Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
By almost all accounts, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is a can't-miss prospect who will enjoy a long and prosperous major league career.
In response to David's round-up of the world's most unusual playgrounds, Victor from Stockholm sent us this message via Twitter: "To restore order in the universe, here are some really
It's time for the weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence.
Kids spill things. It seems like one of the constants of the universe.
Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today's playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity.
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh has inspired (at least) three great songs?
I like to think that the Brain Game helps to exercise minds and build a bit of mental muscle.
Things Mathematicians See at the Movies. Epidemiology, engineering, game theory, and balance theory all come up in films you know and love.
From Jan, a link to the highly addicting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game online.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst.
Slate's recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year's feel-good stories.
When I was a kid, my brother and I built all kinds of things out of Legos -- spacecraft, buildings, pseudo-Voltrons, abstract art pieces, and so on.
Iowa is a state divided this weekend. Our two biggest schools "“ Iowa State and the University of Iowa "“ face off at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames tomorrow (that's ISU turf).