Rolf Tjalsma

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Watch this: Slow-motion footage of a queen bee mating with a drone in mid-air

Amid colony collapse disorder, bees have been the subject of much attention, but a new documentary called <i>More Than Honey</i> has captured an unusually close look at an often ignored aspect of the colonies: mating. The footage captures a rare look at a queen as she descends on a male drone in …

How Dealerships Forced Tesla Motors' Business Model Out Of Texas

Want to buy a Model S from the dealer? If you're in Texas, you're out of luck. Here's why.<p>Tesla Motors is the car company behind the electric Model S, of which we are fans. But along with cars, the company is also trying to innovative on the business-side, skirting the traditional third-party …

When The Dutch Keep Secrets, Everybody Notices. A Google Puzzle

What <i>is</i> this?<p>When I saw it for the first time, here's what I knew: It's a Google image found on Google Maps, taken by a satellite, plucked and blogged by photographer/sleuth, Mishka Henner. It's a patch of land near a town called Coevorden, in The Netherlands. There's a road on one side, plowed …

Recipe Of The Day: Shrimp Scampi

The best dinner you can prepare in just 10 minutes.<p>When you need dinner in a hurry, you can't go wrong with shrimp scampi. This simple dish of pasta topped with quickly sauteed shrimp makes a meal that everyone is always happy with -- and it comes together in no time. While there are many …

The 1 percent’s Ivy League loophole

<b>(AP/Jessica Hill)</b><p>Not only do children of rich alumni get admission preferences, now they can get taxpayers to help them, too!<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig • Matthew Bruenig<p>September 9, 2013 3:12pm (UTC)<p>Legacy preference in college admission, or the practice of selecting the offspring of alumni over …