A professor at The University of Texas has figured out how to intercept drones while in flight. Todd Humphreys and his team taps into the GPS coordinates of a civilian drone and can alter the flight path, even land it. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Humphreys about how he did it and the dangers that hacking can present.
The first openly gay congressman is now the first sitting congressman to be in a same-sex marriage. Democratic Rep. Barney Frank married his longtime partner James Ready on Saturday, in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick.
It's been a very warm weekend for parts of the East Coast. Temperatures have climbed so high many cities warned residents to avoid strenuous activity and to stay hydrated. From member station WHYY, Elizabeth Fiedler reports on how Philadelphians are trying to beat the heat.
Ranchers endured a tough time during the seven-year Texas drought in the 1950s. But last year was the hottest, driest period in the record books. As the state braces for another arid summer, it is getting more serious about finding new sources of water.
The nation's oldest civil rights organization holds its annual convention in Houston this week. As in any election season, the group is putting energy into voting rights and voter turnout. But this year, the dramatically high rate of unemployment rate among African-Americans is also a key concern.
If I swipe a little sweat trickling down my leg and hold it to my nose, it smells fine. But if I take a swipe from my arm pit (or several other places I choose not to mention) it's very un-fine. Why the difference?
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