Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
(3) Blaise Pascal
If it's possible to be considered a genius and still be underrated, Pascal pulls off the trick.
(4) Mark Twain
Scores of writers have spent their whole lives trying to pen The Great American Novel. Twain may have done it several times.
It's kind of stunning how many celebrities actually went to high school together "“ when you start looking at the list of people who attended prestigious prep schools and performing arts aca
This week, David Clark will be our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.
As we enter the second round of the Tournament of Genius, 32 geniuses remain (well, 33 if you count the second Wright brother). Voting will remain open through Sunday.
Update: Cosmos Available Online, Free
I'm reposting this article (originally from September 2007) because the entire Cosmos TV series is now streaming at Hulu for free. Enjoy!
If you're a girl who likes programming, who are your role models? Too few and far between, says UK-based freelance software consultant and tech blogger, Suw Charman-Anderson.
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Over the last 14 months, How Did You Know?
Yesterday a story surfaced about authorities finding $3 million in cash on a bus bound for Mexico. How did they find such a large sum of money hiding on the bus? With a cash-sniffing dog.
You are no doubt familiar with the Periodic Table of Elements.
What comes after Math Monday? Text Tuesday? Okay, then. Following are three words, each of which are missing four letters.
Iraqi Refugee Stories. One in five Iraqis are now without a permanent home, but individual stories are more meaningful than numbers. (via Metafilter)
What's So Hot About Chili Peppers?
Ethan and I were just talking about doing a simple name-that-dog-breed quiz. We could go the stock image route, but that's neither fun nor free. Want to help us out?
Today, Scientific American brings us some answers to the question what happened to the honeybees?