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The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs (The Southwest)

Ethan Trex

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.

Meltdown at Three Mile Island (Documentary)

Chris Higgins

As I type this, there are at least two nuclear reactors in serious danger of meltdown in Japan. I think they are already in partial meltdown.

If You Watch It Backwards ...

Ransom Riggs

New internet meme alert!

Brain Game: Math Square #66

Welcome to the Monday Math Square, a puzzle designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week.

Morning Cup of Links: Pi Day

Miss Cellania

The biggest earthquake ever in Japan was also the most scientifically documented.

The Tonsillectomy: A Massive Pain in the Neck

the mag

by David

Weekend Links: Bees Solve Complex Problems

Allison Keene

Another victory against the machines!

A Brief History of the Congolese Space Program

Kara Kovalchik

In recent months, NASA has lamented the lack of minority students interested in majoring in science and engineering fields and has now partnered with the United Negro College Fund in order to encourag

David Tran: Hot Sauce Visionary

Maggie Koerth-Baker

This is the story of a boy, a dream, and a very spicy sauce.

How Do Fireflies Glow?

Matt Soniak

Coming to Light: A Brief History of Bioluminescence When ancient humans saw mysterious blinking lights over field and stream, they sometimes attributed the light to dragons, gods or demons.

Hands Across America: 25 Years Later

Ethan Trex

On May 25, 1986, over 5 million Americans linked hands to make a 4,125-mile human chain that stretched from New York City to Long Beach. They weren’t just big hand holding enthusiasts, though.

Scab Story: The 1987 NFL Strike

Ethan Trex

The specter of an extended work stoppage means we don’t know exactly when we’ll get to watch pro football again.

Weekend Links: 6 Degrees of NBA Separation

Allison Keene

If you're fully entrenched in NCAA March Madness, branch out a little bit and test your NBA knowledge in an attempt to stump this 6 Degrees of Separation game.

The Late Movies: Flight of the Bumblebee

Miss Cellania

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the tune "Flight of the Bumblebee" for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan in 1899.

Mister Rogers and His Lifetime Achievement Emmy (Get Ready to Cry at Work)

Chris Higgins

In 1997, Fred Rogers was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys.

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