Weekend Edition Saturday http://www.kunc.org en Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families http://www.kunc.org/post/barrel-bomb-attacks-devastate-iraqi-families Human rights groups are accusing the Iraqi government of indiscriminate bombing. Baghdad officials deny that and note they're fighting a Sunni insurgency that commits mass executions and suicide bombings.<p>Yet rights workers say civilians are being killed by government attacks with so-called barrel bombs — the crude weapons made famous in Syria's current conflict. Barrel bombs are illegal and indiscriminate explosives, packed in things like oil drums or gas cylinders.<p>Hospitals haven't been spared. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 59100 at http://www.kunc.org Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families The Buzz Of Late Summer Is Here http://www.kunc.org/post/buzz-late-summer-here <p>From birds chirping to the wind blowing through the trees, summer is a great time to kick back and listen to nature. The hot days of late summer also reveal a unique electric buzzing sound.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:54:31 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 59078 at http://www.kunc.org The Buzz Of Late Summer Is Here Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures http://www.kunc.org/post/silent-film-fans-make-some-noise-help-id-forgotten-treasures Deep in the archives of the Library of Congress' Culpeper, Va., film preservation center lie thousands of movies in cool, climate-controlled vaults. Hundreds are a century old or older, and unidentified. Their titles have been lost over the years and the library knows little about them, so it started inviting fans of early film to a yearly event called <a href="http://www.culpepertheatre.org/mostly-lost/" target="_blank">Mostly Lost</a> to help figure out what they are.<p>And you know what? Those fans are <em>rowdy</em>.<p>"It's Alaska! Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:44:46 +0000 Neda Ulaby 59093 at http://www.kunc.org Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining http://www.kunc.org/post/happy-birthday-amazon-and-its-data-mining Amazon is now 20 years old!<p>In 1994, Jeff Bezos walked out of the Wall Street hedge fund where he worked after they declined to invest in his idea, and began to sell books out of his garage.<p>Today, Amazon is a retail and entertainment empire, selling books and shoes, computers, overcoats, band saws, sofa beds, kimchi, canned beans, artwork, wine, grills, generators, drones, kitty litter, pool filter pumps and garden gnomes, etc., etc., and more.<p>Type in "kitchen sink"- you'll find dozens.<p>Bezos chose the name Amazon, incidentally, because it begins with an A, to pop up to the top of al Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:44:13 +0000 Scott Simon 59092 at http://www.kunc.org Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook http://www.kunc.org/post/lost-sea-legos-reunite-beaches-and-facebook Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship that had nearly 5 million Legos onboard. The colorful toy building blocks poured into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.<p>Tracey Williams and her children first happened upon the Tokio Express Legos in the late 1990s. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:43:05 +0000 59091 at http://www.kunc.org Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook