About one in every 4 million lobsters is born with a rare genetic defect that turns it blue.
It's time for the Wednesday Wordplay segment of the Brain Game column.
An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protest Movements. Just in case you are a bit confused about what happened and when in the various countries experiencing civil unrest.
Note: This article was originally published in 2009.
As Chris pointed out this afternoon, today is William Shatner's 80th birthday. How much do you love Shatner?
Today is William Shatner's 80th birthday.
During National Peanut Month, glamour shots of the popular foodstuff are on display at a gallery in New York City.
Good news for all the parents out there who are worried about their kids not exercising enough.
Former flosser John Green has been writing novels for years now. He's also been making successful video blogs as part of the brotherly YouTube power duo known as the VlogBrothers.
Several loooong days working on the upcoming issue of mental_floss magazine made me so weary that I flubbed yesterday's Monday Math Square, so we took it down.
At the levels of radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137 currently being reported out of Japan, a person would have to drink 58,000 glasses of milk in order to increase their lifetime cancer risk by 4 p
An interactive map of Manhattan compares the city in old maps and new. Watch it grow in population, infrastructure, and physically by landfill. (via Metafilter)
This guy lost his leg a year ago.
Note: This article was originally published in 2009. We're currently switching to a new hosting provider, and it's a messy process.
You know the schools, but do you know the names behind them?
1. William Marsh Rice (Rice University, Houston,
Note: This article was originally published in May 2009. We're currently switching to a new hosting provider, and it's a messy process.
Wanna know what protein synthesis sounds like? Well, tough. Wanna know what Jad Abumrad (co-host of RadioLab) thinks it might sound like, rendered as muic? Okay, that we can tell you.