We celebrate the 11th day of every month by publishing a bunch of '11 lists.' Chris Higgins rounded up 11 big ideas and the people they're named for.... READ ON
Almost 40 years after the 1975 Metric Conversion Act, the head of the U.S. Metric Program explains why change is hard.... READ ON
While we’ve seen librarians and scientists with tattoos, there is still a bit of a stigma against teachers coming into school with full sleeves of ink.... READ ON
In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Edsger Dijkstra, who died at 72 in 2002. ... READ ON
Although our ancestors had managed to invent the wheel millennia prior to the good ol’ days of Ancient Egypt, it wasn't until that civilization arose thousands of years later that the human race began to understand the mysteries behind the circle. Our modern comprehension of pi, or the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is a fairly recent development in our history, and the Egyptians were the first on the ball.... READ ON
Here are some wonderful Pi Day pies you might try this year.... READ ON
J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.