Morning Cup of Links: St. Patrick

Miss Cellania

Unusual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. From Arkansas to the Caribbean to Japan, everyone is Irish on St.

Nine People with Heterochromia (and one without)

Stacy Conradt

Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes.

The Late Movies: Kinetic Typography

Chris Higgins

Kinetic Typography ("moving text") has been around for at least half a century -- movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples.

Cassini Orbiter Videos: Saturn Flyby

Chris Higgins

Cassini is currently hanging out near Saturn, conducting various missions with its wide array of instruments (including cameras, radar, magnetometer, cosmic dust analyzer [!], plasma spectrometer, and

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The East)

Scott Allen

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

At the Libraries: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fights Obesity

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Strange Geographies is Going to the Netherlands! What Should I Shoot?

Ransom Riggs

So, this is cool. Most of our regular readers are probably familiar with my series of photo essays, Strange Geographies -- and I know it's been awhile since I've posted one.

Yes, it's the Star Trek Theme played on a Musical Saw

David K. Israel

This is hauntingly beautiful! Our friend Michael Tapp shot this video in the NYC subway system. Check it

The Number of the Day: 40%

Colin Patrick

During its 62 years of operation, the immigration station at Ellis Island welcomed in excess of 12 million immigrants to the United States. As a result, an estimated 40% of U.S.

Brain Game: What a Relief

Good luck with this week's Wednesday Wordplay challenge. What common, four-letter, one-syllable English word can be converted into a three-syllable English word by adding an "O" to

Morning Cup of Links: the Sonic Hedgehog Gene

Miss Cellania

Form Constants and the Visual Cortex. Science explains why hallucinations tend to be similar no matter what the cause or the cultural background of the visualizer.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southeast)

Ethan Trex

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

The Quick 8: Eight Tweets that Ended in Pink Slips

Stacy Conradt

Newsflash: Tweeting stupid things can cost you your job.

The Late Movies: Readers' Choice Power Ballads

Erica Palan

Due to fantastic reader response to last week’s Late Movies: Power Ballads, we’re back with a handful of suggestions taken directly from our commenters.

What Lies Beneath: Libya's Great Manmade River

Erik Sass

© Inacio Rosa/epa/Corbis Muammar Qaddafi is clearly hated by many of his own people, and rightly so: in addition to kidnapping, torturing, and murdering political dissidents, over 40 years of misru