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February 6th, 2008

Miss Cellania

British scientists have created an embryo with the genetic material of three people. This opens up a whole new area of bioethics questions. * A fifth-grader who belongs in the NBA.

The World's Most Annoying Alarm Clocks

Ransom Riggs

I'm not one of those people that needs bombs dropping outside my window to wake up.

Feel Art Again: "The Bookworm"

Andréa Fernandes

In Unterpfaffenhofen, Germany, 200 years ago, Carl Spitzweg was born.

Our Super 'Super Tuesday' Giveaway

Jason English

To help kill time before the polls close, we've decided to hold our own Super Tuesday contest.

One Year Ago Today: Advertising, Remixed

Chris Higgins

I started blogging for the _floss one year ago today, so I thought I'd share my first blog post ever: Advertising,

SNL Quiz redux

David K. Israel

If you missed my interview with Laraine Newman of Saturday Night Live fame, go check that out right here.

Your Valentine's Day Gift Problem: SOLVED!

Mangesh & Jason

We know how tough it is to buy a Valentine's Day gift for that special nerdy someone.

Pee Standing Up ... for the Earth!

Ransom Riggs

When it comes to public restrooms, we dudes have long been aware of the advantages we enjoy: shorter lines and not having to touch any of the bathroom's actual hardware being two standouts.

6 Real World Food Experiments, Just to See if We Can.

Miss Cellania

Last week we heard the results of an experiment in double dipping. Prof. Paul L.

February 5th, 2008

Miss Cellania

History's Greatest Gadgets. Ancient batteries and calculators show that human ingenuity is as old as the hills. * Scientists are finding clues about why water is so utterly weird.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XXVI

Jason English

In case you missed our first twenty-five volumes or the greatest hits edition, let me explain.

Upset Specials: 7 Stunners Not Involving Joe Namath, Buster Douglas or Cold War-era Olympic Hockey

Ethan Trex

When the Giants beat the Patriots last night, two things were bound to happen.

Weekend Genius Challenge #17 Winner!

We had a lot of fun with our what's your favorite odd sandwich Weekend Genius Challenge, and the votes poured in as we whittled the choices down to ten.

Putting My Returned Tax Dollars To Good Use

Stacy Conradt

Our house was built in 1923, and most of it is in wonderful shape. We love our house"¦ except for the kitchen and one of the bathrooms.

Required Viewing: How Do Ants Know What To Do?

Chris Higgins

Ant researcher Deborah Gordon packs an incredible amount of science into her twenty-minute TED talk from 2003.