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8 Upcoming September Festivals and Events

Miss Cellania

5 Tech-Savvy Tricks to Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep

The Week

Kill the glow, fire up the white noise, and prepare to enter dreamland like a warmly bundled baby.

Weekend Links: The Science of Aging

Roma Panganiban

Sun + Lens = Backyard Burn Zone

Chris Higgins

SXSW: The Making of Shane Carruth's Upstream Color

Erin McCarthy

Shane Carruth hasn’t made a movie since his debut, 2004’s critically acclaimed time-bending Primer, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

The Late Movies: Bizarre NYSE Bell Ringers

Erica Palan

The Corpse That Fooled Hitler

Matt Soniak

The Missing Links: Journey to Oz

Colin Patrick

7 Fun SXSW Film Bumpers

Erin McCarthy

Friday Happy Hour: What's the Best BBQ You've Ever Had?

Erin McCarthy

SXSW Q&A: Josh Johnson, Rewind This!

Erin McCarthy

The 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival began today—and mental_floss is there! To kick it off, a filmmaker looks at the impact of videotapes.

8 Prehistoric Saber-Toothed Animals

Mark Mancini

The first Ice Age movie hit theaters in 2002—and with it came the cinematic debut of “Scrat," an accident-prone saber-toothed squirrel with an insatiable lust for acorns (as of this writing, the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Does Thinking Hard Actually Wear You Out?

Caisey Robertson

The brain, though a small organ, is responsible for a lot of things. It makes your body move, tells your heart to beat, and keeps you breathing without conscious effort.

How to Navigate by the Stars

Explorers have used the stars as a compass for millennia, and if you’re out having adventures at night, you should add the skill to your arsenal. (If nothing else, it’s a killer party trick.)