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Miss Cellania

The Gadget Report has seen remote control lawn mowers and gutter cleaners, and you are of course familiar with the Roomba. For sheer cuteness, none of these

Brain Game: I'm So Tired

Tom owned an old Ford LTD that was in reasonably good shape for its age. He sold it on eBay, and worked out a deal with the buyer, who wanted to restore the car to its original glory.

Breaking Matzah

David K. Israel

As Jews around the globe gear up to celebrate one of the most important holidays of the year, I thought I'd put up a couple Passover-themed posts this week to get everyone in the

Morning Cup of Links: Tourists in North Korea

Miss Cellania

Two Europeans rode a train into North Korea without going through the required North Korean tourist agency.

Jim Henson's Apprentice: Ron Mueck

Andréa Fernandes

In the words of reader Shann, Ron Mueck (born 1958) is a "totally awesome sculptor" whose work is "so life-like." This weekend's "Feel Art Again" post features th

(2) Ben Franklin vs. (1) Leonardo Da Vinci

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Two of history's most diverse minds are squaring off here, and it's going to be tough to pick a winner.

(1) Albert Einstein vs. (1) Isaac Newton

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Talk about a clash of titans. Einstein's name may be synonymous with "genius," but Newton's resume is just as incredible.

Eating Light

Mangesh Hattikudur

Alex at Neatorama found this hilarious photo and tipped us off about National Geographic's Daily Dozen.

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (7) Nikola Tesla

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Tesla continued his Cinderella run through the tournament by knocking off Descarte, but will the electrical wizard be able to drop one of history's most beloved geniuses?

(1) Thomas Jefferson vs. (2) Ben Franklin

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown An epic clash between two Founding Fathers!

(1) Isaac Newton vs. (3) Louis Pasteur

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Pasteur is fresh off of his upset of Shakespeare, but a matchup against Sir Isaac Newton hardly gives him a chance to catch his breath.

(1) Einstein vs. (2) Plato

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Any competition between guys who go by one-word names is going to be tight, and this one's no exception.

Cows on a Boat

Mangesh Hattikudur

A couple days back, The Cellar featured this wonderful old pic of cows being transported by boat in Giethoorn, Netherlands.

How many times can a piece of paper be recycled?

Matt Soniak

The recycling logo "“ those three arrows going around in an endless loop "“ is lying to you.

The Science of Spicy: Four Amazing Things Chili Peppers Can Do

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The hottest thing about chili peppers isn't the way they taste; it's everything else they can do for you. 1. They Strangle

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