The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Every Monday, mental_floss finds the first time The New York Times mentioned select topics.
I don't know about you, but I'm a guy who fancies himself fairly savvy when it comes to resisting the Pavlovian lure of consumerism; I can walk through a mall for two hours without purchasin
You read about robots that can do surgery or play the fiddle, but where are the robots that tackle your unpleasant chores? One available now is the iRobotÂ® Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot.
How far can you go after the gas light in your car comes on?
Our Time is Money contest is over, folks! Thanks to all who entered. You can check out the video for the grand total.
And the lucky winner
The results have been tallied from our fourth caption contest and we have our winner! Thanks to all who entered and all our finalists. Mike took it with the very clever: "What can I say.
"¢ It's intern season. If you'd like to nominate yourself, read the original 'Calling All Interns' post.
With the media throwing Jodie Foster a coming out party this week, John Hinckley's name has been in the news.
This weekend's Genius Challenge will challenge your creativity as well as your smarts.
In a city (LA, holla) overflowing with strikers and "collateral damage," unemployment is on the agenda. After a period of what production people call hiatus (e.g.
[There's still time to get your vote in if you haven't already! We'll lock this one down at noon Sunday.] Thanks to all who entered our 4th Caption Contest.
by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John
The responses to Randy's post on crappy work incentives are so great. My favorite kind of humor.
I was trying to find the public bathroom at Macy's the other day -- no easy task in any department store; why is that? -- when I ran across the employee lounge, and this sign.
As promised a couple weeks back, today we present Tom Toce's extremely clever and very challenging word puzzle composed mostly of cryptic clues and a few straight-up anagrams.