Deipnophobia is the fear of dinner party conversations.
All week long you've been sending us great new neologisms (is that redundant?) for our coin-a-new-word contest. For today's Week in Review, I'm doing the
Part of me feels like using a computer to generate complex origami patterns is cheating.
For hundreds of years, origami's most complex patterns topped out at 20 steps.
We know, we know. It's been a week since Pluto was demoted, and it's time to come back to Earth and get on with our lives.
Some years ago, I was reading a book of short stories called Birds of America, by one of my favorite authors, Lorrie Moore, and happened upon my first Tom Swifty.
Â If you turned on CNN or picked up a newspaper this week, you probably learned about the capture of Warren Steed Jeffs, one America's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.
Ah, historic Hudson Valley"¦ the place where allergy sufferers go this time of year to keep Kleenex in business.
While all but the most adept geniuses need annotations to make heads or tails of James Joyce's Ulysses or a molecular biology textbook, most folks seem to do just fine without expertly-annotated
I'm not suggesting that anyone actually break into Boston's Museum of Science to obtain these things for me -- you'd just get tracked down and I'd have to give them back -- but non
I don't particularly like iced coffee. More of a 44-ounce, 600-calorie smoothie kind of guy. But when this coupon found its way into my Gmail, I was willing to expand my beverage horizons.
We have quite a few readers in England, and I am intensely jealous of them, partly because of their access to ready-made scotch eggs and partly because they've had the chance over the last month
The two Munch paintings that were stolen from a museum in Oslo two years ago have been found, and in pretty decent condition at that:
"We are 100% certain they are the originals.
I've written about Bruno Bozzetto before, but with the passing of Pluto (didja see our nifty tee?), I thought it might be a good time to revisit the master, and check out his wonderful little pie
For some reason, one ofÂ the questions I'm asked mostÂ frequently in radio interviews is "So, your latest book claims the story about Catherine the Great dying while being a bit too intimate
Today is International Navel-gazing Blog Day, and despite the current poetically sad state of the Blog Day
Â The Wired NextFest is coming up September 29th and the current issue has bits on some of the featured inventions.