Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
CIA operatives got into Tehran and rescued six of the Americans held hostage in 1979.
On this date 6 years ago, Alaska's Fourpeaked Mountain erupted (at left), its first eruption in at least 10,000 years.
Behind every good war are many good women. Using their feminine (and in at least one case masculine) wiles, the following five spies would make James Bond proud.
Honest Abe On the Big Screen
The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is out and it looks great.
Jetpacks have long been a staple of American futurism: we believe that soon, just down the line a bit, we'll be able to strap on a jet-powered backpack and fly to work.
Here's this season's final Monday Math Square challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Happy Rosh Hashanah! Let's have some music for the holiday.
With a new Godzilla film on the way, it's time to look back at The Five Worst Godzilla Movies Of All Time.
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Installment #36: In 1912, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece conspired to attack the Ottoman Empire and divide its European territories; the Balkan League, as their loose alliance was known, came
When I first saw this photo of blemished inverted solar beauty, I thought "well that's cool ::shrug::" … then I clicked the picture to, as Phil Plait always says, "embiggen" a
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After we posted 13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History, several readers pointed out that none of the works were created by female artists.
In the latest Symphony of Science video, John Boswell grabs the third rail of science topics: climate change. The video features Bill Nye, Isaac Asimov, David Attenborough, and Richard Alley.