How to Make a Cube Using Magnets and a Plastic Bag

Chris Higgins

Today's math/science nerd party: George Hart demonstrates how a set of magnetized square shapes will self-organize into a cube, when placed inside a plastic bag and shaken.

10 Strange and Wonderful Boat Races

Miss Cellania

The races are strange, but the title refers to the boats. With a little ingenuity, you can build a boat, loosely defined as a "flotation device," out of anything! 1. Beer Can

Brain Game: Flyin' the Flag

Everyone should have at least a guess for today's Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

In 1967, Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees

Kara Kovalchik

It sounds like an elaborate joke today — legendary acid rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix working as the warm-up for a teenybopper group like The Monkees?

Morning Cup of Links: The Great Big Hobbit

Miss Cellania

Two baby black panther cubs were introduced to the public at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, over the weekend.

TV Batman Window Cameos

Mario Marsicano

Jerry Lewis was the first guest star to pay Batman and Robin a quick visit.

Where Do Seedless Watermelons Come From?

Julia Davis

When a run-of-the-mill watermelon and a souped-up frankenmelon love each other very much, they come together and make a baby seedless wundermelon.Seedless watermelons are a lot like mules – sterile hy

The Missing Links: A Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks

Colin Patrick

Thank you so much to Julia Davis for filling in last week while I was out of town! * What’s a Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks Cost to Build These Days? About $10,000 if you believe this Kickst

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers

Stacy Conradt

Sad news, detectives. Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87.

The Wu-Tang Marketing Plan

the mag

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What's Happening on Saturn's Moons?

Chris Higgins

This 25-minute film explores what we've learned about Saturn's various moons via space probes.

What Happened to Bob Ross' Paintings?

Lucas Reilly

Bob Ross said he made over 30,000 paintings in his lifetime. If he didn’t sell them, where did his army of happy clouds go?

Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Adrienne Crezo

Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves.

Brain Game: Math Square #129

Enjoy today's Monday Math Square Brain Game challenge: Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.

Morning Cup of Links: Creepy Toys

Miss Cellania

ComiCon visitors this weekend got a look at the Iron Man 3 suit, the cast of Firefly together again, and a first look at The Walking Dead Season Three.