E.B. White of Charlotte's Web fame is the "White" of Strunk and White.
We all knew that guy who refused to celebrate the turn of the millennium when the year 2000 hit because the real turn was in 2001.
The incomparable Clive Thompson of Collision Detection has found an ad that outdoes anything seen at this year's Super Bowl (yeah, we know, we're setting the bar low), which he calls "a
You think we're kidding?
LONDON — For more than 30 years, crowds have flocked to the small English fishing village of Lyme Regis to watch an annual tradition -- two teams of fishermen
The noble fellow at left is the Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, and he has recently become a web celebrity ("cewebrity?").
There are a series of fascinating articles in this month's issue of dwell magazine about sustainable homes (Green Goes Mainstream).
This story came out a couple weeks ago in Science, but I didn't read about it until flipping through The Week a few days ago.
Researchers in the Kalahari Desert recently observed meerkats teac
In our first weekly installment of "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist," we'd like to introduce you to invisibility expert Dr.
I don't have a good explanation for why I'm writing so much about babies today (this is my last baby post, I promise), but I saw these Zaky pillows on ShinyShiny, and thought they were so cr
Since babies seem to be such a popular accessory this season (everyone's got one!), and since getting those creatures to fall asleep seems to be such a difficult task, I figured I'd post abo
While mental_floss generally likes to leave Hate at the front door (right along side our muddy shoes and wet umbrellas), I stumbled into a hate site this morning that I felt obligated to post about: I
Is this what a postcard from Mars would look like?
As Cuban exiles cheer in the streets of Miami, newspapers and magazines are scrambling to write advance obits for Fidel Castro (that is, if they haven't already -- rumors about the old boy's
I like Mary's contest idea about whacky sports so much, I thought I'd pilfer the idea for this post and start a whole new theme called: As Seen on TV.
In as few pixels as possible, the idea
Engadget has an amazing little blurb on the future of video conferencing, and how it might not be boring?!
A couple weeks ago I posted a story about a man who accidentally blinded his wife by throwing a carrot at her.