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Understanding the AIDS Epidemic

Chris Higgins

In a TED Talk released this week, medical statistician Hans Rosling presents a new way to visualize the global AIDS epidemic.

Why Do the English Hate the French?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It's practically a fact of life here in England, like rain half the summer, painfully congested Tube traffic, and conversations about the weather: The English hate the French.

7 Delicious Culinary Schools

Scott Allen

So, you want to learn to cook? Here's a menu of seven schools where you can trade your suit and tie "“ or T-shirt and jeans "“ for a toque and white jacket. 1. Culinary Institute of

"Augmented Reality" Foretells a Dark Future

Ransom Riggs

What if the things you did in "Second Life" had an effect on the real world? In Shaspa's new "augmented reality" power management tool, they do.

Postcards From The Edge (Of America): The Adventures of Lewis & Clark

the mag

On May 14, 1804—205 years ago tomorrow—Lewis & Clark began their excellent adventure. The great Michael Stusser is with us to recap America's most celebrated road

Brain Game: 2010 is Coming!

Yes, it's more than seven months away... but it's never too early to start planning a New Year's Eve party.

Morning Cup of Links: Ninja Seaweed

Miss Cellania

What Makes Us Happy? Harvard researchers followed 268 men for 72 years to find the answers. (via Metafilter) * From preschool to college, someone always seems to fall at graduation.

"Art has given me my life": Frank Stella

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Corrine, today's "Feel Art Again" features Frank Stella, who celebrates his 73rd birthday today.

The Late Movies: Pageantry

Mario Marsicano

Today, we heard the news that gave us all renewed faith in humanity, and hope for a better tomorrow "“ Miss California will keep her crown.

The 5pm Quiz: Name All The Monopoly Properties

Tim Harrod

Forget your commemorative Pokemon/Sesame Street/or NFL Editions.

The Quick 10: 10 Nursery Rhyme Interpretations

Stacy Conradt

If you're like me, you've probably grown up your entire life without putting much thought into the nursery rhymes drilled into your head since you could listen.

The Stories Behind Graduation Traditions

Ethan Trex

May is the hot time for college and high school graduations, so chances are you'll have to attend one at some point this month.

"Happiness is Love," Researcher Concludes

Chris Higgins

George Vaillant has been overseeing a longitudinal study of men's lives for more than 40 years.

5 Strange Ways to Post a Twitter Feed

Miss Cellania

We were delighted to follow the Mars Phoenix Lander Twitter feed, even though we knew that the data collected from Mars was interpreted by NASA before it was sent to Twitter.

Brain Game: Sports by State

Professional sports teams are tied to cities and metropolitan areas more often than to entire states.