THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Pages

UCLA Uses a High-Tech Sandbox to Teach Topography

Abbey Stone

Researchers at UCLA have turned an ordinary playground sandbox into a powerful (and fun!) research tool.

Around the World, Olive Trees Are In Trouble

Roma Panganiban

Europe has recently been plagued by flies, flooding, drought, and bacterial infestation.

Microsoft's Ultra-Awkward 'Windows 7 House Party' Video

Chris Higgins

Microsoft felt the need to train people on how to conduct a party in their own homes.

12 Dusty Facts About 'Unforgiven'

Eric D Snider

It took 16 tries in the director's chair for Clint Eastwood to finally get some Oscar love.

Words That Rhyme With 'Stressed'

Take the quiz!

Ancient Romans Didn't Use Ketchup—They Had Garum

Kirstin Fawcett

The salty fish sauce survived the centuries, and is still available for purchase today.

25 Things You Should Know About Seattle

Jeff Wells

No. 2: It was originally called New York.

Greek Archaeologists Unearth 'Palace' Near Sparta

Jen Pinkowski

The 10-room complex site is thought to date to the 17th–16th centuries BCE.

17 Wild Facts About 'Hey Dude'

Roger Cormier

Still unknown: the story behind the man-eating jack rabbits we were always warned about.

Why Saturday Morning Cartoons Announced They'd "Be Back After These Messages"

Sonia Weiser

12 Creepy Lullabies From Around the World That Will Keep You Up at Night

Arika Okrent

If there’s one image that sums up all the feelings of sweetness and tenderness in the world, it’s a mother singing a lullaby to her baby.

11 Gossipy Confessions I Learned from Mexican Folk Art

Chris Higgins

Need to thank Saint Francis because your wife stopped alphabetizing her pets? "Retablos" are the wild, wonderful art form you've been waiting for.

Scientists Are Making a Better Artificial Leaf

Michele Debczak

To unlock the secret to renewable energy, science is taking a cue from nature.

15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of Wonderful Museums

Erin McCarthy

It’s impossible to please everyone.

The Deadly Train Crash That Started a Trend

Stacy Conradt

In 1896, two locomotives traveling more than 50 miles per hour smashed into each other. On purpose.

Pages