Influencer Maggie Koerth-Baker - featured

The Courage to Live It: A master class on the business of freelancing.

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Dates: August 24-27, 2014 Place: The Mountain Research Station, west of Boulder Colorado. Deadlines and fees Online ApplicationYou know how to write and you’ve already done some freelancing, but ...

A visit to a legal recreational marijuana store

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hmm interesting. I'll have to check out what a book I have at home says to do about them. It seems we do have them in Australia and this page deals with a few management techniques - the most effective of which seems to be its natural predators.http://www.greenharvest.com.au/PestControlOrganic/Information/WhiteflyControl.html

Why are diamonds clear, but coal black?

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9 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Maggie Koerth-Baker answers a new Science Question from a Toddler.

NASA ARC on USTREAM: Ames Research Center is NASA's center in Silicon Valley, California. We enable exploration through selected development of innovative ...

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Ames Research Center is NASA's center in Silicon Valley, California. We enable exploration through selected development of innovative technologies and interdisciplinary scientific discovery.

Zero G Day again: Nope. Just, nope.

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19 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
If you’re wondering what that repeated thumping sound is, it’s echoes of me hitting my head against my desk. I’m used to seeing a certain level of silliness when I open Twitter in the morning; it’s Twitter, after all. What I wasn’t prepared for was a tweet by ...

Concrete-Dissolving Bacteria Are Destroying Our Sewers

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6 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Underground in places nobody likes to look, bacteria are doing terrible things to our sewage pipes. The concrete pipes that carry our waste are litera...

Maggie Koerth-Baker – Spock-Like Things In a Kirk-Like World

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2 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
In retrospect, the electric light seems like an instant win. In grade school, we all learned this history as a very simple story – Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb in 1879 and, yada yada yada, s...

This Is What the GOP's War On Science Looks Like

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45 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
I've seen some surreal moments in our nation's capitol, but few can compare to watching Republican members of Congress lecture John Holdren last week on the meaning of "science." Here are some highlights.

Two new discoveries, one space object: Planetoids in the news

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2 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Our solar system has eight planets (again, sorry Pluto). But it has many, many more planetoids — more than 600,000 at last count.

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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18 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at Columbia University on Monday.

Kickstarter >> Nonvella Publishing: Short Books, Big Stories by Tyee Bridge and Anne Casselman

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13 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The craft brewing of publishing. Fair trade. Very quaffable. New nonfiction at just-right lengths by emerging & award-winning writers.

To bicycle or not to bicycle?

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Two years ago, I was quoted by a Star Tribune reporter saying that I do not wear a helmet while bicycling because I don’t want the activity to appear dangerous or scary

Community Post: 12 Items To Improve Your Wineaholic Lifestyle

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Whether you prefer red, white, or you swing both ways, these items will make your wineaholic lifestyle a whole lot easier.

Understanding the #CancelColbert Campaign

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69 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
#CancelColbert may have been silly, but it’s worth asking if those of us who find it distasteful know as much about the intentions of the hashtag activists as we think we do.

Fight over Rooftop Solar Forecasts a Bright Future for Cleaner Energy

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As the cost of solar power drops, more consumers find that they hold the upper hand as utilities fight to maintain paying customers and the relevance of the grid

Channing Tatum May Play Gambit, Who Is a Terrible Superhero

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Cocksure without being arrogant, centered but never self-serious, Tatum just radiates good-dude-ness, and it's hard to begrudge him his chance to give the old superhero-franchise money tree a few s...

This Is a Generic Brand Video

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This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of "This Is a Generic Brand Video," written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. No surpr...

Hobby Lobby, IUDs, and the facts

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide later this year whether a corporation can have religious beliefs. Maggie Koerth-Baker looks at the science of birth control, and how it might inform the debate.

Pterosaurs: Winged, awesome, and surprisingly rare

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8 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Pterosaurs weren't birds. They weren't dinosaurs, either. And they are definitely more than just pterodactyls. As an order, the pterosaurs contained a huge amount of diversity.

Minneapolis taco delivery

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8 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
We are Taco Cat, a bike-only taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.

Kanye West Got Peed On

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1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
In today’s gossip roundup: Kim Kardashian told Seth Meyers that baby North West peed on Kanye during their Vogue fashion shoot, Kim and Kanye step out for dinner with Anna Wintour, and George Clooney’s ex has a whole new life.

Can Breast Milk Cure My Child’s Eye Infection?

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1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for infants, and it gives them immune protection that no formula company has been able to replicate. How many other secrets does it contain? Many mothers clai...

Could the Game of Thrones poisoning happen in real life?

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Cyanide, deadly nightshade and pesticides have disturbingly similar symptoms to the toxin that took a powerful character's life, writes Rachel Nuwer. Warning: this post is laced with potent spoilers.