THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Things could get ugly

Mary

Since I can't enter the Ernest Hemingway Lookalike pageant -- I mean, I assume it's no girls allowed -- I'm thinking about indulging my competitive spirit elsewhere, on MySpace.

Czech Please!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Two of my favorite historical events have occurred in Prague.

Watch us get Fatter

Will Pearson

                            The CDC and MSN worked together to create a fascinating animated bit about the rise of obesity in America.

Out of Africa, and now back in

David K. Israel

According to this article in The Guardian yesterday, a new book has been published to help Africans understand the Bible. Called the "Africa Bible Commentary," the 1,600-pager, "prov

Very special relativity

Mary

It's been 51 years since his death, but Albert Einstein still makes for good gossip fodder.

Science that matters

Mary

Assuming you've already read the Most Important Question of the Day (because jeez, if it's that important shouldn't you already have read it?), you may also be interested in this tidbit

I missed the Redneck Games!

Will Pearson

 

The importance of being Ernest

Mary

Hey, guys: You've got just 10 more days to grow out your beards, boost your alcohol tolerance, brush up on your boxing (and your knack for writing unadorned but devastating prose) and get down to

So much cooler than a calculator

Mary

... and less Luddite than an abacus, it's the perfect gift for your mathematician friend who has everything: it's Consul the Educated

I love to fly and it shows

Mary

This morning, as I flew from the world's busiest airport to (IMHO) the world's most inefficient airport, I got to wondering why my chosen airline was named after a geographical feature that

Why do Gorillas Eat Rotting Wood?

Will Pearson

 

2's company, 3's a crowd, and 200 is...

David K. Israel

Just to continue on my probability and statistics theme of earlier, after writing the Birthday odds post below, I decided to randomly type the following into my browser's search engine, just to s

Happy Birthday to Me! ... and him... and her...

David K. Israel

I was talking to a friend of mine recently who makes his living as an actuary.

Chic Magnet

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're looking for a an air mattress that truly lives up to the name, check out the new magnetic floating bed designed by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars.

Lost Treasures from Around the World

Will Pearson

I've always wondered what happened to the backpack Delta lost on a flight I took from Boston to Atlanta over a decade ago.  There's a good chance it turned up in the town of Scottsbo

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