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When Google Fibre Abandons Your City As A Failed Experiment

There’s a glob of stringy, black rubber spilling out of the street at the corner of Speed and Fernwood in Louisville’s Highlands neighbourhood. A block away on Rosedale, the same spongy substance that covers most of Google Fibre’s buried lines in the city snakes in and out of the asphalt.

Could Humble Milkweed Replace Down Feathers In Your Outdoor Gear?

Could Humble Milkweed Replace Down Feathers In Your Outdoor Gear?

Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But it’s also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there’s no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a…