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10 Famous People Who Turned Down a Knighthood

Mark Juddery

Of all the honors that the Queen of England bestows on her subjects, a knighthood is easily the most coveted.


David K. Israel

I love the intersection where design meets games.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chase Ends as Car Lands on Sleeping Man Police in Hamden, Connecticut, tried to pull over an SUV for outstanding violations after midnight Tuesday, but were instead led on a five-mile chase.

Brain Game: The 'Big' Game

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. If you choose to party, have plenty of fun, but please do so safely.

Morning Cup of Links: Awful Inventions

Miss Cellania

NASA unveiled the New Blue Marble photograph of the Earth last week, which drew some criticism for setting North America front and center.

14 Super Bowl Sideshows and Subplots

Bud Shaw

At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- my first Super Bowl -- wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone. "I'

The Big Squeeze: Scientist Catches Bear-Eating Snake in the Act

Matt Soniak

Burmese Python image via Shutterstock Earlier this week a team of scientists from several universities and the US Geological Survey released a study documenting the dramatically declining numbers o

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 39

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday...it's late...it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section.

5 Reasons Teenagers Act the Way They Do

Kathy Benjamin

For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way.

11 Charts and Graphs About Television Shows

Miss Cellania

Television is one thing that unites people across the country, in that almost everyone watches at least some.

15% Off Smart Valentine's Day Gifts

Mangesh & Jason

One of the items on sale is the Wall Coaster Extreme Stunt Kit, which is the closest we're going to get to having a giant Plinko board in the office. Here's what you can do with

At the Libraries: Panem Geography

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

10 Susceptible Super Bowl Records (and One That Definitely Won't Be Broken)

© John A. Angelillo/CorbisAdmittedly, I haven't paid as much attention to this year's Super Bowl as to previous NFL championships.

Your Daily Mind-Blow: The Lumarca

Chris Higgins

In this short documentary by Jason Scott, we see a beautiful work of sculpture/installation art made by Matt Parker, Albert Hwang and Elliot Woods.

Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?

Miss Cellania

ARCHIE CARPENTER/UPI /LandovPunxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which apparently means there's six more weeks of winter.