Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.
There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.
This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.
If you thought Victorian Era women were always demure and proper, the Forty Elephants could teach you a thing or two.
This London all-girl gang started in the late 1700s and lasted for over 150 yea
Can the food your grandparents ate affect you? What about years of smoking one of your great-grandparents engaged in, and ended, decades before your parents were even born?
You can tell a lot about a society from its stock images. Not what the society is really like, but how it likes to perceive itself.
Thanks for giving this Wednesday Word Ladder a shot.
As the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans, David Klein is a pioneer in the candy industry.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is now in the public domain.
On Monday, I posted a clip of my two-year-old playing with her U.S. Presidents placemat alongside our "can you guess the president by his placemat portrait?" quiz.
About a year ago, one couple rocked the YouTube world with their surprising wedding entrance to “Forever,” a song by Chris Brown.
It’s all over the news the past couple of days: some astronomers spend a lifetime looking for a supernova, but a 10-year-old-girl found one on her first try.
Any old runner can take on a standard road race. Strap on a good pair of shoes, do a little training, get hydrated, and it’s not too much of a struggle.
Artist Yin Xiuzhen takes clothing from any given city's inhabitants and uses it to construct a stunning replica of the city—inside of a suitcase.
“When I began this series, I was constantly tr