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How Do Tsunamis Work?

Erin McCarthy

Tsunami and earthquake damage seen from the air above Sendai, Japan, one day after an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale hit the northeast coast on March 11, 2011.

At the Libraries: World's Strongest Librarian

Miss Kathleen

Each month Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Congress Votes to Ban the Word ‘Lunatic’ Congress cannot agree on what to do to avoid the fiscal cliff, but the House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to ban the word "lunatic" from

The World's First Driving School ... For Dogs

The Week

By Frances R. Catanio They provide companionship, help law enforcement sniff out bombs and drugs, assist disabled people in their daily lives — so why not teach dogs to drive, too?

Brain Game: Bond is Back!

A brand new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge lies before you.

Morning Cup of Links: Snow, and Lots Of It

Miss Cellania

The Grammy nominations were eye-opening to everyone, whether they liked the selections or not.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 78

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below, in this case movies, have something in common.

The Missing Links: Craig's Job List Needs Work

Colin Patrick

I Thought I Understood What Was Happening And then, well, I'm not sure I do. * I Thought I Understood Gravity, Too I’m not sure I understand anything now. * Craig Should Finesse

MythBuster Adam Savage Isn't Done with the Dodo

Erin McCarthy

MythBuster Adam Savage's obsession with the dodo is well-documented, thanks to a TED talk he gave about his methodical recreation of the extinct bird's skeleton—not an easy task, since no co

Alton Brown on the History of Eggnog

Alton Brown

Our resident food expert spills the history of his favorite creamy holiday

Dirty Laundry and Civil War Espionage

Matt Soniak

During the American Civil War, the Union Army quickly figured out how to play Confederates’ own prejudices against them.

The Good, The Bad, and the Turkey: 8 Packaged Foods in Seasonal Flavors

Amanda Green

Pumpkin pie ice cream, peppermint potato chips,and gravy-flavored sodas—'tis the season for gimmicky packaged foods.

A Very Special Message from Space Station Alpha

Chris Higgins

In the timelapse video "Further Up Yonder," we hear snippets of speech from the crew of the International Space Station, also known as Space Station Alpha.

10 Thoroughly Modern Menorahs

Miss Cellania

The beginning of Hanukkah is only a couple days from now -do you know where your chanukiyah, the nine-branch menorah, is?

Music History #14: "Marie Provost"

Bill DeMain

“Marie Provost” Written by Nick Lowe (1978) Performed by Nick Lowe The