In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
This morning I was Googlemapping some coordinates when I happened upon my new favorite website (of the day): NextBus.
Using GPS technology, the site enables you to follow real buses in real cities,
Ah, the South in the summertime -- land of creeping kudzu, stifling humidity, and the fire ant:
In the 70 years since the imported red fire ant sneaked into Mobile aboard a ship from Brazil, no insec
A couple of weeks ago, a writer named Jason Feifer formulated a hypothesis that all of us have probablyÂ also come up with: (a) YouTube videos are almost uniformly terrible, therefore (b) an awesomely
According to CNN, the folks at Johns Hopkins University, led by neurologist Douglas Kerr, now have proof that stem cells can help paralyzed rats walk again.
Gladwell really ripped on The New York Times for their story on pharmaceutical prices, with the headline "Drug Prices Up Sharply." The Times story covered the 3.9% increase in prescription
The 77th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is quickly approaching.
Over at Collision Detection, Clive Thompson has stumbled on another interesting internet art project:
MillionArtists is fundraising project with an interesting way of gathering donations: Everyone wh
I'm not sure how many of you have a BlackBerry or any one of a number of new PDAs that have hit the market recently, but take it from me, an avid Treo user, getting your email fix anywhere, anyti
I've always liked reading other people's college-graduation addresses, maybe because I didn't get to hear the one directed at me -- the geniuses at Duke set up the stadium's acoust
While my use of Spirographs and Paint-by-Numbers kits have certainly hinted at my artistic genius over the years, I never realized I was so talented until I began playing with the online Jackson Pollo
Speaking of Stephen Sondheim, on this day in 1819, Jacques Offenbach, who most consider the "inventor" of the operetta, was born in Cologne.
The Presbyterian Church, USA, has just decided that churches will be allowed to refer to the Holy Trinity as "Rock, Redeemer, and Friend" or "Mother, Child, and Womb" or any other
First the Midwest mumps outbreak, now this: Several people here in Boston have come down with the measles and/or rubella, apparently including a member of the Christian Science Church, which is well k
Here at mental_floss, we make a point of telling you about things that happened in the pastÂ (executions of royal mistresses, origins of nursery rhymes, and so on).Â It's a little-known fact that