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Jul 02, 2020
Thu. 07/02 - The Exploding Whale Memorial Park (is a real thing)July 02, 2020
The full story behind America’s national anthem. The other American holiday kicking off this weekend that you may not have heard of. The legendary exploding whale of Oregon gets its own memorial park. And NASA’s 4K ten-year time lapse of the sun.Sponsor:Beachbody on Demand, Text "briefing" to 303030 for a free trial membershipLink:...
Jul 01, 2020
Wed. 07/01 - The Beer Garden Run By NunsJuly 01, 2020
Physicists give us the lowdown on human teleportation. Some tips for taking actually impressive photos of fireworks this weekend. The nuns moonlighting as bartenders in Milwaukee. What works and what doesn’t for keeping mosquitos away. And the Katmai National Park bear cam is officially back.Links: Could Teleporting Ever Work? (Gizmodo)...
Jun 30, 2020
Tue. 06/30 - Coming Soon: 3D-Printed Plant-Based SteaksJune 30, 2020
A massive star has vanished. Or collapsed into a black hole. We’re not really sure. The story behind the new 3D-printed plant-based meats. Tips on how to finish your side project. And why Dairy Queen isn’t allowed to say they sell “ice cream” and what Margaret Thatcher has to do with that. Links:A Massive Star Has Disappeared...
Jun 29, 2020
Mon. 06/29 - Virtually Relive Your Daily CommuteJune 29, 2020
A barber who’s invented a new, safe way to give people haircuts. The son who embarked on an eighty-five day solo trip across the Atlantic ocean to get to his dad’s 90th birthday after the coronavirus canceled all flights. An experiment in Australia that’s been running for almost a hundred years. Why we feel strangely "aggressive" impulses towards pets and babies we find unbearably cute. And a website that helps you virtually relive your daily...
Jun 26, 2020
Fri. 06/26 - When Going to a Polling Site is Against Your ReligionJune 26, 2020
The church created to circumvent a loophole in Tennessee's elections. VR is getting smell-o-vision, but smelling things is not actually the point. How to prevent your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask. And a website that aims to combine the best of old fashioned TV channel surfing and the weird wonders of the web.Sponsors:OurCrowd, ...
Jun 25, 2020
Thu. 06/25 - NASA Wants YOU To Design a Moon ToiletJune 25, 2020
Tips for collaborating with coworkers and other ways to maximize working from home. NASA wants your help designing a toilet for their next trip to the moon. How unwanted pests in some store-bought broccoli turned into a wholesome Twitter saga. And a new way to keep up to date with your favorite directors.Sponsors:Beachbody on Demand, Text "briefing" to 303030 for a free trial membershipOurCrowd, ...
Jun 24, 2020
Wed. 06/24 - Mental Health Tips for Reopening Post-LockdownJune 24, 2020
A smart sponge that may be the key to cleaning up oil spills. How to mentally prepare as your town reopens. DIY instructions for making your own beehive bed. And the blossoming audience members that attended Monday night’s performance at the Barcelona opera house.Sponsors:OurCrowd, info.ourcrowd.com/goodnewsBeachbody on Demand, Text "briefing" to 303030 for a...
Jun 23, 2020
Tue. 06/23 - Get Ready To Go To Flavortown, OhioJune 23, 2020
A pet robot that’s helping cure COVID-19 loneliness. If you thought the fireworks going off every night in your town was bad, let me tell you about a city in France that has set them off every single day for 150 years. Jurassic Park was #1 in the US box offices this past weekend. Like, the original Jurassic Park. From 1993. And are you ready to go to Flavortown, Ohio? Sponsors:Beachbody on Demand, Text "briefing" to...
Jun 22, 2020
Mon. 06/22 - Send Your Cardboard Avatar To a Football GameJune 22, 2020
Another Neolithic structure discovered just down the street from Stonehenge. Why some people are more resilient than others. The cardboard cutouts stadiums are using in lieu of real, flesh-based human fans. And a contract job that will pay you $10,000 to record your bowel movements.Sponsors:OurCrowd, info.ourcrowd.com/goodnewsBeachbody on Demand, Text "briefing" to 303030 for a free trial...
Jun 19, 2020
Fri. 06/19 - Space Cake: The Future of Astronaut FoodJune 19, 2020
Father’s Day-–its origins and how it’s celebrated around the world. How the astronauts onboard the International Space Station are giving a whole new meaning to “space cake.” A fake Nirvana song made with artificial intelligence. A library that is completely for the birds. And some more of the coolest videos I’ve seen this week for you to queue up this weekend.Sponsor:FitBod, Get one month free at ...