Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
The truth about Sputnik.
LampiÃ£o (1898-1938), born Virgulino Ferreira da Silva, was a bandit considered a Robin Hood of Northeast Brazil by his apologists (though isn't the job of all apologists to liken their bad boys
1. Carbonated Fruit
While enjoying a nice, crisp apple or a ripe, juicy pear, do you ever think to yourself, "This would be so much better with a little carbon dioxide"?
I first approached Jason and Mangesh because I wanted to write an article about rare skin diseases.
Watching Layer Tennis last Friday, commentator John Gruber compared the competition to Calvinball, which brought me back to my childhood, reading the Sunday funnies. Remember Calvinball?
More old news from the Times archives.
"You can do it!" "Reach for the stars!" "Never give up!" These and other motivational platitudes echo endlessly through the cubicles and classrooms of modern-day Ameri
See what happens when you translate a phrase through several different languages.
When last we checked in with this feature, Eurovision was on the brain. Today we're going to examine the phenomenon called Nutella.
Lots of great responses to our call for presidential trivia/book giveaway contest. We're enjoying the comments so much, we've extended the deadline to end-of-day Monday.
As a companion piece to Jason Plautz's College Football Traditions quiz, Steven Clontz is here to make sure the marching band gets its due.
Some friends of mine are going to be collapsing their garage soon; that'll be the first stage in a major renovation on the house they've lived in for ten years.
Are you a live sports fan? Are you a graphic design geek? Well, for the three of you who fit both descriptions, grab a drink and get ready for a new event guaranteed* to rock you.
"I took this photo while studying in New Zealand my junior year" is not a sentence I can say. First, I didn't take this photo at all (these guys did).
Since today just happens to be Love Note Day, let's celebrate by talking about Jean-HonorÃ© Fragonard's "The Love Letter" and "Love Letters." Some interesting tidbits: