Today in history: “On July 23, 1904, according to some accounts, Charles E. Menches conceived the idea of filling a pastry cone with two scoops of ice-cream and thereby invented the ice-cream cone.” But he was only one of a few other vendors at the St. Louis World’s Fair to claim the invention. Enjoy an ice cream cone today in honor of their invention! Pro tip: If you put a mini marshmallow in the bottom of the cone, that prevents the ice cream from leaking out before you’re done.
- Tech designed to ‘read’ body’s intent finds new life on the border – The future of security could involve a computer asking you questions and analyzing your response. Just like that scene from Blade Runner?
- The Apollo 11 Journey in Photographs – The moon landing anniversary was last Friday, so check out this amazing collection of photos from that slice of history.
- Alone in the Ocean – The story of the solitary 52 Hertz whale. Scientists have been keeping track of a whale whose communication frequency is so high that it cannot talk with other whales.
- The Truth Behind TSA Back Scanners. Are They Safe?
- Savannah Dietrich, 17-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim, Faces Charge For Naming Attackers – A teen who didn’t want to be silent about what was done to her is now facing a contempt charge. (Note: She has given permission for her own name to be used.) From Brad.