The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
As a youngster, I bought more music on cassette than any other format.
The winners of the annual World's Best Illusions competition have been announced.
Today's 5pm Quiz on Schoolhouse Rock was very cool. Those short Saturday morning cartoons made learning fun, and they're also the reason I can still recite the preamble, word for word.
It's time for another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered va
Looking to plan a vacation this summer but still not sure where to go? Why not schedule some decidedly devilish destinations?
In a TED Talk released this week, medical statistician Hans Rosling presents a new way to visualize the global AIDS epidemic.
It's practically a fact of life here in England, like rain half the summer, painfully congested Tube traffic, and conversations about the weather: The English hate the French.
So, you want to learn to cook? Here's a menu of seven schools where you can trade your suit and tie "“ or T-shirt and jeans "“ for a toque and white jacket.
1. Culinary Institute of
What if the things you did in "Second Life" had an effect on the real world? In Shaspa's new "augmented reality" power management tool, they do.
On May 14, 1804—205 years ago tomorrow—Lewis & Clark began their excellent adventure. The great Michael Stusser is with us to recap America's most celebrated road
Yes, it's more than seven months away... but it's never too early to start planning a New Year's Eve party.
What Makes Us Happy? Harvard researchers followed 268 men for 72 years to find the answers. (via Metafilter)
From preschool to college, someone always seems to fall at graduation.
At the request of reader Corrine, today's "Feel Art Again" features Frank Stella, who celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
Today, we heard the news that gave us all renewed faith in humanity, and hope for a better tomorrow "“ Miss California will keep her crown.
Forget your commemorative Pokemon/Sesame Street/or NFL Editions.