The lightbulb hanging in the garage at the fire station in Livermore, California, never dies. When I began working there in the early 1970s we’d swat it for luck, but in 1972, a reporter dated it to the early twentieth century. More than a hundred years since it was made, the incandescent still shines, but no one knows exactly how.
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THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
A photographer-and-ecologist team are on a mission to document the forests’ mightiest members.
YOU CAN TURN FOOD SCRAPS INTO FERTILIZER IN ALMOST ANY CONTAINER. THESE BINS USE THEIR OWN METHODS TO ENCOURAGE THE PROCESS, BUT BOTH KEEP BUGS AND STINK AT BAY.
why can't i forget how to ride a bike?
LEARNING TO PEDAL IS NO EASY FEAT.
the go-anywhere machine
the little rovers that could
MATT KEUNEKE, MARS EXPLORATION ROVER MISSION OPERATIONS MANAGER AT NASA
YOUR MUSCLES DESERVE BETTER THAN YOUR RATTY OLD WORKOUT GEAR. DECK YOURSELF OUT IN THE RIGHT DUDS AND YOU’LL UPGRADE BOTH YOUR PERFORMANCE AND YOUR STYLE.
somethings run in the family
HUGOZEBERG, RESEARCHER AT THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY
listening to trees
MARIANO MORALES, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST AT THE ARGENTINIAN INSTITUTE OF SNOW SCIENCE, GLACIOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
A HARD WORKOUT SHOULDN’T LEAVE YOU WITH LINGERING PAIN. THE RIGHT RECOVERY TOOLS WILL HELP INCREASE BLOOD FLOW AND FIGHT FATIGUE TO SOOTHE YOUR ACHES.
SOME UBER, LYFT DRIVERS SUE OVER CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURE
Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections.
Upgrading by downsizing
Builder believes tiny homes have large variety of uses
It's the BEST Day because I live here & I live now
What makes the best day for me? Any day at all that I wake up in the USA.
Remembrance & a Sacred Earth
LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE mourns our forgetting of our connection with the Earth, inviting us once more to remember, reconnect and rekindle the sacredness of that relationship in our lives.
CALIFORNIA BOARD URGES BIAS REVIEWS OF POLICE SOCIAL MEDIA
California police agencies should routinely review officers’ social media, cellphones and computers for racist, bigoted or other offensive content that contributes to disproportionate police stops of Black people, a state advisory board said Monday.
Latinos are 18% of the U.S. population … … but only 3% of corporate directors
Even big Latin-themed restaurant chains have no Hispanic board members. Activists want to change that
Clutter, Be Gone!
Fifteen minutes a day keeps the mess away
GREAT SCOUT AND PLAINSMAN
WHERE WE'RE HEADED
WHERE WE’RE HEADED
The Tradition of Burnt Wood
An ancient Japanese method for finishing woodwork was adapted by bungalow builders, and it’s back in style.