These Sneakers Are Carbon-Negative, Because They’re Made Of Carbon (Cool Weird Awesome 604)

Nike and biotech company NewLight have started developing a shoe made from a polymer derived from carbon, bringing some greenness to an often carbon-intensive industry. Plus: Victoria Rose Richards embroiders overhead views of moors and other parts of the UK's countryside.

By |2021-09-02T09:01:45-04:00September 2, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Goodbye Yahoo Answers, Home Of The Most Bewildering Questions Ever Asked (Cool Weird Awesome 515)

Next month the website Yahoo Answers is shutting down, after 16 glorious years of... everything that went on over there. We look back at the most famous moments on a site that became, as the New York Times put it this week, a “haven for the confused.” Plus: a company is making a pair of sneakers that was produced in part from grapes.

By |2021-04-08T09:27:32-04:00April 8, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

These Biodegradable Shoes Have An Expiration Date (Cool Weird Awesome 398)

Shoes only last for so long, but they're made from materials that last seemingly forever. Designer Shahar Asor has an alternate idea: shoes for kids with an expiration date. Plus: a pizza place in Brooklyn is letting customers order "comforting words" along with their food.

By |2020-10-08T08:09:58-04:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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