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SXSW Q&A: Penny Lane, Director, Our Nixon

Erin McCarthy

Super 8 footage filmed by Nixon aides H.R. Haldeman, John Erlighman, and Dwight Chapin was seized during the Watergate investigation and forgotten for almost 40 years.

The Missing Links: The Origin of Smiley Faces

Colin Patrick

Trailer Thursday: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Stacy Conradt

10 International Pizza Pi(e) Toppings

Roma Panganiban

Pi, the mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is a universal constant—much like our global love for pizza.

Meet the Tadpole with Teeth

Matt Soniak

In 2008, an international team of scientists was trudging through the forests of Vietnam’s Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park when they found a frog they didn’t recognize.

30 Things Turning 30 This Year

Chris Higgins Adrienne Crezo

1983 was a banner year for American culture. If you're turning 30 this year, you're not alone—here are 30 things to celebrate with.

Does Hand Sanitizer Actually Work?

the mag

Good news, sanitizer fans: Those gels and foams do quite a number on the critters crawling on your skin.

T-Shirt Sale for Pi Day!

Erin McCarthy

10 Pies for Pi Day

Miss Cellania

Here are some wonderful Pi Day pies you might try this year.

Einstein's Design for a Fridge to Last 100 Years

Roma Panganiban

After establishing the theory of relativity as a founding principle of modern physics, Albert Einstein turned his thoughts to higher matters: home appliances.

Morning Cup of Links: Why Pope Francis Picked That Name

Miss Cellania

Microcosmos: Extreme Closeups of Nature

Chris Higgins

Starting at Midnight, Shop our Pi Day Sale!

Erin McCarthy

8 Short-Lived TV Shows That Should Use Crowd Funding to Make a Movie

Rudie Obias

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a film adaptation of the series; it raised $1 million in under 5 hours.

Operation Migration: Saving the Whooping Crane

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.