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The Scientists Behind the Movies

Miss Cellania

Without science, there would be no science fiction. Here are some stories of real life researchers whose work was the inspiration for literature and eventually the Hollywood

From Hippo Vaughn to Shoeless Joe Jackson: The Origins of 17 Classic Baseball Nicknames

Ethan Trex

Baseball's regular season is winding down, and this year's tight pennant races are sure to generate quite a bit of excitement.

Brain Game: Row, Row, Row... Row, Row

Thanks for playing the Tuesday Brain Game. In the following graphic, each of the 26 letters of the alphabet has been grouped into one of five rows.

13 Foods You Can't Share with Your Pet

The Number of the Day: 61

Jason English

Joe DiMaggio famously had a 56-game hitting streak.

Morning Cup of Links: Gamer Girls

Miss Cellania

The Open Road Wasn’t Quite Open to All.

Name the Big 4 U.S. Sports Teams With 5 Letters

5 Questions: Just Vent-ing

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The Late Movies: Between Two Ferns

Ransom Riggs

If you're a fan of awkwardness and non sequiturs, you'll probably love Between Two Ferns, which is Zach Galafinakis' short-form interview show.

How Much Do You Share Online?

Ransom Riggs

I'm a blogger, so I guess by default there's an aspect of my life (my work life, at least) which is super-public, like what you're reading right now.

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Stacy Conradt

On this day many years ago (1814, to be exact), Francis Scott Key saw the tattered remains of the American flag still blowing in the breeze after Fort McHenry had been bombarded by the British all nig

Trivia Contest: Cartoon Voices!

Jason English

Michael Cera was the voice of Brother Bear in the early years of the latest Berenstain Bears series.

Pollyanas Are Good Lie Detectors

Meghan Holohan

In 1913, Eleanor H. Porter published a young adult's book, Pollyanna, about a girl who finds the good in everything.

How Did the States in the USA Get Their Names?

Matt Soniak

Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we'll be tackling the origins and meanings of the names, 10 states at a time.

The Conference Affiliations Quiz

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Conference alignment was the hot college football news this summer as the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and Mountain West reshuffled their membership. It was hardly the first time schools have bounced from conference to conference, though. How well do you know the history of conference affiliations? Take our (tough) quiz to see!