Just after a New York blizzard last December, Todd Bieber decided to strap on his old skis and trek across Prospect Park in Brooklyn."While I was out there skiing around, I stopped at one point, just to catch my breath," Bieber tells All Things Considered weekend host Guy Raz.
What if you could buy a tablet with a slightly smaller screen than the iPad for half the price or even less? Hackers have been turning e-book readers into tablets for cheap Internet on the go.In fact, San Francisco hacker Mitch Altman doesn't read e-books on his Kindle at all.
When Frank Calabrese Jr. was a teenager, his father came home one night and took him into the bathroom for a chat."He used to like to talk in the bathroom with the fan going and the water running in case there was any kind of bugs in the house," says Frank Jr.
The space shuttle Discovery is set to land for the last time Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will then be sent off to the Smithsonian for retirement as NASA shuts down the shuttle program.
In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000."That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."