THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Most Circular

Brain Game

Most Circular

Pizza Cats!

Pizza Cats!

Big Question

Why Do Itches Itch?

Big Question

Why Do Itches Itch?

Brain Game

Math Square #230

Brain Game

Math Square #230

Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

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What Are Scabs Made Of?

Sean Hutchinson

When you cut your skin, your body knows exactly what to do in order to heal the pesky wound as fast as possible. Eventually, a brownish rust colored scab forms over the cut.

This New App Provides Creative Way to Communicate

Rebecca OConnell

When texting and calling just won't do, there is Somebody™, the new app created by Miranda July and the New Museum.

Chubby Checker's Lost "Dig Dug" Atari Commercial

Chris Higgins

In 1982, Chubby Checker recorded a song about Dig Dug, the classic Atari game.

Morning Cup of Links: Crowdfunding the USS Enterprise

Miss Cellania

New Evidence Suggests Stonehenge Was Once a Complete Circle

Rebecca OConnell

Wiltshire's favorite prehistoric monument might have just become a little bit less mysterious.

The Secret that Helped an Untrained Runner Win an Ultramarathon

Lucas Reilly the mag

Cliff Young was not your typical marathon runner. A scrawny, 61-year-old Australian potato farmer who still lived with his mom, Young didn’t even own a pair of running shoes.

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Jason English

If you like fun facts and/or Instagram, you might like this.

9 Extinct Big Birds

Miss Cellania

Our friend from Sesame Street may be a big bird, but he’s tiny compared to some real birds that have roamed the earth in the past.

16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in September

Hannah Keyser

Summer is (unofficially) over, but don't despair; there's still plenty to celebrate in September—even after Labor Day's long weekend has wrapped.

10 Facts About the Extinct Passenger Pigeon

Erin McCarthy

One hundred years ago yesterday, the world’s last passenger pigeon died at Ohio’s Cincinnati Zoo.

Dinosaurs Needed Babysitters, Too

Jessica Hullinger

A 120 million-year-old fossil has revealed a new, rather endearing discovery about dinosaurs: They may have had babysitters to watch over their youngsters.

The Missing Links: Be An Einstein Know-It-All

Colin Patrick

The Best-Selling Vehicle in Each State

Jason English

For 2013.

Inside a German Movie-Dubbing Studio

Chris Higgins

7 Famous Author Feuds

Stacy Conradt

No matter which popular author you disdain, you're bound to find yourself in good company: There's no love lost between these writers.

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