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Mollie Woodworth: Neuroscientist and Cheerleader

Chris Higgins

Mollie Woodworth is currently featured on NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers website.

History of the U.S.: A Ridiculously Long and Incomplete List of Things Ben Franklin Invented

Stacy Conradt

We all remember Ben Franklin as a pretty bright guy who discovered some pretty important stuff. The real question is, what didn’t this polymath genius

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

This month marks our 32nd month of the 5-day trivia hunt here on mentalfloss.com. That's a whole lotta trivia hunting!

Lunchtime Quiz: Steve Martin Movies

Jill Harness

Actor, screenwriter, novelist, comedian, musician... Is there anything Steve Martin can't do?

Do Something Different in October

Miss Cellania

A cold snap where I live made me face the fact that summer is over. October is looming, a month chock full of bizarre happenings.

An Interview With Scott Thompson, Part 1

Jill Harness

A while ago, I asked you guys what questions you would like me to ask Scott Thompson from Kids In the Hall.

The Men Behind the Tools

Ethan Trex

You may not realize it, but you've got quite a few proper names in your toolbox or hanging above your workbench.

Brain Game: Filling Station

We are working on a system to make these puzzles interactive.

Morning Cup of Links: Limburger Cheese

Miss Cellania

This is a news website article about a scientific paper. I can vouch that these are almost the same all over the world, except some come with pictures.

The Number of the Day: 3,000,000

Andréa Fernandes

One human being's network of neurons, laid end to end, might extend as far as 3,000,000 miles. Related Link: This week we're pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating

The Late Movies: Surreal Fun with Mary-Kate and Ashley

Ransom Riggs

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are all grown up now, and they seem to have shed most of their little-kid image (by engaging in lots of tabloid fodder and taking pseudo-shocking roles in various indie film

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Corn Mazes

Stacy Conradt

It has been a few years since I've made my way through a corn maze (a Maize Maze, to some), but these 10 have inspired me to seek one out this year. 1.

Don't Put Your Hand in the Large Hadron Collider

Chris Higgins

In this video, a variety of scientists are asked this simple question: "If I put my hand in front of the beam at the Large Hadron Collider, what would happen?" Their answers are all over t

Lunchtime Quiz: Restaurants of Celebrity Chefs

Ethan Trex

You know their faces from their appearances on countless cooking shows, but how well do you know celebrity chefs' restaurants? Take our quiz to

History of the U.S.: Benedict Arnold: He Coulda Been a Contender

Stacy Conradt

His name instantly summons images of betrayal by candlelight. But what exactly did Benedict Arnold

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