Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

February 18, 2018

Digital First Media top bidder in auction for Boston Herald

Denver Post -- A Denver-based company has emerged as the winning bidder for a Boston newspaper that filed for bankruptcy in December.

February 18, 2018 04:55 AM

Three Colorado mountain towns rank in top five in U.S. for growth in senior population

Denver Post -- Colorado's mountains aren't the only places showing more white on top. Residents of the resort towns below are graying at some of the fastest...

February 18, 2018 04:54 AM

Woman uses Apple Watch's SOS feature to call 911 after being struck by a drunk driver

BGR -- It almost sounds bizarre to say, but the Apple Watch has helped save a number of lives since its release more than two years ago. Just about...

February 18, 2018 04:09 AM

Major dog food brands recalls shipments tainted with euthanasia drug

BGR -- Shipments of a handful of major dog food brands are being frozen as samples have tested positive for a drug commonly used to euthanize animals....

February 18, 2018 04:07 AM

The best ways to preserve your flowers

Popular Science -- Save your Valentine's Day blossoms.

To preserve your Valentine's Day flowers, you need to remove their moisture with a process...

February 18, 2018 03:54 AM

Fluctuating temperatures are causing massive river ice jams

Popular Science -- These ice chunks are fascinating to look at, but can cause serious flooding.

Warm weather, rain, and melting snow can cause...

February 18, 2018 03:54 AM

Effective Tips for Internet Safety for Kids You Must Read

Infosec -- Security Affairs - Online safety for your kids is very important. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that it needs to be hard work.


February 18, 2018 03:43 AM

20 Life Quotes About Change and Growth

Life -- Productivity Theory - There are very few things everyone has in common, but change is one of them. How that change affects you will depend on...

February 18, 2018 03:20 AM

Gallup Vault: Misjudging Cellphone Adoption

Life -- Gallup Headlines - In 2000, half of Americans lacked a cellphone and about half of these said they had no intention of ever getting one.

February 18, 2018 03:06 AM

Children's Hospital Colorado doctors complete first-ever EXIT to ventricular pacing

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado completed the first-ever EXIT (Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment) to ventricular pacing...

February 18, 2018 03:05 AM

It's Renovation Season - and Home Depot Has 80,000 Seasonal Jobs to Fill

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Looks like spring fever is about to hit, because the job boards are exploding with positions in the home improvement world.


February 18, 2018 03:04 AM

Wellcome, Gallup to Research Attitudes About Science Globally

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Gallup and Wellcome are working together to ask adults worldwide to share their thoughts about science and other issues relating...

February 18, 2018 03:04 AM

Jupiter's Swirling Cloud Formations

Life -- NASA Image of the day - See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA's...

February 18, 2018 03:00 AM

The Flu Shot Is 36 Percent Effective This Year

Life -- Lifehacker - After a few months of hand-wringing over the flu vaccine's 10 percent effectiveness against one strain of flu in Australia, we finally...

February 18, 2018 02:50 AM

IndyCar's James Hinchcliffe takes Olympic curling very seriously

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports -- Hockey is Canada's national sport, right? Or should that be hockey is Canada's national sport, eh? Everybody knows that, eh?...

February 18, 2018 02:10 AM

Study: 73% of fish in the Northwestern Atlantic have plastic in their guts

Think -- Big Think - And that's the good news, because the percentage found in your tap water is much higher. Read More

February 18, 2018 02:09 AM

February 17, 2018

How to Fix the Most Soul-Crushing Meetings

Think -- HBR.org - Meetings are notoriously one of organizational life's most insufferable realities. U.S. companies...

February 17, 2018 11:58 PM

February 16, 2018

Former Apple developer explains why the company's software is struggling

BGR -- In recent months, Apple's software development has been called into question like never before. Between a critical security bug in macOS, a brand-new...

February 16, 2018 07:34 PM

Project Fi will now let you know if you're covered ahead of international trips

The Verge -- Google's Project Fi has announced it is expanding its international coverage, making it now available in 170 countries and territories. Additionally,...

February 16, 2018 07:28 PM

Why BMW keeps Mini undercover in Brooklym

The Verge -- Last week I visited Urban-X Demo Day held at A/D/O in Brooklyn, a 23,000 square foot space that houses co-working space and a restaurant, and...

February 16, 2018 07:27 PM

Fiat Chrysler sent an over-the-air update that is causing Uconnect to endlessly reboot

The Verge -- Being able to update your car's user interface over the air means better access to new features, with fewer trips to the dealer, and - ideally...

February 16, 2018 07:21 PM

There's no such thing as naturally orange cheese

Popular Science -- Or: how dairy farmers discovered the importance of food coloring on perceived taste.

Most of us never question why particular...

February 16, 2018 07:19 PM

WATCH: 24 of the most famous space launches ever

Popular Science -- SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.

On February 6, SpaceX tested its Falcon Heavy rocket, the largest since NASA's...

February 16, 2018 07:17 PM

China shot down another missile in space

Popular Science -- Like a hypersonic bullet hitting another hypersonic bullet.

This month, China used a long-range missile to shoot...

February 16, 2018 07:16 PM

How much can Olympic uniforms help or hurt an athlete?

Popular Science -- The right tech can make you literally dressed for success.

When it comes to Olympic get-ups, it's about more than just looking...

February 16, 2018 07:16 PM

I rode an electric LimeBike around downtown Seattle - and up a hill - and lived to tell the tale

GeekWire -- The phrase "it's just like riding a bike" has never resonated with me. I know it's supposed to mean that the task ahead will be smooth, easy...

February 16, 2018 06:58 PM

Enceladus in Silhouette

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - Enceladus in Silhouette

February 16, 2018 06:22 PM

Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images

Life -- Lifehacker - Psssst. Want to make your kid think you're a sorcerer? I've got a trick.

February 16, 2018 06:20 PM

These are the 10 Healthiest Cities in the U.S. Did Yours Make the List?

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - The United States makes up a huge swath of North America and there are all kinds of ways to decide where to call home.


February 16, 2018 06:19 PM

Immigration Jumps as Top Problem, Still Trails Government

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' mentions of immigration as the nation's top problem jumped to 15% in February, still trailing government but one...

February 16, 2018 06:11 PM

Running Helps Brain Stave off Effects of Chronic Stress

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers report running can help mitigate the impact chronic stress has on the hippocampus.

February 16, 2018 06:09 PM

Working at This Desk Bike Didn't Make Me Any Fitter

Life -- Lifehacker - I'm sitting, peddling, shaking, typing - all at my desk - in search of the "zone." The zone, you see, is an ellipsis. It's when...

February 16, 2018 06:07 PM

Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - "To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow...

February 16, 2018 06:06 PM

Clyde Foster

Life -- NASA Image of the day - In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where...

February 16, 2018 06:06 PM

Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's disease

Life -- EurekAlert - Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience...

February 16, 2018 06:05 PM

When a high school mass shooting hits home

Life -- Work/Life Balancing Act - My son came home from high school yesterday extremely upset. He had learned about a school shooting on social media...

February 16, 2018 06:04 PM

28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Google Assistant is artificial intelligence at your fingertips - but sometimes, it can be tough to know what to ask an omniscient...

February 16, 2018 06:01 PM

Six famous writers who never made a dime writing

Think -- Big Think - We all love the art, but we often forget the difficulty of being an artist. Here are some of the most famous, greatest writers of...

February 16, 2018 05:09 PM

Gene-altering treatments are medicine's best shot yet against Huntington's disease

Think -- MIT Technology Review - After 25 years, scientists are starting to make progress against the devastating illness.

February 16, 2018 05:08 PM

There's one way to stop school shootings without taking away anyone's guns

Think -- Big Think - One achievable solution can stop the epidemic of school shootings in the United States without restricting the guns of law-abiding...

February 16, 2018 05:07 PM

February 15, 2018

Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery

Life -- EurekAlert - Amyloid beta pathology -- protein deposits in the brain - might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments,...

February 15, 2018 06:50 PM

What Climbing Mt Everest Taught Me About Productivity

Life -- Asian Efficiency - This is a guest blog by Fiona Adler. She is a marketer, mountaineer, and mum and although she's Australian, she is currently...

February 15, 2018 06:28 PM

What To Expect When You Become A Grandparent

Life -- Better After 50 - I've had an opportunity to speak with a lovely lady and a wonderful grandma who has shared some of her own insights on being...

February 15, 2018 06:19 PM

Obama's First Retrospective Job Approval Rating Is 63%

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Barack Obama's first retrospective job approval rating trails only those of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

February 15, 2018 06:19 PM

Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Life -- EurekAlert - A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is...

February 15, 2018 06:19 PM

In the Heart of the Heart Nebula

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - What's that inside the Heart Nebula?

February 15, 2018 06:19 PM

U.S. Satisfaction Jumps to Highest Since Trump Took Office

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans' satisfaction with the direction of the country jumped markedly in February, driven by increased optimism among...

February 15, 2018 06:15 PM

Dance of auroras

Life -- EurekAlert - The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere -- commonly known as the Northern Lights -- has been directly observed...

February 15, 2018 06:14 PM

Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work?

Life -- EurekAlert - How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality...

February 15, 2018 06:12 PM