The Trouble with Death Traps, by Marjorie James, read by Stephen Eley. For anyone who ever playedor DM-ed evenone session of D: an audio short story about the people who built all those pesky death traps. From the awesome EscapePod podcast!
Australias biggest mining companies plan to add more driverless trucks to their operations in the western Pilbara region to reduce costs and protect profits against future price dips, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO, LSE: RIO) said its program for autonomous — a.k.a. driverless — trucks was well advanced and it has three mines deploying them. The company said its mine automation is focused on improving cost competitiveness and efficiency. At the…
From the truth about the moon landing, to the reason NASA’s budget has been slashed in recent years, to whether or not God keeps kosher. "And That, My Children, is Why We Can't Go To Space Anymore" by Shane Halbach
Argentavis magnificens is the largest flying bird ever discovered, but it died out about 6 million years ago. The name that I listed in the title of this post is a basic translation from the Latin of its binomial name, which was bestowed upon the creature after its discovery in 1980. With a wingspan of roughly 25 feet, a length of 11 feet from beak to tail, and 60 inch long flight feathers, magnificent certainly seems to fit.