Joined: May 19, 2015
Jen Pinkowski is the former senior science editor of MentalFloss.com. Previously, Jen reported about not one but two underground cities in Turkey, discovered Bronze Age artifacts in the Mediterranean, profiled Thailand's lone mosquito taxonomist, petted baby dinosaur skin in Utah, tracked frog-eating bats in the Panamanian jungle with night-vision goggles, and flew a plane near Istanbul when she really, really shouldn't have.
Whether they're minor eruptions or cataclysmic explosions like Vesuvius, Tambora, and Krakatau, volcanoes have had a major impact on the world's climate and history.
Ata has never been an alien, but she's always been an enigma.
If you bang your leg or arm hard enough, the smallest blood vessels in your body, called capillaries, can break.
Feel the burn! We look into pepper heat in the latest WHY?, our new series for curious kids and their parents.
Sleep is a must for all animals, including you. You must sleep to live. When we sleep it may seem like we’re not doing much.
Kids ask a lot of questions. mental_floss has answers. Here's the next story in WHY?, our new science-based series for kids (and parents!).
The latest story in WHY?, our new series for curious kids and their parents.
The goal is to return CO2 to where it came from—and keep it there.
Mental Floss spoke to ETH Zurich archivist Michael Gasser about the papers—including one letter in which Einstein calls his good friend a "frozen whale."
Fill up the tank and hit the road.
Let the wanderlust begin.
Imagine trying to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades—and the car is 13 billion miles away.