Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
If you're a freak for desktop graphics and computer symbols (like I am!), then you absolutely need to get your hands on Tim Elverston's new Cursor Kite.
Today's Weekend Word Wrap is mostly inspired by a suggestion we received from a reader named Kelsie, who writes that we should do something on the word "Pip," which, it turns out, is o
Sorry I haven't posted sooner but I was busy this morning listing a few items on eBay. (Anyone in the market for an old Mac Powerbook ca. 1992?
The keen eyes over at SugartownCreative have spotted a gaffe in the new Frank Gehry-designed InterActiveCorp headquarters, located in Chelsea.
You think you've had a tough week? Just be glad you're not a member of Class Osteichthyes, which has taken a real beating in the last few days.
The Times reports today that scientists are reconstructing the Neanderthal genome, which has led to lots of debate about whether we should clone one, were that possible.
According to BoingBoing, Amazon.com has been threatened with a lawsuit from the American Humane Society for choosing to hawk subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines on their site: The Gamecock (cu
How is it that I've never stumbled across The Tattooed Banana site before?
According to the New Scientist Inventions Blog (which scours US patent applications for interesting finds), Hewlett-Packard is attempting to help control prescription drug abuse by creating an inhaler
I'm definitely not trying to turn this page a Flosser Stalker site (c.f.
The Kircher Society has been running a feature on Lesser-Known Museums all week, including today's Frog Museum, "a collection of 150-year-old satirical tableaus of domestic life in the 19th
I've posted a couple times on obesity in America so I thought I'd continue by sharing some fast food facts I read in flipping through Paul Grobman's Vital Statistics:
Odds that an A
So I just went down to get the mail and was once again completely overwhelmed with the amount of coupons in my mailbox.
Yahoo News is reporting that a 12-foot Burmese Python named Houdini screwed up a magic trick when he tried to make his electric blanket disappear.
Several blogs have been passing around the story of Oxana Malaya, who, as the saying goes, was literally raised by dogs:
Oxana is a feral child, one of only about 100 known in the world.