THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Will Karl Rove use High School Debate Moves on John Edwards?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to The Buffalo News, John Edwards and Karl Rove are slated to debate at the University of Buffalo on September 26.

5 Awful Saturday Night Live Hosts of the '70s

Kara Kovalchik

Since its debut in 1975, SNL has had its ups and downs, most of which were always attributed to the cast du jour (and sometimes the writers).

5 Reasons 1980 Wasn't the Best Year for Movie Musicals

Ben Smith

While movie musicals had their heyday in the 1940s through the 60s, by the 70s they were beginning to wane, and by 1980, they weren't doing well at all.

7 Companies That Fired Their Spokesmen

Ethan Trex

A good pitchman can boost any product's name recognition with some high-quality shilling.

Dietribes: Preparing the Perfect Picnic

Allison Keene

We're taking a break from our usual format this week to focus on a more general dining experience, and one we felt apropos to the season - the picnic.

Brain Game: Do Ya Feel Lucky?

Sure, you can use a spreadsheet to figure out today's Brain Game. But try it without it any help. It'll be good for you.

11 Korean Yogurt Stores that'll Knock Your Pinkberries off

David K. Israel

Sadly, if you don't live in NYC or LA, you probably don't yet know about Pinkberry frozen yogurt, and all the knockoffs.

Morning Cup of Links: A Truly Microscopic Radio

Miss Cellania

A fully functional, fully integrated radio receiver, much smaller than any previous radio, has been created from a single carbon nanotube.

The Health Benefits of Water: Fact or Myth?

Ransom Riggs

I was at a friend's 30th birthday party recently when someone struck up a conversation about cholesterol, and how to go about lowering it.

Happy Birthday, Big Mac! 4 Stories about America's Best-Known Burger

Kara Kovalchik

McDonald's best-known burger turns 40 this year.

The Quick 10: 10 Reasons Jason English Will Make a Great Dad

Stacy Conradt

As you may or may not know, our own Jason English is due to become a first-time dad pretty much any minute now, so we thought we'd honor him with the Quick 10 today.

Zoomii: Another Way to Shop Amazon

Chris Higgins

Zoomii is an alternate approach to browsing Amazon, and it attempts to make the experience more like that of a bookstore -- but a digital bookstore at that.

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Dust Bowl

Kristen Steagall

In the 1930s, the United States faced one of its greatest natural disasters.

Washington Posed Here: Gilbert Stuart

Andréa Fernandes

A few months ago, reader Bob requested a post on Gilbert Stuart (baptized Gilbert Stewart).

Green Washing Machines

Ransom Riggs

Washing machines are one of those appliances that seem to get fancier-looking as time goes on without anything under the lid changing much; aside from digital readouts and perhaps the occasional touch

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