Hazel Brooks

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Extreme school run: children going to great lengths in order to get to school

How Pi Was Nearly Changed to 3.2 … and Copyrighted!

The story above---from our old friend James Grime of Numberphile and Cambridge University---has all the makings of weirdo Americana: bad amateur …

Tourist Trapped: Real Escape Room San Francisco

Back in January, my brother and I sat down to a family dinner with our folks. Alex regaled us with an adventure he and some co-workers went on in Japantown. “They locked 11 of us in a room, and we had to use all these clues and tools to try and find the key to get out.”<p>“Did you get out?”<p>“No! But we …

California's Bay Bridge Hits Trouble Ahead Of Opening Day

Faced with lingering safety concerns over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's new eastern span, California transportation officials say it will take more work — and up to $10 million — to get the bridge ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day.<p>They discovered the problem after massive …

A day in the life

COMPUTERS will die, predicts a character in Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel “Cosmopolis”, because they are “melting into the texture of everyday life.” Even …

After Centuries of Absence, Big Bad Wolves Have Returned to Germany

A recent surge in the canines' presence is dividing farmers and conservationists.<p>BERLIN - Open any number of German children's books, and you'll see this: a villainous wolf preying on a hapless child. From Little Red Riding Hood to stories of wolves eating German soldiers marching home from Russia …