THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Things Not to Name Your Pet

Ransom Riggs

I think I'm living in the cat Bermuda Triangle. It seems like every day, another one goes missing, and another 150 missing cat posters decorate the trees and phone poles in my neighborhood.

Brain Game: An E-Z One?

I've been on a riddle kick recently, so we'll close off the work week with a favorite: What starts with an E, ends with an E, usually contains one letter, but is NOT the letter E ? See

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

It's not a tumor, it's a towel! In 1983, surgeons at the Asahi General Hospital in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo performed ulcer surgery and unknowingly left a surgical towel inside the patie

Morning Cup of Links: The Idealism of the 1960s

Miss Cellania

40 years after he witnessed the assassination of RFK, David Steiner regains his idealism by teaching a new generation.

The Quick 10: 10 Uninhabited Spots in the U.S.

Stacy Conradt

Maybe you've noticed... there are a lot of people in the United States. But even with a population of 304,260,083 (so says the U.S.

7 Silly Civic Wagers on Sports

Scott Allen

Does ketchup go well with octopus? Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is about to find out.

Calling All Artophiles!

Andréa Fernandes

In the past, "Feel Art Again" has covered only pre-1900 artists and works of art.

The Height Gap

Chris Higgins

We've blogged about the relationship between height and pay before, as well as height and electability, but I've just come across a four-year-old New Yorker article on height and how it'

5 Cults We Feel OK With

Ransom Riggs

Maybe it's all the news of "Anonymous" protests against Scientology that have been dominating the blogs lately, but it seems the word "cult" is on a lot of people's minds

The Surprising Source of New York's First Environmental Problem

Diana Wolf

Was it the automobile? Was it lead from paint? Was it poor water conditions? No — it was horse pollution.

Brain Game: Hardware Wars

I visited a local hardware store today and bough popcorn and diet soda... not typical hardware store purchases.

The 10 Richest Classical Composers

David K. Israel

My local public radio station KUSC ran a feature not too long ago naming the 10 composers who banked the most money over the course of their careers.

Swimming Without Legs: 3 Inspiring Athletes

Miss Cellania

I remind my children to stretch out their arms and legs to move as much water as they can while swimming. That's the easy way.

Morning Cup of Links: Scientists Killed by Their Experiments

Miss Cellania

Top 10 Scientists Killed or Injured by Their Experiments (plus one). These stories are cautionary, inspiring, and bizarre at the same time. * The History of Guerrilla Marketing.

Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine

Chris Higgins

Danny Hillis is best known for his Connection Machine, a massively parallel supercomputer that led to breakthroughs in computational science and parallel computing.

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