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Calculator Words

Chris Higgins

In my day, middle school math class was pretty boring, and led to some remarkable goofing off.

Brain Game: Yipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyip

Our neighbor's dog barks in rapid succession, usually nine "yips" before she's done. Hence, this week's Wednesday Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Reel Wisdom

Miss Cellania

Images from the Secret STASI Archives. Simon Menner explains how these pictures are only sinister if you know the stories behind them.

The Quick 10: 10 Interesting Conversation Hearts

Stacy Conradt

I know lots of people think they’re chalky and taste like nothing, but I adore Conversation Hearts.

Statues from Movies and TV

Miss Cellania

Detroit mayor Dave Bing reached out to citizens of the internet for suggestions for how to invigorate his city.

Livin’ on the Wedge: The Long, Strange History of a Disputed Border

Matt Soniak

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, my home sweet home, is home to its fair share of oddities (see exhibits A, B, C and D).

What's the Streisand Effect?

Ransom Riggs

"The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." - Internet pioneer John

Brain Game: Fraternal Twin Cities

Tuesday Test Time is back! In each entry below, you'll see the names of two U.S. states along with the first letter of the name of a larger-than-most city that is shared between them.

Morning Cup of Links: Veggie MRI

Miss Cellania

The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

The Late Movies: Victor Borge, the Clown Prince of Denmark

Ransom Riggs

My grandmother thought Victor Borge was just about the funniest person alive.

The Quick 9: Nine Underwhelming Super Bowl Performances

Stacy Conradt

A lot of people are pretty unimpressed with the Black Eyed Peas after their halftime performance yesterday.

Hangover Cures! (For Rats)

Meghan Holohan

Who says fruit flies have all the fun in labs?

Brain Game: Math Square #61

Welcome to the Monday Math Square, designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week.

Morning Cup of Links: Watching the Sun

Miss Cellania

Yesterday, for the first time in history, humans got to see the entire sun.

The Quest for a Malaria Vaccine and the Man Who Risked Everything to Find It

the mag

by Mary Carmichael Dr. Stephen Hoffman learned about malaria the hard way—by rolling up his sleeves and letting thousands of infected mosquitoes bite

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