In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
A lot of people are pretty unimpressed with the Black Eyed Peas after their halftime performance yesterday.
Who says fruit flies have all the fun in labs?
Welcome to the Monday Math Square, designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week.
Yesterday, for the first time in history, humans got to see the entire sun.
by Mary Carmichael
Dr. Stephen Hoffman learned about malaria the hard way—by rolling up his sleeves and letting thousands of infected mosquitoes bite
Just in time for the SuperBowl, my favorite link in a long time: NFL Uniforms as Soccer Kits.
What constitutes a Final Frontier in science these days? Can we cure cancer? Achieve immortality? Find the soul or any neighbors out there in space?
Movie trailers aren't what they used to be. The trailer for the 1975 movie Jaws was 3.5 minutes long and you never saw the shark, except for a short clip of a fin and a shot of the movie poster.
Last month, we brought you the stories of eight disabled animals who overcame the challenges they faced.
Charles Lindbergh was born 109 years ago today. In honor of the famed aviator’s birthday, let’s hop onto five things you might not know about The Lone Eagle.
1. He Was Time’s First Man of the
Kanye West's Twitter feed is legendary. Sometimes profane, always bombastic, often awesome -- if you can keep up with the intense volume of the tweets, you're in for a treat.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Snow in Mexico
The snowstorm that blew through the Unites States Wednesday night also left its mark in Mexico.
It's Free-for-All Friday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, we've offered anagrams of the titles of five singles that hit #1 on the U.S. pop chart in the early 1980s.
Think about it: when someone hugs you, it lasts about three seconds. But it's not just a rule for hugs -almost everything we do happens in three-second durations!