Have you read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings -- and seen the extended editions of the movies -- multiple times? Is Shadowfax your favorite fictional horse? Do you have strong feelings about Tom Bombadil being left out of Peter Jackson's "F...
The interactive story of the last great supply of fresh drinking water on Earth.
Create your own generative art with Silk.
Australia's 10 deadliest creatures, with expert tips on avoiding them from the naturalist Steve Backshall
The seven deadly sins and seven virtues illustrated by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
Thousands of meteorites have collided with the Earth since 2500 BC. 34,513 have been recorded. Only 1,042 have been seen falling. http://www.bolid.es
When we reach the age of two, we start to have a few questions about our bodies. At first they're simple. 'Will that toy fit into the wet hole in the middle of my face?' But as we mature, the questions become more complex and too numerous for any rea...
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Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative...
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Space exploration is a grand adventure. Its mystery has always captivated us and the inevitable discoveries to come will add to the many cosmological insig
As part of a program created by Columbia professor Christopher Emdin, 10 New York City high school classes have been writing raps as a way to learn about science. The program is called Science Genius, and it sounds like the sort of patronizing pop-cu...
Before we get started, it?s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that m