The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
Way back in September of 2007, I posted some links to the bizarre world of ferrofluid, illustrating how fluids can interact with magnets (often magnets driven by sound -- like speakers) to create stra
Chaos has descended this week on the tiny Pacific island of Samoa after government officials decided to force the entire nation to switch sides of the road on Monday.
Just because you've made millions before the age of 18 doesn't mean you don't need an education. Just ask Emma Watson and the Olsen twins.
The trailer for 2012, a film about the predicted end of the world, promises destruction galore and cements Roland Emmerich as the undisputed king of toppling world monuments.
People love the Periodic Table of Elements, as long as they don't have to deal with the actual chemistry.
With college football season starting up, we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at a few colleges who have changed their nicknames or mascots.
Last year was my first Lollapalooza ever. It's been around since 1991, but let's just say there's no way my parents would have let me go back then.
The Greeks used it to construct building materials. The Romans used it to clean up blood after gladiator contests.
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Following are 8 four-letter words and names.
The 19-year-old Hubble Telescope was refurbished earlier this year. Some new, improved photographs have been released, and are eye-popping awesome!
Today (09-09-09) marks the landmark re-release of the entire Beatles catalog (thirteen albums plus two additional discs of non-album tracks) as boxed sets and individual discs, in two formats: the or
So, recently YouTube started showing whole movies for free -- much like Hulu, there are occasional ads interspersed, but they're not too bad.
09.09.09: It's Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house.
A question from reader Josiah: "Do blind people see when they dream?Â I think there are two sides to the question, dealing with people who were born blind, and those who used to be able to see.&q
In last week's newsletter—yes, we have a newsletter; the sign-up box is on the right—I reprinted a few emails from a reader who, with the help of a story by our own Scott Alle