M.P. Rekola

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Colored History

The oldest known surviving photograph was taken in the 1820’s. Since then, in its nearly 200-year history, the camera has gone everywhere man has: to …

How to recover from start-up failure: 10 tips

It was the summer of 2013, I had just closed my tech start-up and was contemplating what to do next. I decided to attend the G8 Innovation summit, a …

Startups

Claydon Reeves Aeroboat

Inspired by the Spitfire WWII fighter plane, the Claydon Reeves Aeroboat recalls the golden age of flight while staying grounded to the water. The …

Hillary Clinton Was Skeptical of Taliban-Bergdahl Swap

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was personally and intensely involved in the debate over swapping five Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl …

Boehner: Lawmakers briefed on Bergdahl trade 2 years ago, had 'serious' concerns

Top congressional leaders were briefed more than two years ago about the possible exchange of five Guantanamo prisoners for American soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but raised "serious" concerns from the outset about the risks of such a trade, officials say.<p>House Speaker John Boehner and others …

Banksy’s Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Gen. Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charge for Bowe Bergdahl

The Army may consider pursuing an investigation of possible charges of desertion or other violations by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed Saturday after nearly five years in Taliban custody, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.<p>Army Gen. Martin Dempsey noted that U.S. military …

WH apologizes to Senate intel chief for prisoner swap secret

The White House has apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGillibrand calls for Kavanaugh …

Guantanamo Bay

How Obama's team sold the EPA rule

Once again facing a big decision, President Barack Obama chose a familiar path: a walk around the South Lawn of the White House with chief of staff Denis McDonough.<p>This time they brought along John Podesta.<p>Podesta’s a runner, and he couldn’t look more like one. But he’s not used to meetings on the …

Hill leaders didn't know of swap

Three top leaders of the House and Senate were not informed by the White House ahead of time of the deal to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban officials detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was the only congressional leader told in advance …

Shelter: Innermost Home

Hidden in the coastal mountains of northern California is a tiny house built for husband and wife Michael and Diana Lorence, which Diana …

Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and one you can easily improve with these simple tips.<p>Mastering small talk will help you find common ground …