Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.
I always knew there were a wide variety of sands, and that they were all made from worn down shells and rocks.
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill's WWII "V for Victory" campaign. To mark the occasion, LIFE.com gathered up color photos taken in London during the
While the sensational fall of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is chronicled this week by media outlets everywhere, we thought we’d get to the bottom of a less sensational question: Why are gossipy newsp
Today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle is a new set of entries in a popular challenge we ran on the mentalfloss.com Brain Game back in March.
Phillip Mendonça-Vieira accidentally found himself in the possession of 12,000 screenshots of the New York Times homepage, which he arranged into a video for your perusal.
Boots N' All has a great article featuring 8 ghost towns—not in the Old West, but in Europe. The photos are stunning and the stories of how the locations became abandoned are always interesting.
It ain't easy being a soap opera in 2011.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Shown above: Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU, similar to one of those targeted by the Stuxnet worm.
In an extremely comprehensive WIRED article, Kim Zetter tells the inside story of how researchers
When I was very young, I overheard one of my dad's friends telling him about a swimmer he had witnessed get attacked by a Portuguese Man o' War.
In honor of South Park’s 15-year anniversary, the world will finally have the opportunity to watch the show while munching on their very own bag of Eric Cartman’s favorite snack – Cheesy Poofs.
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News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch took a shaving cream pie to the face today during his hearing before a committee of the British Parliament on the phone-hacking scandal.
When you hear the name Muzak, you probably think of the type of easy listening music one often encounters in elevators or while on hold at a call center.
So here's something pretty amazing: An artist and designer named Ivan Cash has decided to give back to the world in the form of snail mail. No, I don't mean junk snail mail.
Whatever your opinion of flashy, big-production proposals, you have to admit that someone who puts that kind of effort into asking a simple question is someone who really cares about the answer.