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16 Practical Uses for Really Creepy Dolls

Therese Oneill

Dolls aren’t just for playing house, you know.

The Missing Links: Productivity Down the (Big Green) Tubes

Colin Patrick

Rosalind Franklin and the Search for DNA

Miss Cellania

10 Things Disappearing from Elementary Schools

Kara Kovalchik

Modern technology has changed the American classroom in many ways, as have parental attitudes.

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."

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