Athleisure: Fad or Here to Stay?
Athleisure is a fashion trend that combines athletic wear with leisure time. Brian and Carrie discuss the roots of the style and why it has become so popular.
Taiwan at the 2018 Asian Games
Every four years, the Olympic Council of Asia organizes the Asian Games, a multi-sport event featuring the best athletes on the Asian continent. This year the games were held in the Indonesian City of Jakarta from August 18 to September 2.
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the Fifth of November
There is a holiday on the fifth of November that is celebrated by protesters and anarchists. The day received its origins and history from 17th century England, but it is now an annual excuse to get out of the house, don a Guy Fawkes mask, and protest.
Trump's Cabinet Dropping Like Flies
One by one, members of Trump’s cabinet have resigned or been fired since Trump took office in January 2017. Compared to Bush and Obama, Trump’s cabinet turnover is record-breaking.
Puerto Rico Power
Power was finally restored to Puerto Rico after an 11 month nationwide blackout.
The Dawn of Cultured Meat
The meat industry has been widely criticized since the birth of factory farms, but meat has remained a staple of most meals. Scientists have been hard at work developing a synthetic meat that is cheap and tasty. Will this change the way that people look at meat?
A Subterranean Lake on Mars
At the equator on Mars, temperatures can reach a pleasant 20°C. But at the frigidpoles of this planet, it’s usually a bitter -150°C. Most of the water on Mars was thought to have been locked up in ice, until a recent discovery that proved otherwise.
Laura Buxton’s Red Balloon
In 2001, a red balloon was the cause of an eerie coincidence in the English countryside.
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The Tiny House Movement
Seema and Damien discuss the tiny house movement, a fast-growing trend which involves designing, building, and living in small homes, often off the grid.
The Turkey Pardon:
A Thanksgiving Tradition
When we hear the word “pardon,” turkeys don’t usually come to mind. However, around Thanksgiving, a turkey gets pardoned by the president of the United States at an annual ceremony, allowing it to avoid the Thanksgiving dinner table. Abigail and William discuss the strange tradition and some common holiday activities.
Eureka! The Story of Archimedes
Archimedes was a renowned Greek mathematician who lived around 200 BC. Due to the magnitude of his contributions to a multitude of disciplines, Archimedes is regarded as one of the greatest geniuses of all time. Here, Rachel and her son Ian discuss this interesting character.
The Man Who Explodes His Art
Cai Guo-Qiang is a Chinese artist who takes a pyrotechnicapproach to his work. The 2016 documentary Sky Ladder highlights his amazing breadthof artwork.
Green Heart in a Gray City
Urban farming has become much more popular in the last decade. Small plots of land in the city are turned into functioning community gardens. These gardens can produce dozens of different types of fruits and vegetables. Community members volunteer at their local garden, and receive a portion of the harvest.
The Final Straw?
In recent months, several companies and municipalitieshave announced that they will phase out single-use straws. This move has led some to ponder the positive and negative effects of bans on the tiny plastic tubes.