Henry Mitchell

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Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in: $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like they do with mine. (You can pop some earbuddies on them but then you have to remove …

Tech Trends

Download an Archive of 16,000 Sound Effects from the BBC: A Fascinating History of the 20th Century in Sound

I was crate digging at my local used vinyl emporium a little while ago and came across some sound effects records from the early ‘60s. Nothing …

TV shows

This Fidget Toy Will Help You Stay Focused at Work

The fidget spinner might have seemed like just another strange fad, but the science behind it and other "fidget toys" is somewhat compelling. If …

Kids

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

Douma 'attack': How do you test for chemical weapons?

<b>A week after they gathered in Syria, inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are finally gaining access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma.</b><p>Rescue workers and opposition activists say government aircraft dropped barrel bombs filled with …

Middle East

Syria 'chemical' attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

<b>International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis.</b><p>The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items.<p>Last …

Middle East

17 Behind-The-Scenes Movie Facts That Are So Freakin' Weird, They Sound Made Up

Jim Carrey needed CIA torture-endurance training for How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Construction

Garlic Broth

Sick days (real ones, at least) are unpredictable, so having a back-pocket broth that doesn’t require recipe planning should be part of your medicine …

Garlic

Every Black Person Has Had A 'Starbucks Moment'

It’s hard to fully convey what it’s like to be black in America today to those who don’t share the experience. In my work as a civil rights attorney and advocate, I often call out those in positions of authority for the disparate treatment of people of color. Last week, just three short days after …

Race & Ethnicity

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

Bad News for President Trump

The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.<p>One feature of the truth is that it doesn’t change much. A lie is hard to sustain. The details may change in each retelling because the liar is not actually remembering the events, but instead remembering the telling of the events. The truth, by …

Donald Trump

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together water, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, and garlic in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add pork, and sprinkle with salt and …

Cooking

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a 'true hero of Gallipoli' more than 100 years later

For a century, Gallipoli veteran Private Edward Attfield was thought to have deserted from the Australian Army.<p>But a Victorian researcher has helped …

History

Protect your iPhone and add new camera lenses at the same time

In the bad old days, you had to make a choice with your smartphone: Do you want a protective case, or do you want cool features? The Ztylus Revolver …

Tech Trends

The new Star Wars novel goes deep into the past and future of Han Solo

What makes a good Han Solo story?<p><i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> hits theaters in just over a month. The standalone Star Wars film follows in the footsteps of <i>Rogue One</i>: a story that stands apart from the “saga” backbone of the franchise, ie, the story of the Skywalkers and their fight against the forces of …

Star Wars

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? …

Information Systems

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

How to use sexting to improve your marriage

Tips for getting the conversation started — and making sure it remains for their eyes only.<p>What was the last text you sent your spouse? "Have a good day." "Can you grab milk on your way home?" "I'll pick up the kids today."<p>It may be time to get your mind out of your to-do list and into the …

Relationships

61 Sensational Soviet Space Posters

Artists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space. The Communists would bring peace and prosperity not only to the …

Posters

Remembering the Red Baron on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

How the name of WWI’s greatest ace stays alive even as the Great War is forgotten.<p>If you’re a fan of World War I films, 2017 was a big year, in the …

World History

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

The Best Camping and Hiking Gear You Can Find on Amazon

We rounded up Amazon shoppers’ favorite outdoor gear — from tents to backpacks to bug spray.<p>When you need a break from everyday life, there's no …

Camping

Pioneer doctor Asperger was Nazi collaborator who 'sent children to their deaths'

The pioneering Austrian paediatrician whose name came to describe patients with Asperger’s syndrome was in fact a Nazi collaborator who sent children to their deaths, new research reveals.<p>Hans Asperger has for decades been regarded as a hero in the field of autism treatment and research, said to …

Autism

Listen to Prince's Original Version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' ... Then Cry

On Thursday, the estate of musical icon Prince released the original recording of his song <i>“</i>Nothing Compares 2 U” recorded in 1984.<p>Before Sinead …

NAACP Image Awards

The Storied History of the Spooky Physics Behind China's Teleportation Success

God does not play dice with the universe. He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the …

Quantum Mechanics

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Operating Systems

The First Black Hole Close-Up

Astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Luminet didn’t have a supercomputer when he showed the world what a black hole looks like. He just had an IBM 7040 and a …

Black Holes

Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button

When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside …

Remote Controls

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

BEIRUT (AP) — Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims.<p>Gunmen shot at the U.N. …

Middle East

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology