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The First Time a TV Show Addressed the Death of a Character

Eddie Deezen

Tonight, the popular TV series Two and a Half Men will deal with the death of the show's lead character, Charlie Harper, played by Charlie Sheen (as if you didn't know). The notorious but

Brain Game: Math Square #90

As promised, today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is comprised of 100% Monday Math Square.

Morning Cup of Links: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Miss Cellania

Molecular biologists spent ten years trying to figure out the structure of the rhesus monkey retroviral protease enzyme. A group of gamers playing Foldit figured it out in less than ten days.

Not Your Momma's Cookbooks (Part 3)

Andréa Fernandes

For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made.

Weekend Links: Marvelously Unexplained Black & White Photos

Allison Keene

First off: check out these unbelievable photos of some vintage daredevils doing the craziest of stunts. * For those interested in the rise (and fall?) of the American newspaper, plus the question &q

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Andréa Fernandes

They Could've Been Beatles

Eddie Deezen

In June of 1956, a 15-year-old named John Lennon started the band that was to eventually develop into "The Beatles." In August of 1962, Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey officially joi

Not Your Momma's Cookbooks (Part 2)

Andréa Fernandes

For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made.

Weekend Links: Gazump Some of This Great Depression Slang Why Dontcha?

Allison Keene

From the Department of "Did You Know?" Hummingbirds sing with their tails. * The Smithsonian tells the story of the Viking Saga, complete with maps! and flash!

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Meghan Holohan

While the author of the Book of Proverbs remains uncertain (most likely, King Solomon wrote it), its intent is not.

The Late Movies: A Different POV

Miss Cellania

Electronic miniaturization means we have really small digital video cameras now, and people attach them to all kinds of things to get a POV (point of view) sequence.

Not Your Momma's Cookbooks (Part 1)

Andréa Fernandes

For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made.

Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From (Hint: Coffee!)

Chris Higgins

"The English coffee house was crucial to the development and spread of ... The Englightenment, ...

Five Potentially Great Power Couples (and why they never made it)

Jason Plautz

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How Abraham Lincoln's Lunar Adventure Followed Him

Matt Soniak

This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.

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