Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.
Today is the day that Felix Baumgartner will attempt to skydive from 23 miles up.
If you think sideshows never did anything positive for humanity, think again.
Two scientists who each made a major discovery — four decades apart — share the science world's prestigious
Installment #39: On this date in 1912, Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire, opening the First Balkan War and moving Europe one step closer to the conflagration looming in 1914.
Kinetic typography, or "moving text," videos have become increasingly popular and have flourished on YouTube, where design students everywhere post their pet projects and school assignments.
In A Perfect World, Science Museums Wouldn’t Have to Advertise
But since it isn't and they do, you might as well make sure the advertisements are geeky and cool to show off your science smarts.
This morning, I got a great email from mental_floss reader (and friend of a friend) Erik Dresner about his experience on Jeopardy! that I had to share.
In this stunning 9-minute video, the Ohio State University Marching Band performs a halftime tribute to video games during this weekend's game against Nebraska.
Last week we launched the iPad version of mental_floss magazine, and with your help we've climbed all the way to #4 on the App Store's Newsstand chart!
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The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time.
A great artist should be able to create no matter what materials he has at hand, and since the cost of traditional materials like paint, marble and clay can add up quickly, it only makes sense that ma
On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.
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