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Tell us about your best-ever roadtrip

Ransom Riggs

Maybe it's just that we're coming into the dog-days of summer and I haven't lit out on the road yet, but I've had road trips on the brain lately.

Today's Book Giveaway: Oddly Titled Biographies

Jason English

August is a great month for free reading material. As I mentioned yesterday, we'll be giving away a new book each weekday.

Brain Game: Go

Thanks for playing the Thursday Brain Game.

The Number of the Day: 77

Will Treece

There are 77 local chapters of Beard Team USA.

Morning Cup of Links: Squids, Sharks, and Wild Cats

Miss Cellania

A scientist takes a closer look at the 1873 battle between a fisherman and a giant squid. There's even a photograph or two! * Samurai Wars.

5 Questions: Ant Farm

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Why Are So Many Asteroids Named For Celebrities?

Ethan Trex

You know the names of our solar system's planets, but you might not have realized that hundreds of asteroids and minor planets also revolve around the sun, and many of them are named after celebr

Name the At-Risk Senators

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Political types are gearing up for a big slate of races in November. There are 37 Senate seats up for grabs between terms ending and a number of senators retiring and dying. How many of the either outgoing or at-risk senators (anybody whose seat is up for grabs) can you name? Last names are all you need.

The Late Movies: On Top of Mountains

Chris Higgins

What do you do when you get to the top of a mountain? Take a good look around, congratulate your buddies, and...shoot a video.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Quick 10: Your Seattle Recommendations Needed!

Stacy Conradt

My five-year anniversary is coming up soon, and we always said we'd head back to Europe for it (we honeymooned in Italy).

Spending 24 Hours in a 24 Hour Fitness

Jill Harness

We have tons of 24 hour businesses these days, but few people have ever ventured to stay in any of these places for a full 24 hours.

Sun Dogs: Beautiful "False Suns"

Chris Higgins

Sun dogs (aka parhelions) are surprising visual phenomena which look like halos around the sun, or in other cases "false suns" some distance from the real sun.

Zoned Out

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Most of us know (or can guess) which time zone governs the largest U.S. cities... New York (Eastern), Chicago (Central), Phoenix (Mountain), and Los Angeles (Pacific). Some cities lie closer to time-zone borders, however, and are tougher to determine.

Name the time zones in which these ten major U.S. cities lie. A score of 60% or higher is considered a win. Good luck!

We're Giving Away a Book a Day!

Jason English

There's a shelf in our Ohio office where we store books that would make nice prizes. That shelf is full, so I've been asked to ramp up the giveaways.