"Katherine Ashenburg is the author of "The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History" which explores our changing attitudes to washing. From the Romans who made bathing a complete social activity and spent many hours performing their ablutions, to the Middle Ages, when they believed water was the enemy and finally to modern times, when we are almost paranoid about our cleanliness. (Originally aired June 2009)"
Unique historic color video shows Berlin in July 1945 2015-05-06 5:38
New footage has emerged of Berlin in the aftermath of World War II. The video, filmed in July 1945, shows famous landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag in ruins as ordinary citizens try to go about their everyday lives.
The video, shot around two months after the city fell in 1945, shows the utter destruction the German capital underwent ...
Universities Don't Understand Safe Spaces 2015-05-06 1:07
Youtube description: Apparently people don't understand why allowing people to grow up in a perpetual hug box is bad for them. This article's writer does give me some faith in humanity though.
DHS is working on an RFID biometric ID badge that knows when you go to the bathroom 2015-05-06 1:16
A Southern Connecticut State University student named Steve Abbagnaro of Durham is developing technology for DHS through his company, Queralt Inc.
"Started in January 2011 with private funding from the Department of Homeland Security, a multi-national industrial gas company and private shareholders, Queralt has grown from developing elementary sensor solutions to offering the leading cloud-based platform for powering intelligent real-time actions based ...
Sweden's solution to Mediterranean deaths 2015-05-06 0:39
This scene is from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. A summer’s breeze compared to what is now coming from Africa.
Imagine a Danish person who is unhappy with his current life. Then he hears about Canada being this swell place to live. So he sets out in a rowboat from the Danish coast to start a new life. To everyone’s ...