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Contest: Name Our New Printer!

Jason English

Today a nice gentleman dropped off this spiffy new printer/copier. What it needs is a name. Leave a comment with a name suggestion and we'll pick our favorite on Thursday.

Is Your Name to Blame for All Your Problems?

Meghan Holohan

Name tag image via Shutterstock As Juliet bemoans the grudge her family has against Romeo's based on their names, she says, "What's in a name?

Mitt Romney Doesn't Have George Washington Money

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Rick Friedman/Corbis After weathering several weeks of pressure from his Republican rivals, Mitt Romney released his tax returns early this morning, revealing that he made $45 million over 2010 a

Crafty is WAY Cool

David K. Israel

Allison Hoffman crochets amazing, miniature replicas of celebs and common folk alike and writes about them on her blog, CraftyisCool.

Extraterrestrials and Cows

Miss Cellania

For quite some time now, we've known that UFOs tend to whisk away people and return them to Earth with amazing stories. But there are plenty of stories of aliens abducting cows.

Lectures for a New Year: We are Empathic Monkeys

Chris Higgins

In this RSA Animate presentation, economist Jeremy Rifkin discusses emerging research on empathy. It's a fast-paced, smart talk -- and it deals with the core question what is empathy?

Brain Game: Nation-L

A world map or globe might help you solve today's Tuesday Test Time challenge, but it'll still take some looking around to gather all five answers for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game

Morning Cup of Links: Jedi Plot Holes

Miss Cellania

Apple’s Deal With the Devil.

12 Violinists Known for Something Else

Maggie Ryan Sandford

The violin is considered by many to be the thinking man’s instrument, famously played by the likes of Albert Einstein and Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional genius Sherlock Holmes.

5 Crazy Ways People Amused Themselves Before Television

Kathy Benjamin

Before people had hundreds of channels, if they wanted to watch surgery or gawk at celebrity babies, they had to actually leave the house.

Star Wars, Remade With Dogs and Kids and Action Figures

Chris Higgins

Nearly two years ago I pointed to Star Wars: Uncut, a web project in which 473 people each contributed 15 seconds of footage for a remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

An Update on SOPA, PIPA, and Last Week's Petitions

Chris Higgins

Last Wednesday (January 18), Wikipedia and other sites went dark in a protest of pending legislation before the US Congress.

A Tough Homecoming for War Veterans

The Week

Every so often, we'll reprint something from our sister publication, The Week. This is one of those

Who Were Fisher and Price?

David K. Israel

Last week’s post on the Fisher-Price Little People garage got us wondering: Who the heck were these guys, Fisher and Price?

Lectures for a New Year: Our Broken Educational System

Chris Higgins

This week I'll bring you the best RSA talks -- a series of lectures a bit like TED from the UK.