Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:27 am
A new peer-reviewed study by climate scientists finds the rise in sea level during the past two decades has been 60 percent faster than predictions from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The scientists also found that IPCC's estimates for warming temperatures was just right.
Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 5:15 pm
"Radios. They're fun design pieces, but also functional because they were once the only way you could listen. Today, there are so many ways to listen - podcasts, streaming, in your car - but most of these new ways to listen are not as fun as a good, old-fashioned radio."
Girls Can Tell, Sara Selepouchin @girlscantell Listens to WHYY, Philadelphia, PA
Have you ever had a creative project you were eager to get off the ground but you didn't have the funding to make it happen? Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, has helped to develop an online solution that involves the crowd's participation. Kickstarter connects artists and innovators with potential funders who simply learn about projects by visiting the website.
Record-high fuel prices have hammered airlines, forcing executives to eliminate flights, cut back on unprofitable routes and make passengers pay for many perks that used to be free.
Now the airlines are looking at other ways to save money. That means a new opportunity for a plane from the past.
On a typical day at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the "Plane Train" ferries some 200,000 travelers a day between terminals. One of those passengers, Rebecca Hamilton, is on her way home to Florida.
The Ghetto Brothers functioned as one of many youth gangs that formed in the 1960s as economic woes and governmental neglect began to transform New York City's South Bronx for the worse. Led by Benjamin "Benjy" Melendez, the gang was originally, literally, just him and his brothers. As kids, they had called themselves Los Junior Beatles, and that Fab Four influence never left.
Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 1:25 pm
What do self-rising pizza, photographic paper and chain-saw chains have in common? They're all products the U.S has been accused of dumping onto foreign markets.
In other words, some foreign country said U.S. companies were exporting these products at prices lower than they sold for at home — a practice that's covered under international trade rules that the U.S. more than 100 other countries have agreed to.
Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 3:27 pm
Throughout my life I have regularly traveled to my mother's home city of Dublin. During these trips I would regularly see groups of people living in caravans on the sides of the road, and I always wondered who they were and what their lives were like.
I later found out they belonged to a small ethnic minority called "Travellers" — nomads who spend most of their life, literally on the road. While their history has been hard to document — they have no written records — they are thought to have separated from the settled Irish community at least 1,000 years ago.
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 7:54 am
The holidays come in on a rush of cookies and snow (if you are so lucky) and parties and lists, and suddenly it's Jan. 1 and we're wiping the crumbs away and wondering where the year went. I'm currently tiptoeing into the season, my brain still basking in Indian summer despite the rain slated to descend on San Francisco in the coming weeks. "Ready" or not, the time is upon us.