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Brain Game: Math Square #161

Sandy Wood

11 Terms from a Knock-Your-Socks-Off 1943 Song about Slang

Arika Okrent

"Murder, He Says" gives a killer-diller run-down of all the hep words of the day, served up with some serious zest.

11 Weird Old-School Plastic Surgery Techniques

Arallyn Primm

Modern plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and has a history that goes much further back than our modern movie stars and beauty obsessions.

5 Questions: Easy as "Pi"

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11 More Enjoyable Names for Common Things

Amanda Green

On the 11th of every month, we post 11 lists of 11 items, and today Amanda Green gets us started!

How to Levitate a Plastic Bag

Chris Higgins

SXSW: The Challenges of Building the Hubble Telescope’s Replacement

Erin McCarthy

In the SXSW panel “Beyond Hubble: Building NASA’s Next Great Telescope,” scientists and engineers discussed what the Webb telescope will look for and all the engineering challenges that go into actual

Amazing Animal Artists

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Beauty and Brains

Roma Panganiban

SXSW: Awesome and Weird Tech Displays at the Interactive Kickoff Party

Erin McCarthy

I’ve seen weird stuff at SXSW, but something I saw on Friday night took the cake for the weirdest, most uncomfortable thing I’ve seen anywhere, ever.

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.