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Friday Happy Hour: Where Were You 20 Years Ago Today?

Jason English

The Self-Fulfilling Delusion of Acting like a Superhero

The Week

A new study shows that having people fly like Superman in a virtual-reality simulator makes them act more heroic in real life.

At the Libraries: Award Winning Children's Books

Miss Kathleen

15 Historical Brother vs. Brother Matchups

Alex French

For as long as there have been brothers, brothers have been battling each other. In honor of the Harbowl, here's our incomplete guide to sibling rivalries.

The Missing Links: The Best Word in the English Language

Colin Patrick

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Brain Game: Something's Going On

Sandy Wood

How Can Owls Rotate Their Heads 270 Degrees Without Dying?

Erin McCarthy

For humans, sudden gyrations of the head and neck—whether they’re from car accidents, rollercoaster rides, or chiropracty gone awry—can tear blood vessel linings in the neck, leading to clots that can

Morning Cup of Links: Groundhog Day Origins

Miss Cellania

See What Beatboxing Looks Like from Inside the Vocal Tract

Erin McCarthy

When University of Southern California researchers Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan and Krishna Nayak wanted to know what beatboxing looked like from inside the vocal tract, they decided to do som

Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto

Daven Hiskey

On March 14, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney and her family were eating breakfast at their home in Oxford, England, discussing the biggest news of the day: The discovery of a new planet.

The Missing Links: Mind-Boggling Lego Riddles

Colin Patrick

The Muppets Return "Again!" to Theaters in 2014

Chris Higgins

9 Periodic Table Parodies

Miss Cellania

It's been almost two years since I've done a roundup of periodic tables (and six years since I posted the first one).

20 Words We Owe to William Shakespeare

Roma Panganiban

No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare.

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