Heather

104 Flips | 13 Magazines | 43 Likes | 2 Followers | @heatherakridge | Keep up with Heather on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Heather”

Who’s actually to blame for the looming government shutdown, explained

Let’s get ontological.<p>The prevailing question on Capitol Hill Thursday was not whether the federal government would shut down at midnight on Friday — most people seem to believe it will — but who is going to take the blame for it.<p>Democrats say that Republicans control both chambers of Congress and …

Republicans

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

The foundation of the elixir of life, or just long-life pets?<p>Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used …

The energy transition could be profound – and there's a lot to lose for those who can't keep up

The energy internet, the ‘smart’ grid, solar energy and battery storage are converging and the economic benefits are clear<p>Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like Australia – awash with energy both under and above the ground – …

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

3tags.org is coming soon

The Akridge Family - Miniature golf Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at Firehouse Golf. Gatlinburg trip

Miniature

The Akridge Family - Colton Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Easter Family Trip 2016

Skydiving

The Akridge Family is now on YouTube check us... - Hello Sweetie

Hello Sweetie<p>My name is Heather. I love Doctor Who, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Divergent, Star Trek, Sherlock, Star Wars, and Fifty Shades. Most of …

The Akridge Family - Ryker watching the Prince of Bel-Air

The Akridge Family - Lego Dimensions first set up

The Akridge Family - Lego Dimensions and Dancing!

The Akridge Family - Video game excitement!

The Akridge Family - Old Man Face :) with face swap

The Akridge Family - Ryker fun with face swap

This black hole is an extreme recycler

3tags.org is coming soon

Euro, yen surge as commodity currencies sag on China jitters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro and yen held on to solid gains early on Friday, having enjoyed a short-covering rally as heightened risk aversion took a heavy toll on commodity currencies such as the Australian dollar.<p>A woman walks past a currency exchange office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 7, 2016. …

Rebooted Kepler spacecraft hauls in the planets

article<p>Nature News & Comment<p>Fresh worlds found by K2 mission push beyond original …

This is the most affordable time of year to visit the 39 most popular cities in the US

A recent study by travel-deals site Hipmunk identified the ideal time to visit the most popular travel destinations across the US, analyzing the average cost of airfare, the price of a three-night hotel stay, and weather temperatures.<p>In order to determine the most popular travel destinations, …

IStock

Does Bernie Sanders Understand He's About To Abolish The Credit Card Industry And Cause A Recession?

I came across something in Salon which, even for there, seemed to me to be a very odd thing to be celebrating. Which is a speech Bernie Sanders gave in which he threatened to pretty much kill off the entire credit card industry. That isn’t, of course, what he thinks he said but it is the meaning of …

3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make

<b>3 Common Mistakes Most Starting Entrepreneurs Make</b><p>Many people dream of quitting the 9 to 5 grind to go into business for themselves. Entrepreneurship success can mean a life filled with freedom and financial independence; a seemingly impossible goal that many of us share. What keeps most people …

Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn’t require water and is more than twice as strong.<p>Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet. The Romans and Egyptians built their empires upon it, and when their formula for concrete was lost, …

The Oculus Rift is finally launching, but maybe wait for the awesome Touch controllers

LAS VEGAS — Last summer, I said HTC's Vive VR headset and not the Oculus Rift convinced me VR is the future.<p>After trying out the consumer version of …

Virtual Reality

It's been another chaotic day on Chinese markets

Up 3%, down 2%, and then back higher again. That's not an exaggeration; it's the actual description of the first 15 minutes of trade on the benchmark Shanghai Composite index.<p>The chart below reveals the percentage change in the benchmark Shanghai Composite index over the session. Eventually it …

Travel From New York To London In Less Than 30 Minutes Aboard This Supersonic Concept Craft

Imagine boarding a train in New York City and touching down in London on a plane less than an hour later—without moving a muscle.<p>Skreemr—a transport hybrid concept designed to travel at Mach 10—would allow you to do just that.<p>The brainchild of industrial designers Charles Bombardier and Ray …

Aviation

End 'business as usual' with North Korea, U.S. tells China

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States called on China on Thursday to end “business as usual” with its ally North Korea after Pyongyang defied world powers by announcing it had tested a hydrogen bomb.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry votes at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, …

Wisconsin Governor Says He Won't Pardon Making a Murderer Subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

A petition calling for a presidential pardon for <i>Making a Murderer</i> subjects Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey now had more than 117,000 signatures – but …