Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive.
(3) Rene Descartes
The Frenchman is no easy matchup given his resume: Father of modern philosophy.
1. Let's say a respected medical journal published a study that definitively tied cell phone use to brain tumors. You'd almost certainly get one if you continued using your current phone.
(6) The Wright Brothers
It's tough to envision the modern world without airplanes, but without a pair of printers-turned-bicycle-makers-turned-glider-builders, ocean liner travel might still be
Over 5,000 entries later, we're very excited to announce that Scott Slocum of Essex, Maryland, is the big winner of the 'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' sweepstakes!
Artist Michael Kontopoulos brings us today's weird web video: Machines that Almost Fall Over. Kontopoulos calls it: "A system of sculptures that is constantly on the brink of collapse.
We're excited to have author, journalist, and Brown University senior (he's still a senior!) Kevin Roose blogging with us this week.
(7) Nikola Tesla
Not since Benjamin Franklin has one man's name been so inextricably linked to electricity.
This guest post is from North Carolina author and sculptor Joel Haas, who is traveling in Taiwan and taking plenty of pictures.
Driving Lesson Nearly Causes Air Disaster
A Cebu Pacific Air flight had to pull up suddenly while attempting to land at Legazpi City, Philippines, when the pilot saw a van on the runway!
(2) Thomas Edison
The sheer scope of Edison's inventiveness is staggering. The Wizard of Menlo Park held a record 1,093 patents when he died in 1931.
When he was alive, people thought Michelangelo was the best artist in the world. Since his death in 1564, that esteem hasn't faded much.
I live in Michigan, and people often have to ask what the two-letter postal abbreviation is for our state.Â It's a pain sometimes, but living in Michigan is beneficial in other ways, such as bein
Vernal Equinox 2009: Facts on the First Day of Spring.
This Sunday will mark the 106th (or 108th, according to some sources) birthday of Greta Kempton (1903-1991).