Jet-powered school bus takes off

Sep 13, 2011
Sure, The Magic School Bus used to be all the rage. But in the 21st century, we have the jet-powered school bus. The Lincoln, Neb. based bus b...

The sheepish sheepdog

Jun 27, 2011
It reads almost like the plot line of a Woody Allen movie: There's a new workplace hazard for Ci, a Border Collie, who was born and bred to herd ...

VIDEO: Czech President pockets pen

Apr 14, 2011
Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, was at a press conference this week in Chile when something shiny caught his eye....

Forbes magazine's 15 richest fictional characters

Apr 8, 2011
We see them on TV, in movies, and as characters in our favorite fiction -- the rich elite. Characters with money beyond measure to spend as they ...

Is this art? The Smithsonian gets into gaming

Feb 22, 2011
Beginning March 16, 2012, The Smithsonian Institute will celebrate the art of video games. The exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum wil...

For search engines, there's nothing new about a New Year

Dec 23, 2010
Many of us will greet the New Year with champagne and a new set of resolutions for 2011. Some resolutions are specific to the times: get out of...

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Facebook unfriended me

Nov 17, 2010
I lost a friend on Facebook yesterday. Like any snubbed amiga, I was positive it was a mistake. I double- and triple-checked. But it was true. I...

Coffee: How about a 2,010 gallon cup to give you a jolt?

Nov 5, 2010
Now we have a giant reason to get out of bed in the morning. GourmetGiftBaskets.com broke the Guinness World Record for the largest cup of coffe...

I'm at a bar right now; I'll definitely be sick tomorrow

Oct 28, 2010
Perhaps the employees who used these excuses were really feeling uneasy about their job security, so they used more -- shall we say -- creative...