THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

So easy you can do it in your sleep

Mary

Whenever I feel so sleep-deprived that I just. can't. go. any. further, I think of Randy Gardner -- not because he cheers me up, but because compared to him I have no excuse for whining.

Happy Papa's Day

Will Pearson

 

Wheels and Wheelchairs

Mangesh Hattikudur

OhGizmo has a feature today about the new Hungarian Kenguru car, which seems pretty amazing from OhGizmo's write-up (the Kenguru site has their own write-up, but it's a slightly harder read

Movin' On Up!

David K. Israel

Acording to this article on Brietbart today, British physicist Stephen Hawking says "'...the human race should reach for the stars to survive as the Earth is at risk of being wiped out by a

Working like a dog

Mary

The job market is tough for a lot of us, but apparently at least one segment of the population has its career search well in hand (or paw): dogs. A year ago, Jada, a frisky black mutt, was living in

Drone on (and on, and on...)

David K. Israel

Lockheed Martin has developed Drone technology that has "applications from everything to homeland security to search and rescue," says this new report. Called "Predator B's,&quo

Not feeling well? Maybe this'll help. That didn't do it? Okay, put a walnut on your eye...

Will Pearson

The Cellar had an interesting image of the day yesterday. I've been looking around the office all day for the right supplies to give this a shot.

A Wilde way to go

Mary

As Slate points out today, the rich are different from you and me: They die more glamorously. If you survive paycheck-to-paycheck, you can also rest easy about dying while fleeing paparazzi (Princess

More cowbell!

Mary

Over on The Morning News, there's an article on how music soothes the savage beasts -- okay, not really savage. The author likes to sing to cows, and they like it right back.

What to say when Ted brings up the Magna Carta at the watercooler

Will Pearson

Get ready because Ted (or whatever your office know-it-all is named) is going to mention that it was today in 1215 that the Magna Carta was sealed.

My goooooal: A day without a World Cup post on this blog

Mary

Sadly, that day will not be today, because I have stumbled across the best World Cup coverage on the planet, by writer Austin Kelley. A sample: Legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane retired fr

Why Cambodian Power Companies Need More Cats

Mangesh Hattikudur

While the list of suspects behind this week's power outage in Cambodia could have included anyone from savvy South Asian hackers to Mrs.

Joined at the hip. Really.

Mary

In a development that will delight John to no end, doctors in L.A. are currently working to separate a set of conjoined twins: The complex surgery on Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros began at ab

And I am the queen of Roumania

Mary

The folks at Gawker are aping a Dorothy Parker poem today (how long before this becomes a regular segment? "Gawker Parker?").

Pimp My Segway

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I have yet to see any tricked out rims or bumper stickers specifically marketed to Segway users ("I just ran over your honor student's foot" perhaps?), I did stumble into this in

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