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7 Seminal Robots

David K. Israel

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Morning Cup of Links: Brave Cat and Deadmau5

Miss Cellania

Triclosan and triclocarban are chemicals used to kill germs in surgical patients.

Name Derek Zoolander's Looks

Weekend Links: Playing With the Moon

Allison Keene

From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 10

NFL WEEK TEN I posted last week's column a day late, on Saturday, and for whatever reason, the extra day seemed to make a world of difference.

Weekend Links: Snow White Does Hip Hop

Allison Keene

From Flossy reader Shilo comes a great link from Gizmodo: "You've never heard Disney like this: the sampled sounds of Snow White remixed, reshuffled, and refitted into a soaring trip-hop be

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.

The Late Movies: Mario Theme

Miss Cellania

Almost as popular as the plumber/hero himself, the Mario theme is one that people who don't even play the games know by heart. It can be performed in all kinds of ways,.

How the Big 12 Schools Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

Much of Big 12 country is farmland, which is evident in the original nicknames of many of its teams.

The Number of the Day: 1.5 Million

Gabrielle Linnell

In 2007, there were roughly 1.5 million U.S.

The Quick 10: 10 Fictional People With Twitter Accounts

Stacy Conradt

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that my name is MadameLeota.

The Middle Classes of Africa

Jill Harness

When it comes to African culture, it seems all Westerners hear about is the poor, starving children, the rich warlords who control them and the corrupt politicians who do nothing about it.

Amazing Uninhabited Islands

Jill Harness

If you've ever wanted to visit an abandoned tropical isle, then you'd better check out this WebEcoist article featuring ten stunning and completely uninhabited islands.

Save the words: a campaign to keep endangered words from going extinct

Ransom Riggs

There are around 60,000 words in the English language, but today almost everything we say and write is communicated using only about 7,000 of them.

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