Peter Thivierge

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Amazon Cash eliminates need for bank cards

Amazon just made it easier for cash-only customers to use its marketplace. With Amazon Cash, you can add money directly into your account, no bank accounts or cards necessary.<p>With Cash, a cashier at a participating store will scan your barcode, which you either print out or have on your phone. You …

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights

Drones could someday have a sort of invisible license plate that allows local authorities to determine who the unmanned aerial system (UAS) belongs too. Pitched by Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, the concept for an electronic identification system for small drones is just one of many ideas as the …

Drones

This secret room in Mount Rushmore is having a moment

Abraham Lincoln holds the history of our country’s past.<p>Literally.<p>Tucked inside Lincoln’s frontal lobe in Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, is a secret, inaccessible-to-the-public chamber.<p>The vault was designed by the monument’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, who envisioned it as a room …

National Parks

3 mistakes even good pet owners make

As a board-certified veterinary emergency specialist, I'm often amazed at what owners will put up with as they care for their animals.<p>Take a recent client of mine. She'd brought her sick cat to her regular veterinarian, who said Felix needed intravenous fluids. The vet didn't have 24-hour care, …

Pets

In Wake of Accidental Deaths, Bans on Toy Guns Gaining Ground Across America

In an effort to prevent misjudged police-involved killings such as the fatal shooting of Tyre King, aged 13 — who was killed September 14 in Columbus, Ohio, by officers who mistook his BB gun for a real weapon — towns and cities across America are reviewing and implementing regulation that bans …

Guns

Wait, Why the Hell Is Pluto Emitting X-Rays?

You just can’t keep a good Pluto down. Even after its (admittedly justified) demotion to dwarf planet status exactly 10 years and four days ago, …

Astronomy

Which Shows Will Be Canceled and Renewed

How networks seem to be leaning on the fates of shows on the bubble<p>April TV ratings bring May cancellations — and sometimes renewals, too.<p>Mid-spring …

The 23 most powerful LGBT executives in the world

And since she is openly bisexual, she uses her position of power to lobby for equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.<p>On Friday, she told delegates at the Stonewall Workplace Conference that LGBT inclusion is "still a work in progress" in …

LGBTQI