Latest stories - Mark Frauenfelder

10 Hours Ago   RT @Recomendo6: Workshop tips/Living on One Dollar/Quest

2 Days Ago   The keen retro wall clock I bought in January is back on sale on Amazon for $7.50. It's worked like a champ and I haven't had to change the batteries or adjust the time yet.

2 Days Ago   Paul McCartney took a very lucky James Corden on a terrific car tour of Liverpool, they sang Beatles songs, checked out Paul's old haunts (including his childhood home), and generally enjoyed themselves.

2 Days Ago   From Epicurious: "Epicurious challenges coffee expert Dillon Edwards to guess which coffee is more expensive. Edwards breaks down roasts (dark roast vs light roast), processing, freshness, varietals, and source.

2 Days Ago   Nineteen-year-old Cedella Roman, a French citizen staying in Canada, was jogging in White Rock, B.C. when she was stopped by two U.S. border patrol officers. They told her she'd illegally entered the United States.

2 Days Ago   "On Monday, April 20, 2015, I opened a new spreadsheet on my laptop," writes Laura Vanderkam for Fast Company. I put the days of the week along the top.

2 Days Ago   In this Washington Post video, Karen Attiah shows that America has a long history of doing terrible things to families of migrants, Native Americans, slaves, Japanese Americans, and others.

3 Days Ago   Why do Lightning cables fail so frequently? I don't think I've ever had a micro-USB cable malfunction, but Lightning cables go out all the time. Curse you, Apple.

3 Days Ago   If it wasn't for the barrier of hard air, this guy would have been lunch for this stealthy tiger.

3 Days Ago   Sara Netanyahu, wife of scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with misusing state funds. She was indicted this morning. From CNN: In a case known as the "Meals Ordering Affair," prosecutors say Sara Netanyahu used state money to pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the prime minister's residence, according to an indictment filed in Jerusalem's magistrate's court on Thursday.

3 Days Ago Koko, the famous western lowland gorilla who communicated with humans through sign language, died in her sleep Tuesday. She was 46. From NPR: Throughout her life, Koko's abilities made headlines.

3 Days Ago   MJ Hegar is an Air Force veteran whose helicopter was shot down in combat. In this video, she talks about how she fought and won against Pentagon efforts to keep her and other women from ground combat positions in the military.

3 Days Ago   Scotty of Strange Parts went to an employee-less convenience store in Yiwu, China. To enter it, he scanned a QR code on the outside of the building and the door unlocked.

3 Days Ago   Who is smarter: dogs or cats? It's not really meaningful question. Cats have brains suited to the life of a cat, and dogs have the perfect brain for being a dog.

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