Happy Pi Day!


Happy Pi Day!


The Latest Research on Champagne Bubbles

Meghan Holohan

Champagne makers know that a glass wine bottle, a specially fitted cork and a long fermentation process enable the extra sugars to convert to effervescent bubbles, which is champagne's trademark.

Bernstein or Bernstien?

David K. Israel

When I used to work for Leonard Bernstein's estate, one thing that came up often was the mispronunciation of his surname.

Brain Game: Here's My Card

Today's Brain Game involves one of the most popular betting card games in the world: blackjack.  Under blackjack scoring rules, numbered cards equal their value, face cards are worth 10, and an

Morning Cup of Links: Kiteboarding

Miss Cellania

Would you ever consider giving marijuana to your nine-year-old? What if the child was violent, in pain, ate fabric, and had tried every other drug available? Here's the followup.

6,600 Miles Away: Bahraini Artists

Andréa Fernandes

Reader Paul A.

The Late Movies: Famous Tracking Shots

Mario Marsicano

In motion picture terminology, a tracking shot is a single continuous shot made with a camera moving along the ground, following the movements of the subject. Why this topic?

A Brief History of Gummy Bears

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Ever since I can remember, I have been a confirmed gummy bear addict.

Stop-Motion Art Project in an Abandoned Space

Chris Higgins

So it's Tuesday afternoon, you're wondering what to watch in your cubicle as you slowly recover from a stupendous food coma caused by terrible decisions at lunch.

Dumpster Swimming

Jill Harness

WebUrbanist recently ran a fantastic piece on upcycled dumpsters and their wide array of uses.

11 Offbeat College Essay Topics

Katie Naymon

As high school seniors across the country are hard at work on their college applications, let's take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

6 More Prizes Not Awarded for Length

Ethan Trex

Last week's announcement that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize raised eyebrows around the world.

10 Epic Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

This article was originally posted in October 2007. The use of the word "epic" in the title could mean any of its uses, possibly "awesome," could be "larger than life,&qu

Brain Game: Across the Atlantic

Welcome to today's Brain Game. By correctly unscrambling each of the following five phrases, you can find the names of five European nations and their capital cities. Good luck: 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Musical Vampires

Miss Cellania

An interview with Frank Warren, the webmaster behind PostSecret. And an opportunity to win a copy of his new book. * Twilight: The Musical is a parody of the Stephanie Meyer novel and movie.