Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Etymology time! I was in a meeting yesterday and the consultant must have used the word "boilerplate" 10 times in 10 minutes.
Growing up in Southwest Florida, we had Dr. Paul Bearer. Other people knew Vampira or Elvira or Svengoolie or Grimsley -- all regional TV horror hosts.
Now I'm no scientician, but I can tell you that the following video shows some seriously weird science.
October is the time of year when, to quote a great man, “Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’awlls neighborhood.” Much is made about the exploits of those creatures – vampires, mummies,
Eyeless animals can seem almost alien compared to those we're used to, but a lack of sight doesn't have to mean a loss in senses or abilities.
The one in the picture above is an olm, whic
You know you’ve really done something with your life when your name becomes a noun.
AV Club offers this intriguing interview with Davis Guggenheim – director of the much talked about new documenta
Here's the Five-by-Five concept with a brand new twist. Enjoy!
Unscramble the following words and place them into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.
Just a few weeks ago, writer Dan Savage started the "It Gets Better" Project with this video.
Reading Rainbow rather quietly left the airwaves last year after 26 years of encouraging kids to read simply for the fun of it.
If you missed last week's installment, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives here.
Was there music before Bach? Ummm, of course there was.
How do you bring attention to a disgusting city-wide problem while making art and keeping a sense of humor about the issue?
"Wish I were as photogenic as the dog."
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Instant replay in sports has sparked about as much controversy as it has eliminated since the feature was introduced more than 50 years ago, but it's hard to imagine wat
I've written about "Power of Ten" before, but the videos have been taken down due to copyright claims by the owners.
When Google launched Project 10^100 a few years ago with the philosophy that “helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike,” they were inundated with more than 150,000 submissions.