Electric bacteria found in the human gut

  Michael Irving – An artist’s rendition of Listeria bacteria, which have been found to produce electricity (Credit: UC Berkeley/Amy Ca. The diverse microbes that live in our gut keep turning up new surprises. In recent years this tiny ecosystem has been found to …

Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here

Free credit freezes are here.  by Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, …

The best open source alternatives to your everyday apps

  James Holloway – Open source provides a compelling alternative to proprietary software (Credit: bizoon/Depositphotos) There are many compelling reasons to use open source software, where the code behind an app is free for anyone to view or contribute to. There’s the obvious …

They’re back! It’s tarantula time at Bandelier

By Joanie Budzileni – Around here, in Bandelier National Monument and many other parts of New Mexico, everyone starts noticing tarantulas about this time of year.  Autumn is the time when males mature and start out on their quest to find a mate.  This exposes …

Trees That Refuse To Die!

Trees have been around for about a million years, and as you can see from these incredible pictures, there’s a good reason why they’ve survived for so long. Whether they’re growing in the middle of gale-force winds, on the tops of rocky platforms, …

Wise giving after a hurricane

Wise giving after a hurricane September 12, 2018 – by Colleen Tressler – Consumer Education Specialist, FTC –   The 2018 hurricane season is upon us. If you haven’t made storm preparations, now is the time. The FTC has information to help you …

Why some say a secret mind ray attacked U.S. embassies

by Robby Berman – Is someone firing a microwave weapon as U.S. embassy workers? (Peter Kim) It’s clear that something odd happened to the three dozen/plus U.S. embassy workers and family members in Cuba and China. Initially, victims’ reports of experiencing loud sounds …

If you want to spot a narcissist, look at the eyebrows

by Matt Davis – Big Think illustration / Actor Peter Gallagher attends the 24th and final ‘A Night at Sardi’s’ to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodríguez/Getty …

$1,500 tēmi personal robot goes on sale soon

  James Holloway – Temi will go on sale worldwide October 1, 2018, for the confirmed price of US $1,500 (Credit: James Holloway/New Atlas). The personal robot Temi put in an appearance at IFA recently, alongside the news that it will go on sale …

The Legend of Benin’s Fearless Female Warriors

This fierce all-female army was so ruthless that European colonists called them the Amazons after the merciless warriors of Greek mythology. by Fleur Macdonald – Actors Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan earned high praise for their roles in the 2018 Marvel film …

Zozobra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Old Man Gloom a.k.a. Zozobra burning at Fiestas de Santa Fe, September 8, 2005. Photo by Jeff Weiss. Zozobra (“Old Man Gloom”) is a 50 feet high giant marionette effigy that is built and burned during the annual …

Electric bacteria found in the human gut

  Michael Irving – An artist’s rendition of Listeria bacteria, which have been found to produce electricity (Credit: UC Berkeley/Amy Ca. The diverse microbes that live in our gut keep turning up new surprises. In recent years this tiny ecosystem has been found to …

Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here

Free credit freezes are here.  by Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, …

The best open source alternatives to your everyday apps

  James Holloway – Open source provides a compelling alternative to proprietary software (Credit: bizoon/Depositphotos) There are many compelling reasons to use open source software, where the code behind an app is free for anyone to view or contribute to. There’s the obvious …