pegi

53 Added | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 37 Following | @pallen209 | Keep up with pegi 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 “pegi”

Baltimore's Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Devour 50,000 Pounds of Harbor Trash Every Day

Trash isn't a pretty sight, but Baltimore's new Water Wheel actually makes collecting garbage look cool and fun. Powered by 30 solar panels and the …

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest …

Future Islands: Meet the band that blew up “Letterman”

Their late-night debut spawned a flurry of memes. Now Future Islands talk to Salon about their new album<p>Sarah Gray<p>April 1, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>If you tuned in to "The Late Show With David Letterman" last month you probably caught a glimpse of Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring -- head bobbing, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

A Culture Of Unchecked Abuse Thrives In Ukraine And Crimea

Since the upheaval in Ukraine began four months ago, the number of kidnappings of journalists and activists has been on the rise, though they've always been part of the Ukrainian political landscape.<p>This week, the country's new government signed an agreement to move closer to the European Union. …

Guinea Says 59 People Have Died In Ebola Outbreak

The West African country of Guinea said on Sunday that 59 people have died during an outbreak of Ebola.<p>The AP reports this is the first time an outbreak of the virus has been detected among humans in the country.<p>Reporting from Dakar, Senegal, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports the death toll may be …

When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Say you know someone, maybe a friend of a friend, who's perfectly pleasant but just sort of lacks any sort of <i>oomph</i>. You don't want to be mean (because, <i>you</i>, unkind? <i>Never</i>), but if you had to describe that person in a really, really honest way, how would you do it?<p>Call the FOF boring? Bland?</i> …

Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

It's been said you can judge the quality of a civilization by the way it treats its prisoners. If that's true, California in 2011 was in poor condition, at least according to the Supreme Court.<p>The justices found that overcrowding was so bad — 150 percent to 180 percent capacity — it was deemed …

With Sobering Science, Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery

Since its founding in the 1930s, Alcoholics Anonymous has become part of the fabric of American society. AA and the many 12-step groups it inspired have become the country's go-to solution for addiction in all of its forms. These recovery programs are mandated by drug courts, prescribed by doctors …

Mila Kunis Is Reportedly Pregnant With Ashton Kutcher's Child

Mila Kunis is pregnant with her first child, E! News is reporting. The actress, 30, is engaged to the father of her future child, Ashton Kutcher, 36.<p>Pregnancy rumors surrounding the couple have been running rampant for a while and have been refuted on more than one occasion. However, E! News was …

'Superbug' TB Sickens 32,000 Kids Each Year, Analysis Finds

CHICAGO — As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by U.S. researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB.<p>Overall, as many as 1 million children become …

Public Health

Could 'Echoes' Provide Break in Search for Missing Jet?

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Ukrainian Utility Blames Glitch for Crimean Power Outages

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Parts of Crimea were hit by power outages late on Sunday and the regional power company blamed them on technical problems in a power line from the Ukrainian mainland to the Black Sea peninsula, which has been wrestled away from Kiev by Moscow.<p>Local residents said there was no …

Russia

What do we actually know about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Not a lot. And probably less than you think.<p>The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is a horrible puzzler. Big jets like the Beijing-bound …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why some pilots point to mechanical error

A lack of hard facts about Flight 370 is leading some aviation experts and pilots to point to potential problems with the plane, not a deliberate …

'Virtual' border fence idea revived. Another 'billion dollar boondoggle'?

The Obama administration wants to build a virtual border fence of sensors and cameras in Arizona. But an earlier attempt failed and questions about …

For Moscow, Crimea may prove an expensive prize

By annexing the Crimean peninsula, Moscow has taken on a region rich in history but poor in resources and cash.<p>Moscow — With dizzying speed, the …

'Strange' dinosaur was closest thing to a bird without being one

Scientists have pieced together a full skeleton of Anzu wyliei, which is not only 'really neat looking,' but suggests that dinosaurs might have been …

Teen's climb to World Trade spire a glimpse into 'parkour' youth culture

The youthful exploit jolted officials in charge of security at the World Trade Center site. But the feat seems to represent something different to …

Turkey bans Twitter - and Turks make it trend worldwide

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan vowed to 'eradicate' Twitter after damaging leaks against him were disseminated on the platform.<p>Istanbul — Turkish …

Crimea will always be Ukrainian

I feel sorry for the people of Crimea who fell for Russia's lie. The regime will soon show them that even the subtropics can have polar nights. …

Russia sanctions 101: five questions you were too embarrassed to ask

What is the United States really doing to try to push Russia to curb its sudden interest in occupying territory outside its borders? Yes, President …

'Divergent' isn't different enough from other YA film adaptations

'Divergent' doesn't do much to separate itself from the pack, but star Shailene Woodley gives a great performance as protagonist Tris and has good …

Affordable Care Act and birth control: Can corporations assert religious rights?

The US Supreme Court this week takes up a key question regarding the Affordable Care Act: Can businesses deny employees certain birth control methods …

Perform an Altruistic Act to Change Your Bad Mood

No one wants to stay in a bad mood, so you can try doing creative exercises or understand the science to turn it around. But one of the easiest ways …

How To Instantly Destroy Fear And Build Self Confidence

This great idea has been in your head for months now, but you are afraid to act on it because you’re worried what your BFF will think. Really. Well, …

3 Keys to Feeling Happy, No Matter What Happens

<b>“Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~Proverb.</b><p>The year 2013 was the happiest …

3 Critical Things To Say When You Talk to Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you an optimist? Pessimist? Idealist? Realist? Perhaps you’re a combination of the above or somewhere in between. After all, the world isn’t …

"Make Yourself Happy So When Others Look at You They Become Happy Too"

Today is the United Nation's International Day of Happiness. It's a great time to reflect on our own happiness—but also how that affects others.<p>The …