THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Republicans < Palpatine < Jesus?

Mary

The Chronicle of Higher Ed doesn't publish all its material online, but when it does, it chooses doozies like this: Jesus is Not a Republican ...

Junetwentyseventh

Mary

Okay, it doesn't have the same ring as "Juneteenth," but today is also a little-known holiday commemorating the freedom of black people historically oppressed by white people, the ind

Crazy "Chameleon" Snake

Will Pearson

 

Soccer Flash

David K. Israel

Okay guys, I'll admit it, I'm getting into the World Cup!

It all makes sense now

Mary

Research on birds has shown that female canaries are more devoted to their young when they hear Al Green -- er, a "sexy" male serenade prior to reproduction: Researchers discovered that

Your daily dose of deep thought...

Mary

... comes courtesy of the brilliant interactive public radio show Open Source, which is focusing today on a subject it knows all too well: The Limits of Crowds.

Will Smart Pills Soon Give us Critical Info from Inside the Body?

Will Pearson

LiveScience reports today on a Smart Pill in development that may be able to take various medical measurements inside the body and transmit those to a computer on the outside for analysis.

Grab a grappa

Mary

I'm always looking around for something interesting to drink (I think there's a word for that?), particularly in the hot, sticky summer when my beloved Highland Park scotch loses some of i

A Hard Day's Birthday

David K. Israel

Actually, I'm celebrating two birthdays today: My brother, Marc's, who's turning 36 (For he's a jolly good fellow...) and my favorite soundtrack album of all-time, the Beatles'

I wonder what she weighs after an event

Will Pearson

 

Out to Launch

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to this month's Wired magazine, speed enthusiast and self-described "inventrapreneur" Brian Walker is planning on shooting himself into space (or at least 20 miles into the a

Italy VS Europe

David K. Israel

I thought it a good time to introduce one of my favorite Italian animators/cartoonists, Bruno Bozzetto.

Darwin's buddy Harriet dies at 176

Will Pearson

The 330 lb giant tortoise whom experts believe Charles Darwin studied while on the Galapagos Islands, died at Australia Zoo this week. Two quick facts from the article:  Hangar said Harriet, wh

Technology at your fingertips

Mary

Lifehacker had some fantastic footage a couple of days ago of a Windows desktop that lets you play with your documents as if they were actual pieces of paper.

Public health announcement

Mary

Talk about a buzzkill -- my boss just waltzed into the office wearing a fabulous new top from a local vintage store, and instead of oohing-and-ahhing as was clearly expected, my co-worker said, "

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