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The Missing Links: Shows For Scholars

Colin Patrick

Why Do Our Voices Sound Different to Us Than to Other People?

Matt Soniak

For many of us, there are few things more painful than hearing a recording of our own voices.

7 Things We Should Thank The X-Files For

Rick Marshall

Along with all of the memorable stories fans are still talking about more than a decade after the show ended its run, The X-Files also gave us a few things to be thankful for that might not be as obvi

Gifs Explained: Exploding Coffee

Matt Soniak

If you find any sciencey gifs or images that make you say, “Huh? What the heck is going on there?” send them my way!

New Moto X Phone Puts an End to Lazy Phones [Sponsored]

25 Things You Didn't Know About Nickelodeon's TV Heyday

Amanda Green

Here's what went on behind the scenes, as uncovered by Matthew Klickstein in his oral history of Nickelodeon's golden age.

What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: The Mad Math Dash

Sandy Wood

12 Os Made Complex by 17th Century Calligraphy

Arika Okrent

Of all our letter forms, the O is arguably the simplest. But in the hands of master calligraphers,the humble O can shed its simplicity.

Morning Cup of Links: Teachers Get Funny

Miss Cellania

Where Did Tennis Get Its Scoring System?

Stacy Conradt

Love? 15-30...40? What's the deal with tennis scoring? Here are a few theories, with input from Mary Carillo.

World War I Centennial: German Chemists Invent a Lifeline

Erik Sass

On the eve of the Great War, German chemists discovered a way to synthesize nitrates artificially – a momentous achievement that allowed Germany to fight on for four long years after its overseas sour

The Late Movies: Marching Bands Playing Rap and R&B

Erica Palan

The Missing Links: Things You'll Never Know

Colin Patrick

10 Kind-of-Violent Board Games from the 1960s

Kara Kovalchik

We didn’t have video games like Mortal Kombat or Grand Theft Auto back in the 1960s, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t get our whacks in during play time.