THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Should I let my baby play in the sewer?

Will Pearson

Okay, so I'm not really wondering that but it seems like studies continue to come out that indicate that it's better for children to be exposed to dirt and other irritants early in life so t

Mars and her Moons

David K. Israel

My post yesterday about Hawking's vision of a colonized Mars got me searching the internet for more information on the red planet.

Spam spam spam spam spam

Mary

I just got the best piece of weight-loss spam I've ever seen.

Hall. Virginia Hall.

Mary

The smearing of Heather Mills McCartney -- okay, it's not really "smearing" if the tabs say you've been in hard-core German porn, and you have -- has left one-legged young girls be

So easy you can do it in your sleep

Mary

Whenever I feel so sleep-deprived that I just. can't. go. any. further, I think of Randy Gardner -- not because he cheers me up, but because compared to him I have no excuse for whining.

Happy Papa's Day

Will Pearson

 

Wheels and Wheelchairs

Mangesh Hattikudur

OhGizmo has a feature today about the new Hungarian Kenguru car, which seems pretty amazing from OhGizmo's write-up (the Kenguru site has their own write-up, but it's a slightly harder read

Movin' On Up!

David K. Israel

Acording to this article on Brietbart today, British physicist Stephen Hawking says "'...the human race should reach for the stars to survive as the Earth is at risk of being wiped out by a

Working like a dog

Mary

The job market is tough for a lot of us, but apparently at least one segment of the population has its career search well in hand (or paw): dogs. A year ago, Jada, a frisky black mutt, was living in

Drone on (and on, and on...)

David K. Israel

Lockheed Martin has developed Drone technology that has "applications from everything to homeland security to search and rescue," says this new report. Called "Predator B's,&quo

Not feeling well? Maybe this'll help. That didn't do it? Okay, put a walnut on your eye...

Will Pearson

The Cellar had an interesting image of the day yesterday. I've been looking around the office all day for the right supplies to give this a shot.

A Wilde way to go

Mary

As Slate points out today, the rich are different from you and me: They die more glamorously. If you survive paycheck-to-paycheck, you can also rest easy about dying while fleeing paparazzi (Princess

More cowbell!

Mary

Over on The Morning News, there's an article on how music soothes the savage beasts -- okay, not really savage. The author likes to sing to cows, and they like it right back.

What to say when Ted brings up the Magna Carta at the watercooler

Will Pearson

Get ready because Ted (or whatever your office know-it-all is named) is going to mention that it was today in 1215 that the Magna Carta was sealed.

My goooooal: A day without a World Cup post on this blog

Mary

Sadly, that day will not be today, because I have stumbled across the best World Cup coverage on the planet, by writer Austin Kelley. A sample: Legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane retired fr

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