Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt

From the lab where the seeds are genetically modified, to the fields where the cotton grows, to the sweatshops where they’re manufactured, this is how a t-shirt is made. I. Introduction [youtube width=”640″][/youtube] II. Cotton [youtube width=”640″][/youtube] III. Machines [youtube width=”640″][/youtube] IV. People [youtube width=”640″][/youtube] V. Boxes [youtube width=”640″][/youtube] VI. … Read More

Container Shipping, Crack, and GTA V

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect – Smithsonian “So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce … Read More

Video: Ship Your Pants

We aren’t buying pants from K-Mart anytime soon—in fact, we weren’t even aware that K-Mart was still a thing—but we can certainly appreciate how they cleverly and enthusiastically avoid using a swear word. [youtube width=”640″][/youtube]

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