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Reaching Space, DIY Style

Chris Higgins

Copenhagen Suborbitals is an organization hoping to launch humans into space, using a D.I.Y. attitude -- they are a self-proclaimed open source, nonprofit space exploration company.

Can Bacteria and Viruses Get Sick?

Matt Soniak

Tis the season to be getting the cold and flu.

Brain Game: Nasta Lucas

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is appropriately holiday-themed.

Morning Cup of Links: Red-nosed Reindeer

Miss Cellania

You'll love this: a big collection of festive, goofy, proud, or baffled dogs, all wishing you a Merry Christmas in photographs. * McKenna Pope's crusade to get her brother an Easy Bake Ove

10 TV and Movie Clichés You Never See in Real Life

Kara Kovalchik

Only in the movies...

10 Lovely Stories of Kindness from Newtown (And How You Can Still Help)

Adrienne Crezo

It's been nearly a week since the massacre in Newtown, and Ann Curry's #26acts campaign continues to zoom around the internet.

The Late Movies: Terry Gilliam's Animation

Chris Higgins

Terry Gilliam is now a renowned director, but he got his start in illustration and cut-out animation -- most notably for Monty Python.

A Sun-Like Star Very Close to Us Might Have a Goldilocks Planet

Erin McCarthy

Artist’s impression of the Tau Ceti system. Created by J.

The Missing Links: Reworking Your Weak WiFi

Colin Patrick

Debunking the Eagle Baby Grab Video That crazy video of an eagle grabbing a baby?

This Visualization Shows How the Earth Moves During An Earthquake

Erin McCarthy

There is much about earthquakes that is a mystery, even to scientists.

Terry Gilliam Explains Animation in 1974

Chris Higgins

Terry Gilliam started out as the only American* member of Monty Python, and he was responsible for the absurd animated sequences seen throughout Monty Python's Flying Circus as well as their late

Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe?

The Week

It all goes back to Loki.

Brain Game: Presenting

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a brand new word ladder. Since the words share the same first two letters, it looks easier than it is.

Morning Cup of Links: Instagram Kerfluffle

Miss Cellania

Instagram's new terms of service outraged users when it appeared the company was claiming rights to all their pictures.