Found Objects


Found Objects


The Late Movies: COSMOS

Chris Higgins

I've written about the science documentary COSMOS quite a bit already. But I thought I'd take this Late Movies opportunity to show you some awesome clips from it.

The Korean New Yorker: Do-Ho Suh

Andréa Fernandes

Back at the end of May, I promised to cover 13 artists from 13 different countries in the 13 "Feel Art Again" posts for the month of June.

Getting to Know Talk Radio's Biggest Stars

Ethan Trex

Radio's talking heads are paid to spend hours talking each day, but how much do they really reveal about themselves?

The Quick 10: 10 ZIP Code Facts

Stacy Conradt

It was this day in 1963 that zip codes as we know them today were introduced to the U.S. I know your internal trivia arsenal is lacking in ZIP code facts, so we will remedy that today. 1.

Science in the Field: Human Migration in the Ancient Southwest

Chris Higgins

Steve Lekson is an archaeologist at the University of Colorado.

The Walkman Turns 30

Jason English

I just heard that the Sony Walkman turns 30 this week.

Dietribes: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Allison Keene

"¢ Though botanically the tomato is a fruit, it was declared a vegetable by the Supreme Court in 1893.

Stop the Lego Mania!

Ransom Riggs

Pardon my brief rant: what is this endless fascination with all things Lego?!

Lunchtime Quiz: Movable Feasts

Sandy and Kara

Since Independence Day occurs over a weekend this year, some of us will get a "bonus" weekday (this coming Friday or Monday) off work. But regardless of when it's celebrated, U.S.

3 Solved Math Mysteries (and 2 That Still Plague Us)

Casey Johnston

Mathematics has fascinated the human race nearly as long as our existence.

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #10

Those of you who read our blog daily may well solve today's Brain Game puzzle fairly quickly.

Morning Cup of Links: Sewer Creatures

Miss Cellania

Creatures from the Sewer! Reading an explanation of what this is doesn't make the sewer-cam video any less disturbing. * 6 New Personality Disorders Caused by the Internet.

The Rand Corporation: The Think Tank That Controls America

the mag

By Alex Abella If you think the Internet came out of Silicon Valley, that NASA planned the first satellite to orbit Earth, or that IBM created the modern computer—think again.

The Quick 10: 10 Absinthe Drinkers

Stacy Conradt

I'm having a 1920s-themed party for my birthday in a few weeks and was all excited to serve old fashioned 1920s-style drinks.