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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. Advertisements

Stuff Explained Ep13: Halloween

Lucky episode 13 is appropriately dedicated to exploring the history of Halloween! Join us as we trace back the origins of this special and spooky holiday to 2,000 years ago.

Newsworthy – Oct 11th, 2019

Human skulls exhibit Golden Ratio, poor diets can lead to depression, the wealthiest Americans paid a lower tax rate, $700 billion a year of U.S. healthcare spending is wasted. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Sep 13th, 2019

Oil and gas companies are not acting in line with climate goals, Americans’ incomes remained flat in 2018, this week was the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. These, and more, are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Aug 16th, 2019

July was the hottest month ever on record, playing football affects players brains, hydrogen powered planes may reduce emissions, molestation victims in New York have one year to file lawsuits that had previously been barred by the statute of limitations. These, and more, are…

Stuff Explained Ep 01: Ice Cream

Our first ever podcast is now available with the debut episode in which we dive headfirst into the delicious history of ice cream.

Newsworthy – Aug 9th, 2019

Climate change is putting pressure on food and water supplies worldwide, graduates aren’t seeing returns on their education investments, large parts of the country are still without access to reliable broadband services, and more. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.

Newsworthy – Aug 2nd, 2019

Ethiopia planted more than 353 million trees in 12 hours, Capital One’s hack affected more than 106 million people, and wages in the U.S. have stalled over the last three decades while costs have continued to grow. These are the newsworthy stories from this…

Newsworthy – Jul 26th, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to focus more on climate change, the Trump administration will tighten food stamp eligibility, Guatemala has become the largest source of illegal immigration into the U.S., and record high temperatures in Europe have exacerbated a drought. These…

Newsworthy – Jul 19th, 2019

Included in this week’s edition, U.S. manufacturing is moving out of China to other Asian countries, cutbacks on nuclear reactor inspections are being recommended, criminals are using “audio attacks” to steal money from corporations. These are the newsworthy stories from this past week.