THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Since Will is Gas Obsessed...

Mangesh Hattikudur

I actually have very little interest in cars, but I saw this new vehicle on the New Scientist site, and figured I had to share.

With Franz like these...

Mary

Franz Ferdinand (the band) came through Boston a couple of weeks ago, and even though the band was apparently named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand (the racehorse), the concert got me thinking about Fr

So how much gas do we really use?

Will Pearson

We did our weekly CNN Headline News segment this morning on rising gas prices, because there's almost nothing else in the news.

Baby, You can Charge my Car

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I can play the piano like Schroeder, and have a way with the ladies that's only rivalled by Peppermint Patty, as Will likes to point out, I'm most certainly the Charlie Brown of travel

Hot chicks will someday rule the Earth

Mary

Great.

Nobel Pursuits

David K. Israel

Recently, there's been an awful lot of stories online about this years Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Including one site that actually posts odds and lets you place bets.

August in April

David K. Israel

On this day in 1945, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrite, August Wilson, was born.

English Language Hits 1 Billion Words

Will Pearson

At least that's what the headlines are saying.

Advice by the Spoon-ful

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're the sort of awful cook who refuses to sample your own pudding for fear of chipping a tooth, then MIT has just the gadget for you.

Living Light

Mary

When I am 85 (or whatever the life expectancy is by the time I'm old enough to worry about it) and lying on my deathbed with my past flashing before my eyes, one of the highlights I will surely s

Pens and Needles: Disappearing Ink Tattoos!

Mangesh Hattikudur

For all you folks who identify with that old Shakespeare chestnut, "Hell hath no fury like an overprotective mother discovering a tattoo on her kid's arm (or worseth still, lower back),"

Mick Jagger is making a sitcom

Mary

I tried to come up with a witty title taken from a Stones song ("Don't Lie to Me?" "Just My Imagination?") but I really couldn't, because I was too flabbergasted by the

Universal Time

David K. Israel

The lunar cycle begins all over again today, with a new moon appearing on the horizon at 19:44 UT, or "Universal Time." So what is Universal Time, besides being the time to pitch that big mo

We're Lovin' It: McDonald's New $151.81 Sandwich!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Ok, ok... so the fact is the highly-touted, newly created "world's most-expensive sandwich ever" can't be found on any Golden Arches value menu.

How Kaavya Viswanathan Got a Book Deal, Got a Bad Idea, and Got Caught

Mary

A few years ago, Kaavya Viswanathan, a hard-driving Indian teenage girl who wanted to go to Harvard, scored a huge book deal at age 17 for "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life,&

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