The Osgood File
The Osgood File / 08-06-14 / 6:25 AM
The current issue of "National Geographic" visits families in Iowa, Texas and New York City to find out what it means to be among the 48 million Americans who report they run out of food at least once a year...
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 8:25 AM
I think it's safe to say that most of us aren't big fans of air travel these days. Wouldn't it be nice to at least be able to make a long-haul flight less of a long-haul?
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 7:25 AM
July 20,1969 was a big day for me. It was summer, so I wasn't in school. I had just turned 12, so my dream of being old enough to drive was getting closer. And I was allowed to stay up late to see something special.
The Osgood File / 07-18-14 / 6:25 AM
General Motors officials are answering some of the many questions about those faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes. The problem is: many members of Congress don't believe the answers.
The Osgood File / 04-15-14 / 6:25 AM
Next Monday, a million people will line the streets of Boston to watch the Boston Marathon. All too aware of the awful and despicable thing that happened last year...
The Osgood File / 06-03-14 / 9:25 AM
An octopus survives by grabbing the prey with its tentacles, paralyzing it with venom and eating it with its parrot-like beak. But for years, scientists have tried to figure out how those tentacles actually work...
The Osgood File / 06-03-14 / 8:25 AM
Federal prosecutors have now charged a 30-year-old Russian by the name of Evgeniy Bogachev - also known as "Lucky 1-2-3-4-5" - with running these two hacking schemes and stealing more than a hundred million dollars from victims in the U.S...
The Osgood File / 06-03-14 / 7:25 AM
Seventy years ago this week, the Allied invasion of Normandy began the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. Jim Martin of Xenia, Ohio was part of the 101st Airborne, preparing to parachute behind the German lines at Normandy...
The Osgood File / 06-02-14 / 9:25 AM
In Toledo, Ohio lives a man who spends hours on the phone every day, just calling people - mostly strangers. He doesn't have to do it - he's not a telemarketer. He's a retired salesman who got into the habit of wishing people a happy birthday...
The Osgood File / 06-02-14 / 8:25 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control, twenty percent of the adult population will actually avoid their annual flu shot for fear of the needle - which is why a professor at Georgia Tech helped develop what's called the microneedle...
The Osgood File / 06-02-14 / 7:25 AM
In cities around the world, newlyweds will stroll along a bridge to declare to each other their endless love. They take out a padlock - often in the shape of a heart, engraved with their names - and lock it to a cable or fence on the bridge...
The Osgood File / 06-02-14 / 6:25 AM
A U.S. soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for five years is back in American hands. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents are relieved and grateful. But, some Members of Congress are upset about the release of five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo...
The Osgood File / 05-30-14 / 9:25 AM
For many of us, getting a good night's sleep can be elusive. Now, there's a "smart" light bulb that can mimic a sunset - and help prepare your body to go to sleep, because our bodies need enough time to transition from wide awake to fast asleep...
The Osgood File / 05-30-14 / 8:25 AM
Space is not a very good place for sound, because it doesn't travel in a void - but we humans can still make space sounds. That's what a trained musician and physicist has done with years of data from the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes...
The Osgood File / 05-30-14 / 7:25 AM
If you go to the casino, you're counting on Lady Luck when you get there. If you do win a big bet there, you might feel like quitting while you're ahead. But it turns out winning streaks are real in gambling, because of the way you gamble...
The Osgood File / 05-30-14 / 6:25 AM
You might not think that an ant is a particularly intelligent creature. But if you put a lot of ants together, something amazing happens: they turn into data-processing machines that even some computers would envy...
The Osgood File / 05-29-14 / 9:25 AM
To monitor a hospital patient's vital signs, you need wires attached to the skin leading to the devices that signal an alarm. But now, there's a system that isn't attached to the patient, but stashed under the bed and beneath the mattress...
The Osgood File / 05-29-14 / 8:25 AM
In the big cities and suburbs, mass transit is an option - just take the bus or the train or the subway to get around. But, you still have to get to your transit stop - and that is where an instant scooter called the Commute-Case comes in...
The Osgood File / 05-29-14 / 7:25 AM
We know a lot about the continents here on Earth. But when it comes to the depths of the oceans, we're not so sure. That's been a big problem in the hunt for that missing Malaysian jet. Now, experts are going to do a detailed underwater survey...
The Osgood File / 05-29-14 / 6:25 AM
The FDA still hasn't approved islet cell transplant surgery for treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. When Rob Allen had it done, it was purely experimental. But that was ten years ago - and today, Allen has no diabetes...
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