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An Interactive Mystery Movie for the iPhone

Ransom Riggs

As much as I enjoyed Higgins' list of great iPhone apps for the holidays, I feel obliged to point out one omission: Alternate Endings, an engrossing, interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style m

Morning Cup of Links: Dolphin Stampede

Miss Cellania

CSI and other TV shows have changed the way people perceive crime investigation. Real life forensic pathologists will tell you that the truth of the profession is very different.

Thrilled Not be on this List!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Of all the lists we were shortlisted on this year (NYTimes Bestseller, MacArthur Genius Grant, Nobel Prize in Medicine, etc), this is one we're happy we didn't make.

Generosity in the Middle of a Great Depression

Special Guest Star

By StoryCorps, author of Listening Is an Act of Love In 2003, Dave Isay created StoryCorps to record intimate interviews between loved ones and friends.

The 4pm Quiz: The Likelihood of Death (#41)

Jason English

At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.

Quick 10: 10 Alternative Uses for Tea

Adrienne Crezo

Today marks the 235th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, but this list has nothing to do with that event. Where I come from, tea comes one way: sweet and iced.

Who Was Ponzi & What Was His Scheme?

Ethan Trex

Investigators are trying to figure out whether the financial fraud allegedly perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff was, in fact, the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

Namibia: Land of Awesome

Ransom Riggs

Elaborating on last week's post on the nature of wanderlust, today I have a practical example to share. Here's how wanderlust works.

Hey, Hey, They're the Monkees: What John Lennon had to say about the band (and much, much more)

Kara Kovalchik

It's time to show some love and respect for the so-called Prefab-Four who not only starred on an Emmy Award-winning series but also had many Top 40 hits.

10 iPhone Apps to Help You Survive the Holidays

Chris Higgins

As you settle down with family and friends this holiday season, be prepared: load up your iPhone (or iPod Touch) with applications to get through common holiday disasters.

Christmas Tree Fads and Fashions

Miss Cellania

Some Christmas traditions don't seem strange to us because they are so familiar.

The Dumb Reasons Behind Two Presidential Deaths

Special Guest Star

By Adam Winer, author of How Dumb Are You? My book is full of questions every mildly-educated American SHOULD be able to answer—but often can't.

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Brain Game: Don't Loll!

NOTE: This contest has ended, but feel free to see if your suggested word appeared in the comments! When I have to wait for an appointment, I sometimes do wordplay to pass the time.

Morning Cup of Links: Adopt a Skull

Miss Cellania

Over a thousand species have been discovered over the past ten years in the Mekong River area of southeast Asia.