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Transform the world in shop classupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:06:00

I spent this morning in a woodshop, teaching teenagers how to prototype roof joists for public chicken coops. And not just any teenagers -- loud, unruly, secretly brilliant, very underprivileged teenagers.

Teaching design for changeupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:06:00

Emily Pilloton teaches a design-build class that brings new opportunities to North Carolina's poorest county.

Facebook knows when you'll break upupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:32:00

Worried about when you might get dumped? Facebook knows.

From one pig -- bacon and 184 other thingsupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 10:16:00

At first, Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma thought she would pick one cow and document all of the uses to which it would ultimately be put.

How pig parts make the world turnupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 10:16:00

Christien Meindertsma looks at the afterlife of the pig, parts of which make their way into 185 non-pork products.

Our galaxy is rich in Earth-sized planetsupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:37:00

Since the time of Nicolaus Copernicus five centuries ago, people have wondered whether there are other planets like Earth in the universe. Today scientists are closer than ever to an answer -- and it appears to be that the Milky Way galaxy is rich in Earth-sized planets, according to astronomer Dimitar Sasselov.

Planets may answer age-old questionsupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:37:00

Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov searches for Earthlike planets that may answer questions about the origin of life elsewhere.

WikiLeaks head steps out of the shadowsupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 15:36:00

A surprise appearance by founder Julian Assange at the TED Global conference in Oxford, England, has cast new light on the activities of the site and its mysterious leader.

Fortune: A job you hate, but it's a jobupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 09:46:00

Dear Annie: Please settle an argument. My husband has a management job that was stressful enough before the recession but, over the past year and a half, has gotten much worse. He is obviously miserable, and I think he should look for another position -- even in this rotten job market -- before his current situation damages his health and his career.

CNNMoney: U.S. broadband lags Asian nationsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:06:00

South Korea leads the world in providing broadband services, according to a study released on Thursday. The United States did not make the top 10.

Armchair astronomer discovers unique 'cosmic ghost'updated: Fri Feb 06 2009 10:11:00

Hanny van Arkel was poring over photos of galaxies on the Internet in August 2007 when she stumbled across a strange object in the night sky: a bright, gaseous mass with a gaping hole in its middle.

Pick's destination on biofuel road tripupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 17:02:00's Cody McCloy and his trusty colleague Brian Hardy want your input on where they should stop during their biofuel road trip from California to Georgia.

What is biodiesel?updated: Fri Aug 01 2008 17:02:00

Rob Del Bueno of Atlanta's Refuel Biodiesel explains how biodiesel is made, and the environmental benefits of using it.

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