The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
Philip Levine, an American poet, was appointed this week to the poorly paid, less-than-powerful, yet somehow-still-lofty position of United States’ poet laureate, triggering a cacophony of questions f
The TV series Law & Order caught on and spawned Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.
So let's say you've got a webcam, some photos of a celebrity, and a Computer Science degree. Why not make a celebrity facial puppeteering system?
Time for another installment of book- and library-related
With incidents of severe water scarcity expected to rise substantially as the global population grows and fresh water supplies diminish, scientists are scrambling to come up with effective solutions t
Last month, the Northwestern athletic department garnered national attention when it shipped two 7-pound purple dumbbells to about 80 college football writers across the country.
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As a result of the recent riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has come forth and declared that social media is the enemy.
A little shameless self-promo today... My son has started a series of video reviews for Wired's GeekDad blog. You can see the latest, a review of ThinkGeek's iCade, below.
It's easy to see why 3D is popular from a movie studio perspective: it allows theaters to charge fifteen bucks for a flick that would normally bring in just eight or nine (in LA prices, at least)
A Sunday evening brawl at the New Welcome Church in St. Elmo, Alabama, involved at least a dozen people and left one woman with a stab wound.
We wrap up another week with Free-for-all Friday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Give this question a try, and good luck!
When viewed from the air, the grounds of which
A three-part article follows a story of international adoption gone wrong. The upshot is that throwing money at a problem sometimes makes it worse.
This is Jonathan Stark’s Starbucks Card and he wants you to use it to buy yourself a coffee. Really, he does.
If you ever find yourself trapped in a pen with a bull and you happen to be wearing your favorite lucky red cape (what? you don’t have a lucky cape?), never fear.