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Winglet, the Next Generation Segway

Miss Cellania

It's called a standup mover, a compact motorized transporter, and a partner robot. And that's just in the first couple of paragraphs of the press release.

Brain Game: Don't Fall In!

Manhole covers are back in the news again... sadly, it's because they're being stolen and sold at metal scrap yards for cash.

President Jimmy Carter's Carnal Mistake

the mag

In December 1977, President Jimmy Carter planned a trip to Poland, a country whose masses were, at the time, still fiercely huddled behind the Iron

Morning Cup of Links: Ants in a Printer

Miss Cellania

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died yesterday at age 89. Here's a look back at the gifted and controversial author. * 10 Fascinating Facts About the Ancient Olympic Games.

On the lamb: Sheep gets stuck on 2nd story rooftop

Mangesh Hattikudur

TheCellar is reporting that a hungry sheep in Harrogate, North Yorkshire was looking for greener pastures on Friday, and jumped from the ground to the roof of a little shed.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

This link is too good to not have already traversed the well worn paths of the internet yet, but if you haven't seen it, I feel it is my duty to provide for you what I consider to be one of the g

The Art of History: The Farm Security Administration

Andréa Fernandes

When the Farm Security Administration (FSA), part of the New Deal, began its photography program in 1935, the intent was not to create art, but to depict the challenges of rural poverty by "intro

Annotated Cinema: The Prequel!

Ben Smith

Ed note: Here's a new idea from the All-Star Summer Interns. They're taking a movie everyone can easily find in their collection and developing an annotated "guide" to go with it.

6 Historical Snitches (Who Weren't Named Judas)

Special Guest Star

We're blowing our whistles on the top turncoats in history and giving away all their dirty little secrets. BY CHRISTOPHER CONNOLLY 1. Anna Sage: Dillinger's Deadly

The Quick 10: 10 Politicians With "Interesting" Names

Sydney Beveridge

As Barack Obama and John McCain mull over their vice-presidential picks, they might consider things like experience and issues, when maybe they should focus on names. Taking a lesson from the New Y

Seed: Fun With Flowers

Chris Higgins

Seed is a simple, open-ended game in which you plant virtual flowers, cross-breed them, and create new varieties. Here's a screenshot after a minute or two of

The Exercise Pill

Ransom Riggs

A pill that can replace exercise? Sounds too good to be true, right? For the time being, it is -- unless you're a lab mouse.

How a Royal Mistress Became France's Most Powerful Politician

Special Guest Star

by Eleanor

5 Graffiti Artists You Should Know

Andréa Fernandes

British graffiti artist Banksy, who's been in the news quite a bit lately, is probably the most well-known graffiti artist of all time.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dog Nurses White Tiger Cubs Three white tiger cubs were born Sunday at Safari Zoological Park in Kansas.

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