September 15, 2014 @ 6:30 am
Seattle astronomer, and NASA Carl Sagan fellow, Sarah Ballard talks about how she discovered four planets before she turned 30. She also discusses the recipe for getting more women to work in the sciences.
September 9, 2014 @ 6:56 pm
WWOOF is a network of organic farms, all around the world, that provide free room and board for travelers who agree to work on their farm. Work can range from picking and planting to goat milking and cheese making.
September 9, 2014 @ 8:28 am
With most cab and car service drivers men, it's understandable women would feel uncomfortable at times getting in the back seat. So one mom is hoping to change that with an idea that's ringing Rachel's bell.
September 3, 2014 @ 9:31 pm
Last week I told you about unschooling, an at-home education where parents give the children full control over what they want to study. We heard from parents in kids who are currently being unschooled, but this piece is about college graduates who talk about their unschooling experience.
September 3, 2014 @ 9:35 pm
A brand new non-profit called Chef in the Shelter sent Ethan Stowell to Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place to teach a cooking class to the teens who live there. It's intended to be a monthly event at three different shelters, with several different local chefs participating.
August 28, 2014 @ 4:36 pm
Seattle's Erotic Bakery opened in Wallingford in 1986, and has been serving marzipan genital topped cakes ever since. Now the owner is ready to retire, leaving bachelorette parties with a penis-cake-shaped hole in their hearts.
August 27, 2014 @ 2:35 pm
Where you live, what you eat, and your lifestyle has a stronger impact on your life expectancy than genes and health care. And urban planners can actually use design concepts to keep poor people out of wealthier neighborhoods with healthier resources.
August 26, 2014 @ 7:28 am
Unschooling is an educational philosophy that allows kids, at home, to choose what they want to learn with no other curriculum imposed on them. Unschooled children are often taken on trips by their parents to experience what the world has to teach them.
August 21, 2014 @ 7:11 pm
This seven day international scavenger hunt challenges participants to operate out of their comfort zones. Tasks range from impossible (getting NASA to send a message to space) to embarrassing (cover your body in whipped cream and get strangers to hug you). I interviewed members of two Seattle teams about the craziest week of their lives.
August 20, 2014 @ 10:48 pm
Over the past three weeks, a robot named hitchBot has successfully hitchhiked all the way across Canada, from east to west, completely by itself, relying on strangers for rides. It now awaits its professorial creators in Victoria, BC.