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Mar 18
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Revos Transforms Bikes into E-Bikes in Under 10 Minutes

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Revos Transforms Bikes into E-Bikes in Under 10 Minutes

Revos is a kit designed to attach to a regular bike in order to provide electric power to a ride the user already possesses and, presumably, likes.

The kit is the brainchild of Revolutionworks, which recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £24,184 to bring the project to life. This exceeded the original fundraising goal by nearly 25%.

A "Super Early Bird" package on Kickstarter would have netted a donor the drive unit, battery, pedal assist sensor, battery charger, fitting tool, user manual, and miscellaneous fixings -- all for the sum of £299.

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Mar 16
2019

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Stash of Turtles Discovered at Manila Airport

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Stash of Turtles Discovered at Manila Airport

Airport security has uncovered bizarre items in recent years, but none quite tip the Oddities Scale as a trove of 1,500 turtles and tortoises discovered in items of luggage at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines.

The four suitcases snagged by authorities contained several protected species of turtle. The animals had been bound with duct tape and squeezed between layers of clothes. Miraculously, they were also still alive at the time of discovery.

The luggage carrying the turtles had apparently been transported to the airport by a Filipino national coming into the country from Hong Kong.

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Mar 14
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Final Four Draws...Blackout Curtains?

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Final Four Draws Blackout Curtains

Imagine that there's an approaching basketball tournament, the kind that has employees in cubicle farms everywhere drawing out homemade brackets to guess which teams will advance to the last handful or so.

Organizers of such a tournament would do well to line up media coverage, take care of VIPs, arrange itineraries and accommodations for traveling teams, and coordinate ticket sales and distribution.

But -- put up curtains to keep the sunlight from fouling the eyes of the players themselves?

That's apparently on the to-do list for those responsible for staging the upcoming NCAA men's Final Four basketball event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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Mar 12
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Lack of Data Collection About Women Endangers Their Lives

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Lack of Data Collection About Women Endangers Their LivesCaroline Criado Perez, author of the new book, "Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men", writes that urban planners have seriously come up short by failing to factor a woman's risk of being sexually assaulted in public spaces.

That passage raised the ire of writer Rachel Thompson, who decided to take a closer look by talking to Criado Perez herself, who told Thompson, "What's interesting is that [councils] often say things like, 'oh but the crime doesn't go up,' without accounting for the fact that women don't go out because we've self-imposed a curfew."

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Mar 11
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Using Stained Glass to Kill Bacteria

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Using Stained Glass to Kill Bacteria

The news that stained glass can get rid of certain kinds of bacteria that cause infections naturally brings to mind questions about whether sitting in church for hours -- in the path of light streaming through stained-glass windows -- would be good for a person.

The recent study about potential health benefits from colored glass doesn't delve into that area, but it does point hopefully toward remedies that could entirely kill deadly hospital-type infections within mere hours.

And that's worth both a Hallelujah and Amen.

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Mar 09
2019

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Dude, There’s, Like, a Tiger in Our Weed Spot

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Dude Theres Like a Tiger in Our Weed Spot

While many have cheered the legalization of marijuana in various U.S. states as welcome and long-overdue, it's important to remember to carefully consider before acting upon such a sea change.

The legal reforms are undoubtedly welcome to those who swear by the drug, either for medicinal or recreational purposes, and it's understandable that people would be happy to learn that the government is less involved in this area of their lives.

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Mar 07
2019

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Nature Really Does Help You Feel Better

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Nature Really Does Help You Feel Better

Not exactly all by itself. We have to want to be in and among nature for its effects to provide our mental health with a boost.

That should come as a relief to anyone with access to nature who might have already tried apps, medication, machines, or other remedies to manage their emotions.

Several studies exist on the subject of nature helping to improve our moods. Overall, scientists seem convinced that being out in "green space" can give a positive charge to mental health by bolstering the immune system, stimulating social interaction and physical activity, and permitting overworked minds to find restoration and calm.

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