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Brain Game: Something's Going On

Sandy Wood

How Can Owls Rotate Their Heads 270 Degrees Without Dying?

Erin McCarthy

For humans, sudden gyrations of the head and neck—whether they’re from car accidents, rollercoaster rides, or chiropracty gone awry—can tear blood vessel linings in the neck, leading to clots that can

Morning Cup of Links: Groundhog Day Origins

Miss Cellania

See What Beatboxing Looks Like from Inside the Vocal Tract

Erin McCarthy

When University of Southern California researchers Michael Proctor, Shrikanth Narayanan and Krishna Nayak wanted to know what beatboxing looked like from inside the vocal tract, they decided to do som

Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto

Daven Hiskey

On March 14, 1930, 11-year-old Venetia Burney and her family were eating breakfast at their home in Oxford, England, discussing the biggest news of the day: The discovery of a new planet.

The Missing Links: Mind-Boggling Lego Riddles

Colin Patrick

The Muppets Return "Again!" to Theaters in 2014

Chris Higgins

9 Periodic Table Parodies

Miss Cellania

It's been almost two years since I've done a roundup of periodic tables (and six years since I posted the first one).

20 Words We Owe to William Shakespeare

Roma Panganiban

No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare.

The Art of Reviling: 10 Tips for Criticizing People More Effectively

Arika Okrent

Here are the keys to becoming a master reviler, courtesy of a Chinese scholar in the early 20th century.

Music History #17: "Heroes"

Bill DeMain

Brain Game: Roman Around

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: Dug, the Dapper Dino

Miss Cellania

6 Rock 'n Roll Urban Legends—Debunked!

Kara Kovalchik

Neil Gaiman Drops Knowledge

Chris Higgins