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Finally, some truly Happy Meals

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's kind of embarrassing to admit that, while I'm no fast-food junkie, I am pretty fond of McDonald's breakfasts.

... but do they offer turndown service?

Ransom Riggs

If the trend-setting Hiltons are involved, the Next Big Thing can't be far.

Celluloid-stumper: Paprikash

David K. Israel

Today's the first day of Autumn [ed. note: actually it's the 23rd!

Hot Wheels

David K. Israel

Next time you're bored at work, and have grown (momentarily) tired with our groovy blog, swing on over to The Old Car Manual Project "“ it's quite possibly the most fun I've had on

Watercooler Ammo: "Lucy's baby"

Mary

A 3.3-million-year-old skull of a juvenile Australopithecus afarensis -- you know the species as "Lucy," the fine fossil specimen named after the Beatles' ode to LSD -- has been found i

Singled Out

Jason English

It's National Singles Week! Started in the 1980s by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio, the week is designed to recognize singles and their contributions to society.

Don't forget to invite Pharrell Williams

Mary

There are only three days left to plan any parties you might want to throw in honor of Neptune (that's right, Pluto, we've moved on).

Parking lot anthropology

Ransom Riggs

How much can you know about a country from looking at its parking lots?

How to steal an election

Mangesh Hattikudur

MIT's Tech Review has a curious article today about the efficacy of voting machines.

Finally, a way that we can all just get along (at the dinner table)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know about you guys, but while I'm fairly adequate with chopsticks, I occasionally stumble onto that rare piece of giant tofu, or onagiri, or whatever, that's so large it needs

Fritz Zwicky, scientist.

Mary

While researching our upcoming cover story on "The Future," I came across an astrophysicist with the most fantastic name in human history: Fritz Zwicky. As early as 1933, [he] was arguing t

So you think you can write?

Mary

You've got just enough time to work up an entry for the Blogger SAT Challenge, which ends today at noon: The New York Times recently published sample top-scoring essays from the new written comp

IQ-tips: eHow

David K. Israel

So my wife and I just bought a new old car, a 1989 Volvo 240 DL. (Any Volvo owners in the house?

Hopefully, I can get a ruling.

Jason English

There are two kinds of people. Those who don't take issue with this post's title, and those now compelled to send me hate mail. Five years ago, I had no idea the second camp existed.

Those sneaky credit card companies

Will Pearson

I found this map on Pennylicious (a terrific blog about money).

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