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Fun With Signs: The Lowercase L

Chris Higgins

Bloggers love posting pictures of signs -- we've covered misspelled signs, weird signs, and (my personal favorite) signs featuring unnecessary quotation marks.

Lunchtime Quiz: Art & Science

Brett Savage

The short story represents a form of creative tinkering that can serve as a springboard to later elaborations and embellishments.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print: Academy Awards Edition

Jason English

Every Monday, we venture into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper of record covered selected topics. This week, our focus is The Oscars.

The Mouse That Cleans

Miss Cellania

In a previous gadget report, I noted that the working parts of a computer mouse are tiny, and the bulk of the tool comes from having to fit our hands.

Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks

Ransom Riggs

Dutch artist Desiree Palmen is no wallflower, but she knows a thing or two about blending into the background.

How Did You Know? [Day 1]

David K. Israel

Today I'm unveiling an episodic trivia hunt that may or may not become a periodic feature, depending on how you all react to it.

February 25th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Blind people do not have a better sense of hearing or smell than you do.

Last Week's Leftovers

Jason English

In case you missed a day, here's last week in quizzes. If you've already taken them all and you're really bored, see if you can better your score. Click on any banner to take that

Weekend Genius Challengs #21: Ti Kwan Leap

With Leap Day coming up next Friday, I began to search my trivia mind for names of people that had been born on February 29.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Science Fairs were the bane of my existence. At my Catholic school, the priest even once said during Mass, "...

Weekend Genius Challenge #20 Winner!

For WGC #20, we asked readers to come up with a factual end to the phrase: "Ronald Reagan was the most recent president..." We offered a free T-shirt to the most interesting true entry, as w

Project Orion: The Nuclear Spacecraft

Chris Higgins

In 1958, Project Orion was formed at General Atomics (a defense contractor), seeking to design spacecraft powered by nuclear pulses -- in other words, bombs.

10 Creative Methods of Advertising

Andréa Fernandes

Due to the ubiquity of advertisements, consumers have become accustomed to them and are able to tune them out.

Help Keep Me Inside

Jason English

I'm spending today at home, splitting time between working and inventing reasons not to shovel. Lucky for me, I won't go hungry.

The Lost Towns of Russia

Ransom Riggs

Photographers in the former Soviet Union seem to really enjoy taking pictures of abandoned buildings, and that's a lucky thing, considering how many of them they have.