The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
We've blogged about the relationship between height and pay before, as well as height and electability, but I've just come across a four-year-old New Yorker article on height and how it'
Maybe it's all the news of "Anonymous" protests against Scientology that have been dominating the blogs lately, but it seems the word "cult" is on a lot of people's minds
Was it the automobile? Was it lead from paint? Was it poor water conditions? No — it was horse pollution.
I visited a local hardware store today and bough popcorn and diet soda... not typical hardware store purchases.
My local public radio station KUSC ran a feature not too long ago naming the 10 composers who banked the most money over the course of their careers.
I remind my children to stretch out their arms and legs to move as much water as they can while swimming. That's the easy way.
Top 10 Scientists Killed or Injured by Their Experiments (plus one). These stories are cautionary, inspiring, and bizarre at the same time.
The History of Guerrilla Marketing.
Danny Hillis is best known for his Connection Machine, a massively parallel supercomputer that led to breakthroughs in computational science and parallel computing.
I'm obsessed with Flight of the Conchords right now. I just got the series on DVD and have been trying to limit myself to a couple of episodes every night to stretch out the delightfulness.
It always amazes me when I hear someone say they've never been pulled over for speeding. My reaction is usually wow, I'd never want to be stuck behind you in traffic.
I'm not a big TV watcher.
A copyright is supposed to protect a creator's intellectual property and ensure that the copyright holder's work isn't nefariously misappropriated.
Living in Michigan, I'm still smarting a bit from the Pistons' recent loss to the Celtics in the NBA Eastern Finals.
Alferd G. Packer is the only U.S. citizen ever charged, tried, and convicted for the crime of murder and cannibalism.
As June is National Rose Month, the perfect artist to kick off this month is Louis Marie de Schryver, famous for his paintings of flower vendors on the streets of Paris.