Michael L. Plumb

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Never-Before-Seen Viruses With Weird DNA Were Just Discovered in The Ocean

Holy crap!<p>The ocean is crowded. As many as 10 million viruses can be found squirming in a single millilitre of its water, and it turns out they have …

Biology

Kevin Harvick glad to see evolving Cup schedule, but wants more changes

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – If Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts a Cup race on its infield road course just once it would be worth it to Kevin …

Motorsport

Usain Bolt aims for March training with Borussia Dortmund

<b>Usain Bolt</b> will try to train with Borussia Dortmund in March, but nothing has been arranged yet, his agent said Sunday.<p>Earlier Sunday, a newspaper …

Athletics

Floyd Mayweather Responds to #MeToo Question by Talking About His Wealth

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather said during an interview with Jordyn Taylor of <i>Men's Health</i> that he didn't know about the #MeToo movement, which has encouraged women to speak out against sexual harassers and abusers and to support those who have come forward.<p>Mayweather also joked about his own wealth …

LeBron defends Browns over 0-16 parade

Browns fans held a “0-16” parade for their football team, and King James responded.<p>Many in the football world already knew the Cleveland Browns were …

Football (U.S.)

CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats Opened Contract Negotiations With Johnny Manziel

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats started contract negotiations with Johnny Manziel Sunday.<p>The Tiger-Cats have the contract rights of the 2012 Heisman Trophy …

Bill Cowher jumped through a table and was so pleased with himself

#BillsMafia<p>When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When covering the Bills, do as Bills Mafia do.<p>This isn’t a true dive. Look, I’ll give it a pass because he’s in a suit -- but Bills fans do this on the reg, except it’s onto an asphalt parking lot and the table is on fire. Still though, look how happy …

John Wall signed a 5-year deal to return to Adidas, per report

Wall is back with Adidas after testing sneaker free agency for the last two seasons<p>John Wall has returned to Adidas under a new 5-year deal after testing the sneaker free agency market over the last two seasons, according to a report from The Vertical’s Shams Charania.<p>Wall had been in talks with …

‘What the Forecast?!!’ is the honest weather app you didn’t think you needed

<i>App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday</i> …

New York Community Bancorp: A Well-Run Bank At A Bargain Price

New York Community Bancorp's acquisition of Astoria Financial fell apart nearly two years ago, yet the bank is still suffering from the after-effects …

Things Go Better With Coke, Laxative Edition

TOKYO—In a country where grilled fish is a breakfast food and many think the stinkiest soybeans are the tastiest, it stands to reason Coke is now a health drink.<p>Once a month, Hideaki Iwaya sits at the dinner table for pizza night with his wife and two teenage daughters. They recently revised their …

Advertising

Humans Can Fly in This Drone-Like Electric Hybrid 'Octocopter'

It's a drone, it's a plane, it's a SureFly.<p>The company that partnered with UPS to create a package-delivering drone is ready to fly its new passenger aerial vehicle.<p>The SureFly, a two-seater electric hybrid helicopter (or “octocopter,” because of its eight propellers), has received approval from …

When Companies End Remote Work, This Is What They're Really Saying (Hint: It's About Trust)

Keep your people engaged, and they'll be effective no matter where their desk is.<p>The debate over remote work rages on. At the heart of the issue is collaboration and, by extension, creativity, and innovation.<p>How well can teammates <i>really</i> work together when they're not in the same building? Don't we …

Remote Working

‘50 urban blocks’ offers inspiration for stumped city designers

Lay ‘em out, pin ‘em up<p>Sure, there are oodles of architecture-themed playing cards, holiday cards, and even “Cards Against Urbanity.” But here’s a new, more productive deck from a+t Architecture Publishers: 50 Urban Blocks. The pack of 50 cards was created as a simple tool in the process of …

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor. While doctors roam the halls trying to prevent infections, Chief Information Officer Theresa Meadows is worried about another kind of virus.<p>"The last thing …

Cybersecurity

The F Pattern: Understanding How Users Scan Content

July 24, 2017Reading online is a little different than the way you read textbooks high school and college. Today, when people find content on the web …

Web Design

D.C. adds officers dedicated to improving city’s resilience

The District added a position last week with a trendy name and a wide-ranging goal: chief resilience officer.<p>Kevin Bush, who was appointed to the position by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), is charged with developing strategies to address long-term stresses the city faces — including economic …

Urban Design

Minimalist home with moving walls rises outside Tokyo

A modular floorplan creates flexible spaces<p>Another minimalist home has risen in the suburbs of Tokyo, where it takes advantage of its narrow site and adheres to local regulations without sacrificing clever design.<p>Local firm Camp Design created the three-story house (called House Between Curb), and …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

Top 20 Tiny Home Designs and their Costs - Smart Green Living Ideas

If you don’t want or can’t afford a brand spanking new, five bedroom home that occupies 4,000 sq. ft., don’t despair! 😉 There’s still a chance for …

Home Improvement

Death to the single family home for a more livable Vancouver says UBC professor

A UBC sociology professor says single family homes are overrated and harmful to health of the city<p>The coveted single family home is becoming less …

Our zoning codes are a relic of a suburban age. There's a better way to plan

Housing prices in Los Angeles are increasingly out of reach and building permits are unpredictable. These challenges seem as endemic to L.A. as sunshine and food trucks. But they don't have to be. They are merely symptoms of a planning deficit that affects how we live, work and experience the …

Urban Design

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

Interior Design

Two Weeks in January: America's secret engagement with Khomeini

<b>On 27 January, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, the man who called the United States "the Great Satan" - sent a secret message to Washington.</b><p>From his home in exile outside Paris, the defiant leader of the Iranian revolution effectively offered the Carter …

Why Americans Will No Longer Be Able to Afford to Live in American Cities

It's all connected. Stocks and bonds are not making the kind of returns the rich want. The global economy is not growing fast enough. Large sections …

How A Controversial Politician Designed A Better Mini

The original Mini is, quite deservedly, considered one of the greatest designs in all of motoring. It’s a triumph of packaging that defined a …

Quilting

Fiorina demands spot in ABC debate

February 04, 2016 | 10:31 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/04/world/fiorina/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/04/world/fiorina/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" …

Government

Henry Kissinger, Hillary Clinton’s Tutor in War and Peace

Clinton just can’t quit him. Even as she is trying to outflank Bernie on his left, Hillary Clinton can’t help but stutter the name of Henry …