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Cat Blogging and Blogging Cats

Miss Cellania

After pornography, cats are possibly the most popular subject matter on the internet. They're cute, they can be really funny, and most internet users have at least one of their own.

Brain Game: State of the Shape

Today's stately Brain Game: When viewed on a map, which U.S. state's shape might best be described as an irregular hexagon? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: Utah.

Morning Cup of Links: Kinda Sutra

Miss Cellania

50 Things Every 18-Year-Old Should Know.

How Bacteria Communicate

Chris Higgins

For your Monday viewing pleasure, here's a smart talk about bacteria. Princeton microbiologist Bonnie Bassler knows her bacteria.

The 5pm Quiz: Chester Alan Arthur

Jason English

Underrated. Overnamed. That's Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st president of the United States. You may know more about him than you think, especially if you read Mr.

Quick 10: 10 Surprising Former Librarians

Sara Newton

Appropriately enough, I'm writing today's Quick 10 from my neighborhood public library.

Magazine Sneak Peek: 10 Things You Don't Know about the Vatican!

Mangesh & Jason

Vatican City has fewer than 1,000 citizens and spans only 110 acres. But what actually goes on behind the scenes?

Why Can't I Use My Cell Phone On An Airplane?

Ethan Trex

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bars the use of all transmitting devices in the off chance that transmissions could interfere with a plane's navigation and communications equipment and

Pamper Your Butt

Miss Cellania

I recently upgraded from the wooden kitchen chair I've used for years to a real swiveling office chair on wheels, so I'm a bit behind the curve on office chair innovations.

Brain Game: Look Sharp

More bad poetry for a Monday, in the guise of a riddle.

Insane Safety Videos

Ransom Riggs

Workplace safety is no laughing matter, so presumably the purpose of workplace safety videos is to get people to take it seriously.

Morning Cup of Links: Tweenbots

Miss Cellania

Kacie Kinzer designed small cardboard robots with smiling faces that will move only forward and left them running around New York City.

Abigail & John

David K. Israel

Some of you have written in, asking who won The Reader DVD and novel last month. I'm happy to report that Julie Hayes scored the DVD and Kirsten Tracy took the novel.

Easter Procession: Illarion Pryanishnikov

Andréa Fernandes

Since tomorrow is Easter Sunday, today's "Feel Art Again" post features Illarion Pryanishnikov (1840-1894) and his "Easter Procession" (1893). 1.

7 Burning Questions About Air Travel

Kara Kovalchik

Why must your seat be returned to the upright position? What happens to all the stuff confiscated by security officials? Here are answers to all your burning questions about air travel. 1.

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