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The Last Mission To Save Hubble

Chris Higgins

Today, seven astronauts left Earth in one last attempt to save the Hubble Space Telescope. At nineteen years old, Hubble is aging and in need of major repairs.

The Late Movies: Correspondents' Dinners Past

Mario Marsicano

By now you've probably seen video of Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Well, let's take a look at a few highlights from recent years.

The 5pm Quiz: dot dot dot com

Sandy and Kara

When playing around on the web, sometimes we'll try a shortcut by accessing a site directly instead of searching for it, and we'll end up with something way different than what we anticipate

The Quick 10: The Oregon Trail Computer Game

Stacy Conradt

Despite my video and computer game obsessions of recent years "“ Guitar Hero, The Sims and World of Warcraft among them "“ if I had to rank the best games ever, Oregon Trail would still make

When East Meets West: The Last Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad

David Clark

It was 140 years ago yesterday "“ May 10, 1869 "“ that "The Last Spike" was driven into America's first transcontinental railroad.

The Ulmer Scale

Ransom Riggs

You hear it bandied about all the time -- such-and-such celebrity is an "A-lister," or an actor you recognize from a minor role or two might reside on the "D-list." But did you kn

7 Interesting Typo Tales

Mario Marsicano

Last month, two members of the Washington Nationals took to the field without noticing their team name was misspelled on their jerseys.

Retro Trek

Miss Cellania

The eleventh Star Trek feature film, named simply Star Trek, opened over the weekend to rave reviews.

Brain Game: Don't Let Go

Changing one letter at a time to create new words - and leaving the other letters in their original spots - can you change the word GRASP to the word FLOSS in only four steps?

3 Pairs of songs played back-to-back on the radio

David K. Israel

Before I even get into the subject, let me just state up front: I know there are plenty of other songs that are usually played back-to-back on the radio. These are just some of my favorites.

Morning Cup of Links: Relocating a Nation

Miss Cellania

President Obama and comedian Wanda Sykes both had plenty of fun to poke at everyone at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. * The Maldives is an island nation in

5 Superior Mothers

Kara Kovalchik

Mothers come in all shapes, forms, classifications, and species.

What You Missed & What We Learned

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Criss Angel walks through glass, and someone on the internet offers an explanation of how. * Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Spiders are getting bigger! (May cause anxiety for arachnophobes).

The Late Movies: All About Mom

Mario Marsicano

To all the moms in the audience, I wish you a very happy Mothers' Day!

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