Finland, Sweden and Norway recently announced a recall on all bottles of Fireball Whiskey after learning that the American version of the popular liquor contains antifreeze. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an allergic reaction can appear if propylene glycol, the type of antifreeze in question, is consumed in large […]
Technology developed at the University of Iowa will make a 365 million mile voyage in the early 2020s, according to RFGlobalNet. The mission? A search for possible life-sustaining environments on Europa, one of Jupiter’s 63 known moons.
With daily stops scheduled all around town, the Antelope Lending Library has begun its third year of slinging books and taking names in Iowa City. Several years ago, Cassandra Elton started the book lending project — a small, traveling library that makes various stops around Iowa City — with help from her friend, Beth Camp. They’re both librarians who studied together at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa… […]
Nobel Prize-winning physicists Wolfgang Pauli and Niels Bohr were both amused at how counterintuitive their innovative theories seemed. Once Pauli was lecturing a group of eminent scientists about a radical new hypothesis. Bohr got out of his seat in the audience and walked up to the front to interrupt his colleague. “We all agree that your theory is crazy,” Bohr told Pauli. […]
I’m a 35-year-old divorced man. I’ve been on plenty of dates since my marriage ended, but I invariably get asked this question on or before date #2: “Why did you get divorced?” This is where everything goes to shit. I’m honest: “We got divorced because I cheated on my wife. A lot.” This usually catches my date off guard because I’m “not the kind of guy I’d have thought could do that.” But I can hardly get past date #2 after this, because this information is “too much to handle.” Sometimes my dates will admit to having cheated too. Not even other cheaters are interested in seeing me again. […]
The Iowa Memorial Union ground floor reopened today after several years of reconstruction and renovation following the 2008 floods. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held earlier today, President Sally Mason and other speakers acknowledged the participation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa branch of Homeland Security. FEMA awarded almost $500 million for […]
Over the last few months, local musician (and former Little Village editor) Max Johnson has been spending a lot of his free time turning a small, windowless storage room behind Public Space One’s (PS1) stage into a fully functional recording studio. The upshot? Starting this week, he’s rolling out weekly, collaborative recording workshops that will run through July 21. […]
For the past several years, gamers have been in the midst of what will surely be looked back on as the heyday of independent gaming. The number of available indie games continues to increase, in large part thanks to online distribution and crowd-funding sources like Kickstarter. But if you find yourself, a couple years from […]