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New Imaging Technique Reveals Baby Pictures of Our Universe

Kate Horowitz

Clearing visual noise from Hubble images exposed glittering fields of old, old, old galaxies.

Would You Have Passed This 1920s Pronunciation Test?

Paul Anthony Jones

"Penelope Cholmondely raised her azure eyes from the crabbed scenario" is just the beginning.

What a Square Mile of a City's Grid Looks Like Around the World

Shaunacy Ferro

Compare the unique layouts of Atlanta, Rome, Tunis, and more.

We're Blown Away by These Pop-Up Cards

Mental Floss Studios

Lovepop Cards is a startup that blends computer modeling with an intricate paper cutting technique. The result: A gorgeous work of art that doubles as greeting and gift.

How to Turn Your Yoga Practice Into a HIIT Session

Kirstin Fawcett

All you need to do is kick up the pace a few notches.

6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse

Mental Floss UK

Fear ye not, stargazer.

Virtual Reality App 'Art Plunge' Takes You Inside Your Favorite Paintings

Shaunacy Ferro

It's virtual reality meets art history.

The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookie in Each State

Kirstin Fawcett

See which flavor made the cut in your state.

7 Tips for Finding Rewarding Volunteer Work

Jake Rossen

Donating your time can be emotionally rewarding (and tax-deductible).

Watch Clips From 47 Oscar-Nominated Films in One Three-Minute Video

Michele Debczak

The supecut includes 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land,' along with plenty of titles you may have forgotten about.

The Queen Wants to Pay You to Tweet on Her Behalf

Jennifer M Wood

We’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts on the new season of ‘Game of Thrones.’

How Does the Restroom in the International Space Station Work?


The absence of gravitational acceleration makes things a bit different.

The Bitter Race to Publish America's First Magazine

Kirstin Fawcett

Benjamin Franklin missed out by just a few days.

Our Ideal Partners Laugh at the Same Jokes We Do

Kate Horowitz

A forthcoming paper in the journal Personal Relationships concludes that most people really just want someone who shares their sense of humor.

9 Nostalgic Facts About Chia Pets

Kirstin Fawcett

Learn how the terracotta figurines made their way from Mexico to your kitchen windowsill.