About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
Triclosan and triclocarban are chemicals used to kill germs in surgical patients.
From Jane, a fantastic set of photos featured on NPR.com: playing with the moon.
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I posted last week's column a day late, on Saturday, and for whatever reason, the extra day seemed to make a world of difference.
From Flossy reader Shilo comes a great link from Gizmodo: "You've never heard Disney like this: the sampled sounds of Snow White remixed, reshuffled, and refitted into a soaring trip-hop be
They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.
Almost as popular as the plumber/hero himself, the Mario theme is one that people who don't even play the games know by heart. It can be performed in all kinds of ways,.
Much of Big 12 country is farmland, which is evident in the original nicknames of many of its teams.
In 2007, there were roughly 1.5 million U.S.
If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that my name is MadameLeota.
When it comes to African culture, it seems all Westerners hear about is the poor, starving children, the rich warlords who control them and the corrupt politicians who do nothing about it.
If you've ever wanted to visit an abandoned tropical isle, then you'd better check out this WebEcoist article featuring ten stunning and completely uninhabited islands.
There are around 60,000 words in the English language, but today almost everything we say and write is communicated using only about 7,000 of them.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.