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Drought’s Effect on Groundwater as Seen From Space

When most people think of drought, they probably think of dead and dry vegetation – you know, things that are above ground. But data from the twin NASA satellites of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) [...]

From King’s Quest to Leisure Suit Larry: A Brief History of Sierra On-Line

If you had a home computer in the 1980s, you probably played at least one adventure game from Sierra On-Line. Here’s a brief history of the company – and the games – that helped define a generation of computer geeks. Hi-Res Adventures In 1979, Roberta Williams’ husband, Ken, a programmer, bought an Apple II. When [...]

That Lipgloss Has Some Hop to It

It might not get you drunk, but if you love the taste of Sierra Nevada beer, then perhaps you’ll love it mixed with mint and smeared all over your lips. Although, you might not want to wear it while driving lest you get pulled over and have a cop think he smells booze on you. Link [...]