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Isaac Asimov Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Chris Higgins

In 1988, Bill Moyers interviewed Isaac Asimov, when Asimov's Prelude to Foundation was released.

7 Video Game Controversies Not Involving Grand Theft Auto or Mortal Kombat

Rob Lammle

With the recent Supreme Court ruling that video games are a form of Free Speech protected by the First Amendment, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the controversies that led the natio

Sorry, Kids

Jason English

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Use #532 for Old Found Photographs: Indie Band

Ransom Riggs

I thought I'd seen or done just about everything you could do with old found photos -- collect them obsessively, cut them up and make collages, invent stories about them, make freaky digital art

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Banana Attacks Gorilla The Wireless Center, a Verizon outlet in Strongsville, Ohio, was staging a promotion on June 29th featuring their mascot, a man dressed as a gorilla.

Brain Game: Tai's Guitars

Welcome to Free-for-all Friday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Business

Miss Cellania

On Saturday, July 9th, a new nation will join the world: South Sudan.

Spies Like Us: Industrial Espionage

David K. Israel

From homing pigeons and invisible semen ink, we turn to business spies. Trade secrets are just that, secrets, and they've been the target of spying even before the industrial revolution.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme XII

Mark Arminio

Welcome, _flossers, to the game that is sweeping that nation!

How Albums Got Their Names (Discuss!)

Jason English

As the story goes, Out of Time got its name when R.E.M. ran out of time trying to come up with something better. According to Marcus Gray's It Crawled From the South: An R.E.M.

Coming to America: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana's First Visits

Haley Sweetland Edwards

With the media all in a tizzy this week over William and Kate’s 10-day jaunt through North America, let's take a look at the press carnivals that surrounded Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana’

Symphony of Science: "Children of Africa"

Chris Higgins

In the most recent installment of the Symphony of Science series, composer John Boswell uses clips from various BBC shows, Quest for Fire (!), and the words of: Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Caroly

Switzerland's Anti-PowerPoint Party

Jill Harness

I know plenty of people love PowerPoint, but I personally can't stand it and apparently, I'm not alone.

1982: The Year a Kicker Won the MVP

Jason English

Our own Ethan Trex is doing a little writing on the side for Bill Simmons' new site, Grantland.

8 Wonderful Dog Stories

Miss Cellania

When I compiled the post 10 Stories of Lifesaving Dogs, I found more heroic dogs than I needed that day, plus quite a few other dogs that accomplished wonderful things.

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