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15 -Philes and What They Love

Amanda Green

Love is patient. Love is kind. And often, love is denoted by the Greek root -phile.

We've Got Big Plans for Today

Jason English

We celebrate the 11th day of every month by running 11 '11 lists.' This month we're turning it up a notch—four notches, actually—and doing it again on the 15th.

Morning Cup of Links: Can You Draw the USA?

Miss Cellania

15 Ambitious Plans to Colonize the Moon

DeAnna Kerley

Back in 1638, clergyman John Wilkins wrote an entire science fiction book devoted to the prospect of a lunar voyage.

15 Strange and Awesome Cookbooks

Therese Oneill

Beyond Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and even Alton Brown exists a culinary world limited only by human imagination and gag reflex. Here we explore some lesser known but very intriguing cookbooks.

15 More Excellent Victorian Slang Terms You Should be Using

Erin McCarthy

These words and phrases are due for a comeback.

The Actor Inside R2-D2 Is Not a Fan of the Guy in C-3PO

Colin Patrick

Kenny Baker was the actor inside R2-D2 in the six Star Wars films. And he doesn’t have a ton of affection for his fellow droid.

5 Geniuses Who Renounced Their Work

the mag Clay Wirestone

It’s tough being brilliant. It’s even tougher when you hate your own masterpieces.

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers

Miss Cellania

Car-a-mel or Car-mel? 3 Reasons for Syllabically Ambiguous Words

Arika Okrent

Some words can be pronounced with two different syllable structures. What’s more interesting than fighting about who’s right is understanding why these differences arise.

The Science of New York City's Public Spaces

DeAnna Kerley

Back in 1969, a social scientist by the name of William H. Whyte helped the New York City Planning Commission draft a plan for the public spaces in the city.

MIT's Amazing 3D Gizmo

Chris Higgins

11 Fan Art Tributes to Teddy Roosevelt

Jill Harness

There are hundreds of artists out there with their own tributes to Mr. Roosevelt. Here are a few of our favorites.

Where Did the Phrase "Aye Yai Yai" Come From?

Will McGough

It happened to me just this morning, when I was fiddling with my closet doors, trying to get them back on their tracks so they would slide correctly.

What Makes a Photograph Timeless?

Put away the fuzzy filters! Follow these instructions and you'll take photos that turn heads.