21 June 2010

Mr. Darcy, you smell so good

“The pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male has been identified. Named ‘darcin’ by researchers writing in the open access journal […]
20 June 2010

Letterheady

The weird stationery of Mussolini, Ian Fleming, Charles Atlas, Dr. Seuss, Marlene Dietrich, and more … all collected by Letterheady.  According to the rubric, “Letterheady is […]
19 June 2010

Shelf talk

One of the most admirable and inventive and current library blogs around comes from the Seattle Public Library. Its Shelf Talk blog is a trove of […]
12 June 2010

Martin Gardner, R. I. P.

A few weeks ago the world lost one of its most original and unusual intellects, Martin Gardner, polymath and prankster and puzzler, the “Mathematical Games” columnist […]