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The Nobel Winners Who Foiled the Führer

Matt Soniak

As the Nazis swallowed Europe, two scientists fought back with the only weapon they had: chemistry.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed.

7 Absolutely Insane Animal Defense Mechanisms

Jessica Hullinger

Scientists recently recorded footage of a never-before-seen defense mechanism deployed by a small species of deep-sea squid: When threatened, the squid attacks its predator and then pulls away, breaki

The Creepy Beauty of China's Totally Uninhabited Cities

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Siri Speaks Up

Roma Panganiban

The Great Crab Migration

Chris Higgins

9 Saturday Night Live Movies That Were Never Made

Jennifer M Wood

These characters almost made the leap to the big screen.

The Late Movies: Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"

Erica Palan

6 People Who Survived Their Own Executions

The Week Therese Oneill

In the past, people who survived judicial executions often did escape with their lives. It was often seen as an act of God and a declaration of innocence.

10 Things to Know About Gravity

Erin McCarthy

Director Alfonso Cua­rón’s latest film, Gravity, hits theaters today. The sci-fi flick is receiving rave reviews from critics and other filmmakers alike.

The Missing Links: Space, Visualized

Colin Patrick

10 Things the Queen of England Still Does for Canada

Kathleen Elise

You may have read recently about a recent ruling in Canada which stated it is constitutional to require would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen.

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Age

Arika Okrent

A recent study analyzed 15.4 million Facebook messages to find which words are used most often by people at different stages of life.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of questions I hope will inspire discussion in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

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