Dietribes: Have a Grape Day!

Allison Keene

"¢Â The initial domestication of grapes took place in antiquity in what is now southern Turkey.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

Brain Game: It Hurts!

Only one three-letter word can be placed after each of the following letters to form common four-letter English words.

Amazing Johnny Cash Video Combines 1,000 Drawings

Ransom Riggs

Ain't No Grave was Johnny Cash's final studio album, and its title track is a powerful farewell from a music legend.

Morning Cup of Links: Cat Listening Party

Miss Cellania

Don Ritchie has spent fifty years trying to prevent suicides at the cliff top where he lives. He's managed to talk at least 160 people out of ending it all.

The Late Movies: Bloomsday

Erica Palan

Tomorrow, people all over the world will be celebrating Bloomsday, a holiday named for Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses.

Giant 3D Printer Uses Sand to "Print" Buildings

Chris Higgins

3D printers have been around for a while.

What We're Learning From Obsessive-Compulsive Mice

Meghan Holohan

For some mice, life produces anxiety—where to nest, which bag of chips to chew through, how to escape human detection.

Internet Stars for Internet Freedom

David K. Israel

Join us and our friends Wil Wheaton and Vlogbrothers John and Hank Green and help protect net neutrality. Step 1) Get educated by watching this video: Step 2) Go to and t

Weird Website of the Week: There, I Fixed It

Ransom Riggs

It's been many a week since my last "weird website of the week," but that's because it's all about quality, not quantity, people!

Ten Tentacled Characters

Miss Cellania

No matter how well modern filmmakers can create characters with no human attributes, we still find it easier to communicate with and relate to humanoid forms.

Brain Game: Three States

Only three U.S. states - all of which happen to be in the same general area of the country - have five-syllable names.

Morning Cup of Links: Turtle Altruism

Miss Cellania

Mike Rowe wrote a letter to an Eagle Scout -or all Eagle Scouts, with some advice about life. Then he followed up a complaint from an offended Scout.

The Late Movies: Premakes

Ransom Riggs

What would Star Wars look like if it had been made in 1950? Or Ghostbusters just a few years later?

Minority Report Computing is Real

Chris Higgins

Remember the computer in Minority Report, the one which Tom Cruise manipulated by tossing objects around on a virtual screen? Well, apparently that computer is real.