Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
The Times reports today that scientists are reconstructing the Neanderthal genome, which has led to lots of debate about whether we should clone one, were that possible.
According to BoingBoing, Amazon.com has been threatened with a lawsuit from the American Humane Society for choosing to hawk subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines on their site: The Gamecock (cu
How is it that I've never stumbled across The Tattooed Banana site before?
According to the New Scientist Inventions Blog (which scours US patent applications for interesting finds), Hewlett-Packard is attempting to help control prescription drug abuse by creating an inhaler
I'm definitely not trying to turn this page a Flosser Stalker site (c.f.
The Kircher Society has been running a feature on Lesser-Known Museums all week, including today's Frog Museum, "a collection of 150-year-old satirical tableaus of domestic life in the 19th
I've posted a couple times on obesity in America so I thought I'd continue by sharing some fast food facts I read in flipping through Paul Grobman's Vital Statistics:
Odds that an A
So I just went down to get the mail and was once again completely overwhelmed with the amount of coupons in my mailbox.
Yahoo News is reporting that a 12-foot Burmese Python named Houdini screwed up a magic trick when he tried to make his electric blanket disappear.
Several blogs have been passing around the story of Oxana Malaya, who, as the saying goes, was literally raised by dogs:
Oxana is a feral child, one of only about 100 known in the world.
The not-at-all-daft Carolyn Bickford of "Daft Musings" alerted us to her Comic Book Convention Party Cheat Sheet, inspired by our own Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets.
As you know, mental_floss is on a mission to help people feel smart.
Memoirs are a funny business.
I saw this gorgeous pic of an African Praying Mantid on ettf.net, and couldn't resist posting it. In fact, I was so fascinated that I broke out the Britannica, and researched a bit online.
This just in: Scientists in Australia have discovered that, according to the headline, "DRINKING CAN BE DANGEROUS:"
People who drink alcohol are up to four times more likely than non-drinke