Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Most orbital debris is in low Earth orbit, where "what goes up must come down" — derelict satellites, spent rocket boosters, explosive bolt shrapnel, payload fairings, interstage structures,
If you're a Trek fan, there's an embarrassment of riches for you on Twitter -- you can follow cast members including Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, heck -- even Shatner and Nimoy a
SAM RICHE/MCT /Landov On Wednesday, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts officially parted ways after 14 seasons.
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful young girl, who was a lot like you.
I had a recent dream where the number "8" kept popping up.
A massive solar flare has produced the biggest solar storm in five years, which will reach Earth today, possibly causing satellite outages.
Last week I posted a roundup of classic screensavers, but many commenters pointed out a big one that I missed: Johnny Castaway. Somehow, I had never seen Johnny!
In a new TED Talk from last week, director Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, WALL•E) tells some stories...including a famously profane story, that includes a single, deliciously well-placed f-bomb (in the fi
1. Fighting style: Venusian
• Though we have come to pronounce them differently, Lima beans were indeed named for the capital of Peru where they have been growing for over 7,500 years.
Gun image via ShutterstockProbably not what you think.
Yes, today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game asks you to put on your spelling shoes. Good luck!
Just ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.
Oreos are 100 years old now!
We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes.
On this day in 1981, acclaimed broadcaster Walter Cronkite retired from anchoring the CBS Evening News.