Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Reid Gower has been assembling videos featuring Carl Sagan, primarily using Sagan's narration from Pale Blue Dot and assorted documentary footage.
Is Superman a Democrat? Is Batman a Republican? And more to the point, what’s up with spandex-clad superheroes dabbling in real-life politics?
The short answer is it’s nothing new.
We always hear about how materialistic Americans are, but how do we compare on a global scale—say, in contrast to a family from Kuwait or China or Mali?
In this fun letter of note, the 55th Infantry Exchange at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas informs the Coca Cola [sic] Bottling Works about a desperate problem: the troops need more Coke.
When I tell people some of the hilarious things my son Jack has done or said over his barely-four years, they often think I'm making it up. Truth is, you just can't make this stuff up.
We may have Zachary Taylor to thank for coining the term, but it’s a journalist who popularized it nearly 30 years later.
As I’m sure many of you know, Dolley Madison was one of the most beloved fi
I offered our first Short Spell puzzle two weeks ago, so here's a second go-round for today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge.
The Mars Rover Opportunity has been exploring the red planet for seven years now.
The race for the 2012 Republican nomination is in full swing.
Here's a clip from National Geographic Explorer, showing Dr.
I would like… to feed your fingertips… to the wolverines.
With a simple English language lesson, Saturday Night Live proclaimed its arrival to the world on this day 36 years ago.
Because I am su
Modern technology makes dressing up for Halloween (or any costume occasion) more fun than ever!
We don't want to spoil anything from this season of Breaking Bad for those who haven't seen it.
Illustrator Nicole Martinez could be the _floss, er, poster child.
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