A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.
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
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.
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.
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.
At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.
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.
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.
Elaborating on last week's post on the nature of wanderlust, today I have a practical example to share. Here's how wanderlust works.
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.
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.
Some Christmas traditions don't seem strange to us because they are so familiar.
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.
We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!
Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.
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.
Over a thousand species have been discovered over the past ten years in the Mekong River area of southeast Asia.