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Can Ants Count?

Chris Higgins

In this science video from NPR, Robert Krulwich (of Radiolab fame) describes an experiment in which scientists demonstrated that ants were somehow counting their steps.

Amazing Works of Art Made From Paper

Jill Harness

It's hard to believe, but these stunning animal sculptures are made from nothing more than cotton paper, paint and a bit of thread. They were created by Sydney-based artist Anna-Wii Highfield.

The National Liqueurs Quiz

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You know what your favorite liqueurs taste like, but do you know where they came from? In this quiz, we’ll give you a liqueur. You tell us its country of origin. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass of something, then get cracking!

12 Impressive Sci-Fi Quilts

Miss Cellania

Science fiction fans are a creative bunch, which only makes sense if you think about it.

Brain Game: Earning an F

Another quick one for today's Tuesday Test Time.

Morning Cup of Links: View from a Hoop

Miss Cellania

In excerpts from the book Beating Back the Devil, we learn how doctors and scientists discovered AIDS. Part one, part two, and part three.

5 Questions: Cup o' Davis

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The Golden Gate Bridge's Accidental Color

Chris Higgins

Architect Irving Morrow designed the Golden Gate Bridge, and he chose its color. The three popular bridge colors of the day -- black, gray, and silver, wouldn't cut it.

What Music Helps You Write?

Ransom Riggs

When I need to write but I'm having trouble concentrating, or transporting myself into that weird twilight head-space that makes me productive, I turn to music.

The Presidential Baby Photo Quiz

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Are you able to look at baby photos of U.S. Presidents and tell exactly which future Commander in Chief is pictured? If you are, here's the only chance you'll ever have to show off that skill.

How to Train Your Goldfish

Scott Allen

Col. Konrad Most, one of the pioneers of modern animal training, began training service dogs while serving in the Royal Prussian Police in 1906.

Lost In Migration


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The Quick 10: The Last 10 Words of the 2011 Scripps Spelling Bee

Stacy Conradt

Last week, eighth grader Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., clinched one of the longest-running Scripps National Spelling Bees ever by rattling off the correct letters of "Cymotrichous&

Brain Game: Math Square #77

Math Square #77 is the attraction for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Frankenhorn

Miss Cellania

During the past year, the school bus drove by Rain Price's house after picking him up at the bus stop.