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Researchers Broke the Record for Fastest Data Transmission Speed

Michele Debczak

It's "downloading the entire HD 'Game of Thrones' series in one second" fast.

Your Brain May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Kate Horowitz

Once you’ve had a taste of something good—even if it’s bad for you—your brain’s reward system will try to keep you going back for more.

12 Animated Facts About ‘Family Guy’

Andrew N Wong

You know that it was cancelled then revived, but did you know that William H. Macy auditioned to play Brian?

Why Do We Say That the Broken-Hearted “Carry A Torch” for Someone?

Lana Schwartz

While it’s endearing to imagine that in the olden days people kept literal torches burning for their past loves, fanning the flames of their rejection, this isn’t exactly the case.

Watch This Video of a Lightning Storm Shot from the ISS

Michele Debczak

Astronaut Tim Peake shares his breathtaking perspective.

NASA's 'Visions of the Future' Series Colorfully Imagines Space Tourism

Caitlin Schneider

The retro travel poster-inspired images are all downloadable.

4 Ways to Stick to Your Exercise Regimen

Kat Rosenfield

We know exercise is important, so why's it so hard to get to the gym?

Why Some Rhubarb is Grown in the Dark

Anna Green

In the absence of light, the plant uses its own energy stores.

This Poster Turns Romantic Movies Into Constellations

Rebecca OConnell

Time to grab some popcorn and go stargazing.

Meet 5 Other Famous Abe Lincolns

Stacy Conradt

In honor of what would have been his 207th birthday, here are five men who also answered to the presidential moniker.

Time for Some Mental Hygiene: It's the mental_floss Weekly Puzzle

This Video Lets You Get Up Close With a Rare White Falcon

Kirstin Fawcett

The gyrfalcon was recently captured on camera in Manitoba, Canada.

11 Sweet Slices of Wedding Cake History

Allison Hirschlag

Like the bride’s dress, the cake has come to be a focal point in most weddings. Where did this idea originate, and how did it become such a vital part of the wedding day?

Nostalgic Photos of Student Life in the USSR

Shaunacy Ferro

Cheating on tests, throwing potatoes, and more.

10 Tips for Lending (or Borrowing) Money

Jake Rossen

Get everything in writing.