What Nike Athletes Will Wear in Paris

Want to know what Nike-sponsored athletes will wear during the French Open in Paris. I have you covered over at SportsLogos.net. Check it out here.

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Willamette River Getting First New Span in 35 Years

The first new bridge over the Willamette River in 35 years will serve as a transit-only operation. Crews have just started pouring deck for the new light rail bridge in Portland. Learn more at my Engineering News-Record blog here.

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Putting the Mint in the Mint Julep

When one of my editors at Sports Illustrated contacted me on Thursday looking for a way to get an in on the Kentucky Derby’s famed Mint Julep drink, I thought of the mint. It turns out, after some research, all the derby’s mint is grown right near the track, but that Washington State is actually the world’s top producer of mint. I got a little mint lesson from a farmer in Yakima Valley. Learn about mint in my first Extra Mustard piece for SI here.

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When Buildings Fall Down

The catastrophic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh points out the struggles of regulation in developing countries. For a Popular Mechanics article this week I explored how forgoing proper engineering can have tragic consequences by taking a look at concrete structures. Read the piece here.

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