The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Take that, color wheel! Pantone recently added 175 new entries to its already robust color system – bringing the total number of hues to 2,100.
I've been thinking about and working on various aspects of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for so long that it feels like the book came out a long time ago -- but it was only yes
Please read the instructions to today's Wednesday Wordplay carefully so you don't spin your wheels trying to come up with answers.
What Are Little Boys Made Of? A case study made famous in the world of anti-homosexual therapy had a real boy and an entirely more complicated story behind it.
When Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970, she left behind a will that included an offbeat stipulation: $2,500 to fund a hard-partying wake in her memory.
The quadruple-double is one of basketball’s most elusive feats.
People love a good mystery, and few things are more mysterious than a long-unsolved code. Here are the stories of four ciphers and codes we've been unable to crack.
1. The Shugborough
In this science video from NPR, Robert Krulwich (of Radiolab fame) describes an experiment in which scientists demonstrated that ants were somehow counting their steps.
It's hard to believe, but these stunning animal sculptures are made from nothing more than cotton paper, paint and a bit of thread. They were created by Sydney-based artist Anna-Wii Highfield.
Science fiction fans are a creative bunch, which only makes sense if you think about it.
Another quick one for today's Tuesday Test Time.
In excerpts from the book Beating Back the Devil, we learn how doctors and scientists discovered AIDS. Part one, part two, and part three.
Architect Irving Morrow designed the Golden Gate Bridge, and he chose its color. The three popular bridge colors of the day -- black, gray, and silver, wouldn't cut it.
When I need to write but I'm having trouble concentrating, or transporting myself into that weird twilight head-space that makes me productive, I turn to music.