Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
One of my favorite blogs at the moment is Effect Measure, which is theoretically all about pressing public health issues but also includes such nuggets as "Paul Revere was a member of the first l
If you think having to ferry around three screaming kids in a minivan is bad, try carpooling with a swarm of backseat-driving bees, like these British researchers:
Bumblebees are being dropped off a
Bart Kosko, USC professor and pioneer of the fuzzy logic theory, has a new book coming out soon called Noise.
As a writer always in search of solitude and tranquility, I'm intrigued by Kosko
Grow-a-brain today is featuring the Hemp Hotel, an outpost in Amsterdam dedicated to using hemp "as much as possible, from mattresses, curtains, shampoo, [and] soap to a hemp roll for breakfast.&
If you're bored out of your gourd scrubbing your mouth out with the same old Crest and Colgate flavors (mild mint, strong mint, x-treme mint, peppermint, vanilla mint"¦ what sort of mint wil
Wired has a cool article in the new issue about commercial space travel. "The first private launches could happen next year for up to $250,000 a ticket," they say. So let's see...
CNN has an interesting piece today on how we might be able to recycle all those piles of junkyard tires: by turning them into sidewalks!
I for one love camping, but hate, hate, hate putting up tents.
Don't get me wrong, I love me some New Yorker, but the mag's online division missed an easy opportunity to use the interweb for what it's best at -- being an interweb -- with this new a
No, not you, Mr. P.Funk -- we mean George Clinton, vice president under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, who would have been 267 today.
So I'm sitting at a red light today, turning the AC up another notch, when suddenly the guy in front of me opens his window and dumps his entire ashtray of cigarette butts on the ground!
Last week I went to a backyard wedding where the main entertainment was not dancing or drinking but cheese racing.
We got the following note from a reader named Cindy Karpiak:
I want you guys to research why Alberta (Canada) spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to be christened a "rat-free pr
The next time someone asks you, don't tell them it's simply because gas molecules in the air absorb light waves with short wavelengths and then reflect them back out (or, God forbid, because
For some reason there's no commentary on this CNN video, but apparently spas in Japan have started offering hot curry treatment for spa-seekers.