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Next Week We're Taking a Road Trip

Jason English

A week from today, Mangesh and I are hopping in the car and heading west, to Indiana.

Why X-ray Crystallography Matters

Chris Higgins

The Truth Behind 10 Movie Urban Legends

Rudie Obias

Sometimes, the myths surrounding movies are so strong that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.

Should Men Sit Down to Pee?

Meghan Holohan

Some argue that standing to pee helps spread disease and ruins men's sex lives. Is that actually true?

10 Fiesta Movement Adventure Videos

Mental Floss is part of the 2013 Fiesta Movement. Tonight let's look at some videos created by other Fiesta Movement agents.

Ooshma Garg's Peer-to-Peer Lasagna Company

Stacy Conradt

Gobble connects chefs who craft home-cooked meals with people on the go in the Bay Area, from fellow entrepreneurs to families who just want to spend less time cooking.

Inspiring Quotes from 10 Influential Women in Tech

Adrienne Crezo

Wit and wisdom from the women who created some of the technology we use every day.

The Missing Links: The Upside of Swimming With Sharks

Colin Patrick

Dr. Lydia E. Kavraki: A Woman Making Robots Work

Kate Erbland

Dr. Lydia E. Kavraki’s list of accomplishments, accolades, and titles is almost too much to process.

Kim Swift, the Woman Behind Portal

Kate Erbland

Swift’s work is some of the most engaging, brainy, and fun in modern game technology.

The First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science Was a Nun

Adrienne Crezo

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller's dissertation, written in CDC FORTRAN 63, was titled "Inductive Inference on Computer Generated Patterns."

Swimming With Jellyfish

Chris Higgins

How Carly Gloge is Changing the Face of Toys

Stacy Conradt

It’s not exactly earth-shattering news: Kids have short attention spans. But innovator and designer Carly Gloge has been able to use that universal truth to fuel innovation.

Brain Game: Math Square #189

Sandy Wood

12 Things Made Collectible Thanks to Spelling Errors

Arika Okrent

When it comes to collectibles of any kind, spelling errors always add interest and value.