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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

Weekend Links: Belly Button Biodiversity

Allison Keene

Just in time for the SuperBowl, my favorite link in a long time: NFL Uniforms as Soccer Kits.

Weekend Links: How Well Do You Know Your Beer Labels?

Allison Keene

What constitutes a Final Frontier in science these days? Can we cure cancer? Achieve immortality? Find the soul or any neighbors out there in space?

The Late Movies: Mega Monster Movies

Miss Cellania

Movie trailers aren't what they used to be. The trailer for the 1975 movie Jaws was 3.5 minutes long and you never saw the shark, except for a short clip of a fin and a shot of the movie poster.

6 Inspirational Animals That Overcame Abuse

Jill Harness

Last month, we brought you the stories of eight disabled animals who overcame the challenges they faced.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Lindbergh

Ethan Trex

Charles Lindbergh was born 109 years ago today. In honor of the famed aviator’s birthday, let’s hop onto five things you might not know about The Lone Eagle. 1. He Was Time’s First Man of the

Josh Groban's "The Best Tweets of Kanye West"

Chris Higgins

Kanye West's Twitter feed is legendary. Sometimes profane, always bombastic, often awesome -- if you can keep up with the intense volume of the tweets, you're in for a treat.

What's Your Proudest Fix-It Job?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Snow in Mexico The snowstorm that blew through the Unites States Wednesday night also left its mark in Mexico.

Brain Game: Let's Dance

It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, we've offered anagrams of the titles of five singles that hit #1 on the U.S. pop chart in the early 1980s.

Morning Cup of Links: The 3-second Rule

Miss Cellania

Think about it: when someone hugs you, it lasts about three seconds. But it's not just a rule for hugs -almost everything we do happens in three-second durations!

The Quick 10: 10 Versions of Corporate Monopoly (the board game, not the business tactic)

Stacy Conradt

You can find just about any version of Monopoly you want these days - in fact, you can even buy a blank and make your own.

How Do TV Sweeps Periods Work?

Ethan Trex

Television’s February sweeps period started Thursday and runs through March 2, so brace yourself for a slew of guest stars, wedding episodes, and other attention-grabbers.

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