France's last execution via guillotine was in 1977.
Self-proclaimed "recreational mathemusician" Vi Hart has posted an excellent short film explaining the science and mathematics of sound, frequency, and pitch.
When you see these names, you tend to say to yourself, "Does that mean what it sounds like?" In most cases, no.
We're ready for some football here on Think Thursday.
Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple yesterday.
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When I came across an amazing* acoustic cover of Michael Jackon's "Billie Jean" performed by Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden and Audioslave), I thought it would be fun to locate a dozen v
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Here's a fun way to spend four minutes: watch astronauts explain explain the little details of life aboard the Space Shuttle.
The above video contains scenes from 48 movies. It's one of the coolest mashups I've ever seen, period.
• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has.
Five years ago today, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planet status, a damaging blow to Plutophiles across the galaxy. I'm wearing this shirt to mark the occasion.
Here's hoping you enjoy today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge from the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.
Why Are Finland's Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam.
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There will be a new new trophy awarded to the winner of this year's Iowa-Iowa State game.
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