Tag: germany

Newsworthy – Nov 15th, 2019

The Marshall Islands is in danger from rising sea levels and radioactive waste, drug resistant germs are more of a public health issue than previously thought, Instagram to remove “likes” feature. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Stuff Explained Ep14: Daylight Saving Time

Last week (Nov 3rd), we changed our clocks to mark the return to standard time from daylight saving time. But what is DST and why was it implemented? Tune in to learn about the history, pros, and cons of daylight saving time.

Newsworthy – Nov 8th, 2019

Russian engineers have developed impact-proof concrete, Apple wants to help California’s housing and affordability crisis, climate change is affecting centuries old French wineries. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Nov 1st, 2019

The number of flying insects in Germany are dramatically falling, higher rates of obesity and an aging population are leading to surging deaths from heart failure in the U.S., businesses are offering higher pay and hiring less. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories…

Newsworthy – Mar 15th, 2019

The consequences of breeding chickens to grow rapidly, minimalist phones are growing in popularity, FAA grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX fleet, the U.S. Navy is under cyber-siege, and rural American law enforcement unwilling to enforce new gun control measures. These are just a few of…

Newsworthy – Nov 16th, 2018

The FDA cracks down on flavored e-cigarettes, President Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform, U.S. national defense at risk, the elderly will outnumber the young by 2034, and rich New Yorkers are purchasing hiking trips for their dogs. Here are the top newsworthy items from…

Book Review: Jackdaws

It is 1944 and the Allies are preparing for the invasion of Europe. In the occupied town of Sainte-Cecile, the French Resistance is preparing to blow up the chateau that now houses the crucial telephone exchange connecting the French telephone system to that of…

Book Review: Life After Life

This week’s Book Review takes a look at Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, won the 2013 Costa Book Awards (Novel) and was shortlisted for the 2013 Orange Prize for Fiction and It was also selected as one of the 10 Best Books…