THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Hey! Who you callin' a Neanderthal?

Mary

The Times reports today that scientists are reconstructing the Neanderthal genome, which has led to lots of debate about whether we should clone one, were that possible.

Only the greatest magazine titles of all time

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to BoingBoing, Amazon.com has been threatened with a lawsuit from the American Humane Society for choosing to hawk subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines on their site: The Gamecock (cu

Just Plain Bananas

Mangesh Hattikudur

How is it that I've never stumbled across The Tattooed Banana site before?

Is this how we'll take medication in the future?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to the New Scientist Inventions Blog (which scours US patent applications for interesting finds), Hewlett-Packard is attempting to help control prescription drug abuse by creating an inhaler

My one and only celebrity tribute to Hockessin, DE (and the surrounding areas)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm definitely not trying to turn this page a Flosser Stalker site (c.f.

Amuseum

Mary

The Kircher Society has been running a feature on Lesser-Known Museums all week, including today's Frog Museum, "a collection of 150-year-old satirical tableaus of domestic life in the 19th

Fast food facts

Will Pearson

I've posted a couple times on obesity in America so I thought I'd continue by sharing some fast food facts I read in flipping through Paul Grobman's Vital Statistics: Odds that an A

Coupon Crazy

David K. Israel

So I just went down to get the mail and was once again completely overwhelmed with the amount of coupons in my mailbox.

That's why you've got a fork and knife

Mangesh Hattikudur

Yahoo News is reporting that a 12-foot Burmese Python named Houdini screwed up a magic trick when he tried to make his electric blanket disappear.

No, we will not be making the obvious joke

Mary

Several blogs have been passing around the story of Oxana Malaya, who, as the saying goes, was literally raised by dogs: Oxana is a feral child, one of only about 100 known in the world.

Sound like a genius (albeit a slightly geeky one)

Mary

The not-at-all-daft Carolyn Bickford of "Daft Musings" alerted us to her Comic Book Convention Party Cheat Sheet, inspired by our own Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets.

I thought carrots were supposed to help your vision

Will Pearson

As you know, mental_floss is on a mission to help people feel smart.

Queen of the Oddballs

David K. Israel

Memoirs are a funny business.

Insect Love

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw this gorgeous pic of an African Praying Mantid on ettf.net, and couldn't resist posting it. In fact, I was so fascinated that I broke out the Britannica, and researched a bit online.

Newsflash! Too much Foster's makes you clumsy, hungover

Mary

This just in: Scientists in Australia have discovered that, according to the headline, "DRINKING CAN BE DANGEROUS:" People who drink alcohol are up to four times more likely than non-drinke

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