The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow for large-scale military training. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms says the two-week effort involving federal wildlife experts and land managers was...
I once lived in a London apartment with five other girls, one of whom made "fudge" once a week: marshmallows and chocolate chips melted in the microwave and spread into a baking dish. The girls would come home punchdrunk on cheap vodka and British accents and hack at the congealed mess with forks, fingers, whatever. Show More Summary
You could almost say they are drop-dead gorgeous: when certain female dragonflies are pursued by unwanted suitors, they deter them by crashing to the ground
While many budding artists work for success in the music industry, they frequently struggle to get their careers off the ground. Here we cover several simple growth hacks ranging from how to develop your band to properly investing in your career. ____________________________ In this fresh piece of career advice from...
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa. Show More Summary
Operations image of the week: The engineering model of ESA’s new cubesat gets connected to an innovative ground control system for the first time
The Department of Commerce will publish its first estimate of US economic growth in the first quarter of 2017 on Friday, and it may show that the economy barely grew at all. The Atlanta Fed's widely followed GDPNow tracker, which aggregates...Show More Summary
An assault on the federal judiciary is an abuse of the president's constitutional authority. One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this. Connect the following dots: 1. Show More Summary
Women entrepreneurs describe being degraded and humiliated when trying to get their companies off the ground.
You are then transformed into the forest, standing in front of the biggest tree you have ever seen. Rain starts to fall. The water soaks into the soil – if you put your head close to the ground you can see the water getting pulled into the root system. At this stage the droplets have […]
Groundbreaking ceremonies will take place at One Hudson Square in lower Manhattan Thursday for the Jackie Robinson Museum.
The heat tries to hold its ground into Monday with only a brief challenge Sunday.
Constitutional experts say government is on ‘very dodgy ground’ claiming election purdah forces it to postpone publishing pollution strategy The government’s attempt to delay publishing its air pollution strategy because of the election is “dishonest” and leaves ministers on “very dodgy ground”, according to constitutional experts. Show More Summary
Some people argue that sugar should be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, on the grounds that it’s addictive and toxic. How much sense does that make? We hear from a regulatory advocate, an evidence-based skeptic, a former FDA commissioner — and the organizers of Milktoberfest. The post There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified? appeared first on Freakonomics.
For years, Spaniards watched angrily as corruption-hit politicians appeared to benefit from a get-out-of-jail-free card, but the mood is cautiously changing as the once-powerful find themselves behind bars. Such was public resentment...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged Venezuela to release an American citizen, Joshua Holt, on humanitarian grounds, saying he was being held on "questionable charges."
GoPro's long-awaited drone has finally reached Australian shores. It's not made necessarily for drone enthusiasts, but for GoPro enthusiasts -- the company's fanatic fanbase who already document everything they do on the ground and in the sea. But what's it like to actually fly? More »
The Trump administration, filling the week with warnings over North Korea, is seeking to send a message to the government of Kim Jong Un and the world — and to reach an audience at home as well, with a rare White House hosting of the entire U.S. Senate as the president nears 100 days in office....
NBA coaches know the playoffs. You're either a genius or failure, with no middle ground.
Can people with drastically opposing political views still find common ground? That’s the question behind Heineken’s new advertisement, “Worlds Apart,” in which strangers participate in a social experiment, meeting to build some furniture and get to know each other. Show More Summary