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Morning Cup of Links: Beer History

Miss Cellania

Are Humans 80,000 Years Older Than Previously Thought?

The Quick 10: 10 NaNoWriMo Books That Got Published

Stacy Conradt

If you've been following me over on Neatorama, you know that I spent most of November trying to throw a novel together for NaNoWriMo. And I did! Sort of. I mean, I got the 50,000 words.

New Einstein on Colbert Report

Jason English

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Masterpieces: Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

the mag

by Greg BarnhiselIt's a novel! It's a philosophy! It's the instruction manual for a crazy cult! Atlas Shrugged could be all of those things.

How to Kill Your Commute

Ransom Riggs

Awhile back, we wrote about a very cool website called Walkscore, a Google Maps mashup that tells you how walkable your neighborhood is, based on factors like your home's distance from basic serv

Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Cautionary Tales

Miss Cellania

The balance of nature took about four billion years to settle into the pattern the earth now holds.

The People behind the Famous URLs: 4 Full Names worth Knowing

David K. Israel

You visit the sites regularly, but how well do you know the people they're named after? Here's some basic bio information on four of the

6 of History's Greatest Losers

Ethan Trex

The Detroit Lions are currently 0-12, and with a tough remaining schedule, it's hard to see how the team will avoid the ignominious distinction of completing the season without a win.

Brain Game: Our Usual Punctuation Mark

Good luck with today's Brain Game riddle! These parts of our bodies Are both large and small They have only five letters But you double them all. What are they? Here's the SOLUTI

Morning Cup of Links: Ancient Air Conditioning

Miss Cellania

The Stories Behind Hollywood Studio Logos. Meet the woman who carried a torch for Columbia and the Dreamworks boy who fished from the moon. * Inside the curious world of nude modeling for artists.

A Special Announcement for iPhone-Owning Readers

Mangesh & Jason

Tonight we're excited to announce our first foray into the iPhone Application world. Big Fat Lies!

The Quick 10: The Full Names of 10 Mononymous People

Stacy Conradt

Everyone knows it's Beyonce Knowles and Madonna Ciccone, but do you know Bono's last name? OK, maybe you do, but I totally didn't. I didn't even know Bono's first name.

The Un-funnest Vacation in Europe

Ransom Riggs

Eastern Europe's strangest tourist attraction: the Survival Drama, in which you get to become a Soviet citizen circa 1984 for roughly three hours.

3 Historical Food Fights

the mag

By Chris Connolly Any group of malcontents can dress up like American Indians and toss tea into a harbor to protest unfair taxation. But how many armies have actually mobilized over food?

Brain Game: September Morn

I recently added some events to my online 2009 calendar. For those of you whose brows are now furrowed because you know me, yes, I keep a calendar.