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The Late Movies: Animals in Sprinklers

Erica Palan

There's no better way to cool down on a hot day than a quick trip through the sprinkler.

Pale Blue Dot: More Beautiful Carl Sagan Video

Chris Higgins

In this touching video, Carl Sagan reads from his book Pale Blue Dot. Director Michael Marantz shot time-lapse video and composed beautiful music under Sagan's narration.

Teaching Kids through Rappin'

Ransom Riggs

For a few years now, our friends over at Everything is Terrible have been combing the bargain VHS bin for wonderful dreck.

7 Hi-Tech Tees

David K. Israel

We're all used to posts about the intersection between technology and design, or technology and medicine, but what about technology and fashion?

Octopus Blogging

Miss Cellania

The blogosphere has plenty of treats for those who are fascinated with cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and other tentacled sea creatures.

How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans?

Ethan Trex

Many of us can't start our days without at least one cup of coffee, but we don't really give the magic beans much thought after we drain our mugs.

The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue is out and it's really, really fun. Need a belated Father's Day present? Make Dad happy and buy him a subscription. Looking for a good graduation gift? Look no further.

The Number of the Day: 2

Jason English

Steven Spielberg, who helped design the Jurassic Park ride, among others, gets about 2% of gross receipts from Universal's theme parks in Florida and Japan.

Brain Game: Two Ways Out

Naturally, states may share borders along land or bodies of water. Given this information (and feel free to consult a map if necessary): Three U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: VJ Day in Color

Miss Cellania

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is seen when incompetent people are too incompetent to know that they are incompetent. Then every competent person who learns of it worries that it may apply to them.

The Late Movies: Musical Saws and Barbed Wire Fences

Ransom Riggs

I love the eerie sound of the musical saw, and it made me wonder what other unusual instruments are out there. As usual, YouTube has plenty of examples, and these are some of my favorites.

Making of Pixar's "Day & Night" Short

Chris Higgins

Like all Pixar films, Toy Story 3 features a short film before the feature. The new short is called Day & Night.

Next Week Is Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!!

Jason English

We're overdue for another edition of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week. Let's do that starting next Monday. Here's how it works: 1.

State Symbols Trivia Contest Results

Jason English

Time to wrap up our official state symbols trivia contest, which was inspired by reader Harry's comment that Oklahoma's state vegetable is the watermelon.

Sneak Peek #6: How to See in a Black Hole

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue hits stands Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum.

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