN, and so T2Z2I2 equals TANZANIAN.