Reducing plastics in gardening will take time, but here are good first steps – Anchorage Daily News

I am sure you’ve heard the reports that we accumulate at least a credit card’s worth of plastic particles in our bodies every year. Plastics are everywhere. They are in soils, found in even the most remote areas and on and on. I will let experts in the field fill this space, and over the next months I am sure they will. All I can say is this is a garden column and gardeners have come to rely way too much on the stuff. So, let’s …….


Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog – The Associated Press – en Español

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber’s record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music.

The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice,” are part of the massive catalog sale deal with Hipgnosis, a U.K-based music investment company.

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The Best Gadgets For Minimizing Super Bowl Sofa Interruptions – Gizmodo

Super Bowl Sunday poses a big challenge for binge-watchers. Streaming services let you pause a show for the occasional snack run, and while broadcast TV still serves up convenient commercial breaks, the ads are often the best part of the big game. If you don’t want to miss a moment, you’ll need to plan ahead to maximize your sofa time.

But don’t stress. With Super Bowl LVII still over two weeks away, you’ve got plenty of time…….


Origami is revolutionizing technology, from medicine to space – National Geographic

A cacophony of barking alerts me to the cardboard box delivered to my front door. Packed inside is a single sheet of white corrugated plastic folded into what looks like a large suitcase. My canine companions take a curious sniff as I unfurl the rigid form, which spans nearly the width of my living room. Pushing outward on the creases of one side, I hear a shockingly loud pop.

The dogs sprint for cover, scrambling across wood floors, while I frantically look for damage, heart pounding. …….


13 Deals on Headphones, Gaming Gear, and Home Office Upgrades – WIRED

IT’s been just long enough since the holidays that the deals are starting to roll back in, particularly on that thing you meant to get for your new console or computer that you forgot. Fortunately, right now you can score some sweet deals on headphones, speakers, iPhone cases, and even vacuums. Because let’s face it: Your home office could probably use a tidy.

Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited acc…….


Alabama mom of 3 ‘violently’ sucked into plane engine was warned to stay back: NTSB – New York Post

An Alabama airport worker who was sucked into a plane engine was pulled in so violently that it shook the entire aircraft, killing her after she had been repeatedly warned to keep her distance, federal investigators found.

Mom of three Courtney Edwards, 34, has been identified as the ground handling agent who was killed in the accident at Montgomery Regional Airport on New Year’s Eve.

She had been working as a ground handling agent for Piedmont Airlines, a su…….

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Ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries –

CHICAGO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, library patrons of all ages are becoming ever more interested in sustainability and self-reliance topics. Libraries, in turn, are enhancing their programming to embrace these timely concerns by organizing instructional workshops, creating community gardens, building beekeeping exhibits, teaching patrons about reducing waste and sustainable food sources, and more. Drawing on real-world initiatives from public, school, and academic libraries acr…….


Stolen dog-walking van with 8 pets inside recovered in San Francisco, animals unharmed – KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco

Stolen dog-walking van with 8 pets inside recovered in San Francisco, animals unharmed

The dog-walking company’s name is ‘No Nonsense Dog Walking,’ but there was certainly some shady activity going on Tuesday evening when the company van with eight dogs inside was stolen in San Francisco. Fortunately this story had a happy ending.

SAN FRANCISCO – The dog-walking company’s name is ‘No Nonsense Dog Walking,’ but there was certainly some shady activity going on Tuesday evening w…….