Drying Your Hands. The Guardian has a deep dive into the history of hand-drying, and the battle between paper towels and air dryers. (via Digg) http://digg.com/
Gold Star widow "shocked" by new tax bill on sons' survivor benefits. Her young sons are now in the 37% bracket.
History's Forgotten Pioneer: The First Native American Doctor.
What to Do About the Open Floor Plan You Hate.
The price change of insulin in the past 20 years.
Why Doesn’t the United States Use the Metric System? Spoiler: we use it more than you think.
The Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss. May Day brings a peculiar spring ritual in a village in Cornwall. (via Strange Company)
Why We Need a New Civil War Documentary.
Meanwhile, PBS's Reconstruction hits the mark.
The Fossils That Inspired Alien. The xenomorph was quite otherworldly, but still resembles creatures of earth, some that roamed earth millions of years ago and others that still exist. (via Real Clear Science)
5 History Myths Everybody Believed For Far Too Long.
A blast from the past (2013): 10 TARDIS Dresses for Fancy Occasions.