Sunday show 01-25-15
Horrid result when teacher confiscates cell phone
A high-school freshman in New Jersey is now facing a criminal charge after pouncing on his 62-year-old teacher who confiscated the student’s cell phone during class.
John McCain faces jeers-boos at GOP meeting
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., struggled to get his speech started Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party annual meeting. The chorus of boos and jeers was just too loud.
Getting married? Hire a bridesmaid for only $2000
It is time for the professionals to take over the bridesmaid game. That’s right: If you are planning a wedding this year, you can hire the services of a professional bridesmaid for only $2,000.
Obama discusses bias to preschoolers
Discussing a children’s book about discrimination, President Obama told a group of preschoolers Thursday that his job would be a lot easier if some Americans didn’t feel superior to others.
Father of chemistry worked to evangelize America
The “Father of Chemistry” wanted to evangelize America? And warned of the end?
Robert Boyle was born Jan. 25, 1627. He studied Bacon, Descartes and other of his contemporaries, including scientists Isaac Newton and Galileo, philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes and poet John Milton.
Baptists in jail inspire Constitutional revision
James Madison’s defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of Orange and heard Baptists preach from their cell windows.
June 30 will be a second longer than any other day this year
A “leap second” needs to be added in 2015 to make sure the time on atomic clocks stays in sync with Earth’s rotational time, but some Internet companies are dreading the day.
220-Year-Old Time Capsule Buried by Sam Adams & Paul Revere Opened
In 1795, then-Massachusetts Gov. Samuel Adams, famed patriot Paul Revere and Col. William Scollay buried a time capsule under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in Boston, and now, after more than 200 years, its contents have been revealed.
Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera
In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it’s easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That’s why I’m a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone breaks in.
Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.
U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell.
Dinosaurs not wiped out by global firestorm
The theory that a global firestorm accompanied the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs may not be correct, according to a new study. A team of researchers has found that heat near the impact site would not have been sufficient to ignite plants. It suggests our understanding of the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs may not be as complete as thought.
Greece anti-bailout Syriza party wins election
The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national election on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll.