THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Ordinal People

Brain Game

Ordinal People

Uranium Glass Collectors

Uranium Glass Collectors

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13 Scientific Terms You Might Be Using Wrong

Erin McCarthy

When scientists use these words, they typically mean something completely different than what they do when non-scientists use them.

The Time Muhammad Ali Made a Record About Fighting Tooth Decay

Hannah Keyser

There is a version of this story that is very short and goes something like this: Here is a real thing that exists, now go tell all your friends about it.

Signs in the Workplace

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

New Twitter Study Discovers “Global Superdialects”

Arika Okrent

Researchers found something unexpected when they combined the data on all the words together.

Brain Game: Meet Sandy & Kara

Sandy Wood

A Brief History of the Ouija Board

Erin McCarthy

The Ouija board has terrified countless slumber party children and served as a plot vehicle in a number of Hollywood films. Here’s where it came from.

How Did “Bunny” Become a Cutesy Word for “Rabbit”?

Kara Kovalchik

“Doggy” for dog makes sense, as does “kitty” for cat, when you think about it. (“Kitty” is a simply corruption of the word “kitten.”) But where does “bunny” come from?

11 of the Craziest S’mores Combinations Ever

Kate Erbland

Get ready for National S'mores Day on Sunday.

Watch Auditions for 'Forrest Gump'

Alvin Ward

Morning Cup of Links: All the Pop Songs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Rebecca OConnell

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Conan the Destroyer'

Sean Hutchinson

Here’s everything you need to know to fully enjoy Arnold and his sword’s triumphant return.

WWI Centennial: Bloodbath at Liège

Erik Sass

While the most enduring images of World War I come from the long period of trench warfare, the bloodiest phases were actually the shorter “war of movement” at the beginning and end of the conflict.

10 Already Obsolete Things Included in the 5000-Year Westinghouse Time Capsule

Chris Vitale

The Missing Links: Give the Monkey Credit

Colin Patrick

21 Slang Terms From World War I

Paul Anthony Jones

One of the subtlest and most surprising legacies of the First World War is its effect on our language.

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