Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.
The idea of Found Objects is pretty simple: I post some sort of visual representation of an object, equation, theory or idea that inspired or made its way into a book, film, song, poem, or painting.
Perhaps you know and love him as Mr.
A team of Russian and American physicists has taken a mommy element (calcium) and a daddy element (Californium) and made a brand-new baby element -- as in, so brand-new that it's never existed be
There are two ways to become famous as an academic. One is to do great work, revolutionize your field and gain the respect and admiration of your colleagues. The other, exemplified by Dr.
I've never seen "Birth of a Nation" -- a fact I'm not too troubled by -- but at the Idea Festival I did take in "Rebirth of a Nation." It's a fascinating remix by DJ
The New York Times had a long, interesting story on the resurgence of bed bugs in NYC earlier this week.
It was up, but now it's down"¦ so you'll have to take my word for it, but an actual eBay listing yesterday read as follows: "My name is Christina.
As Mary announced on Monday, it's mental_floss Teacher Appreciation Week. As part of the festivities, we'll be honoring educators who personally inspired
Our first honoree for mental_floss Teacher Appreciation Week -- don't forget to submit your own stories and win a fabulous prize!
Sometimes I dig so deep for you.
Who knew heavy dew on a spiderweb could look so elegant? Amazing photos brought to you by one of my daily fixes,
Despite years of perfecting my Nintendo jabs and uppercuts on Mike Tyson's Punchout!, I never made it to the level where you get to box a woman.
I was ruminating over what to do with the dirt I'd gathered on our least-favorite comment spammer, "Jonny," when our research editor Sandy sent over an email with an intriguing observat
For those of you who haven't caught a snippet of Borat yet, take it from us -- you're missing out.
The Matamata Turtle (translation from Spanish: "I kill, I kill")
Russian wheat aphid
Almiqui - believed to be extinct until 2003
Check out the LiveScience piece