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The Super Bowl of Science

Chris Higgins

Are you a high school senior with an interest in math or science? Then you owe it to yourself to check out the Intel Science Talent Search, an annual competition for young scientists.

Stop Me If You've Heard This Before: A Look at Comedy Plagiarism

Colin Patrick

It's an immutable law of comedy—under no circumstances may a comic use another performer's material.

From a Distance: Visiting the mental_floss Store

Jason English

Joel Mandel of Portland, Oregon, set an unofficial record yesterday—"longest distance traveled to the mental_floss retail store." He flew in to Cleveland, and his first stop was 8

Can I Sell That on eBay?

Matt Soniak

They say you can buy or sell anything on eBay, but if you wade through the site's terms and conditions, the definition of "anything" becomes a bit narrower.

When Paradise Turns Toxic

Ransom Riggs

Earlier this week, I posted a photo essay I did on Bombay Beach, one of the quintessential towns of the post-apocalypse, which sits on the banks of California's toxic Salton Sea.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Robbers Call Bank for Take-out Money Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old accomplice planned a bank robbery in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Pregnant Male Pipefish

Jill Harness

Like seahorses, male pipefish are one of the select underseas species that get pregnant and carry their young in their brood until birth.

Brain Game: The Berkshire Office

Here's a logic puzzle Brain Game that shouldn't be too tough for a Friday. There were over 100 people in the Berkshire Office, and five of them had similar-sounding names.

Morning Cup of Links: Macaroni Salad

Miss Cellania

Avatar 2: The Sequel. See the trailer for the second film, with a totally original screenplay! * Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley died of cancer in 1963.

The Late Movies: Get Around

Mark Arminio

As humans, we've invented some pretty great ways to get from point A to point B.

Birds Playing Electric Guitars

Chris Higgins

Today's bizarre-but-true video: zebra finches playing electric guitars. They're not all that good at it, but they rock roughly as hard as an untrained human would.

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Playing Card Nicknames to Use

Stacy Conradt

Honestly, my knowledge of card games is pretty limited to the ones I played in college that required vast amounts of crappy beer to play.

Friends: How many is too many?

David K. Israel

Okay, I'll admit it: I don't have time to read more than half the tweets and status updates sent out by my friends on Facebook and the people I'm following on Twitter.

What's the Deal With the Barber Pole?

Matt Soniak

A colleague asks, "What's the deal with the barber pole? Does it represent anything, or is it just a flashy pole that some early haircutter stuck

Little Billy's Letters

Jill Harness

If you woke up one day and decided to write a series of letters to famous people, while pretending to be a ten year-old child, do you think anyone would write back? Bill Geerhart decided to try thi

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