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Why are carpenter pencils flat?

They’re a pain to sharpen, but carpenter pencils are flat for a reason. Many reasons, actually, according to journeyman Leah Borden.

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Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps, and shopping sites. But is it possible to delete all your zombie online footprints—or worth the time?

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US construction spending up slightly 0.1 percent in August

Spending on U.S. construction projects edged up a slight 0.1 percent in August as a strong gain in government spending offset dips in home building and nonresidential construction.

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Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget called Portal intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive.

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10.1.2018 #fuelme | Construction spend creeps up, Hawaii boom lasts, Natural fibers tried in concrete, World’s richest carpenter

Public works spending up in August, Hawaii construction boom goes on, Germans test natural fibers in concrete, and world’s richest carpenter hides the news.

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9.17.2018 #fuelme | Construction’s backlog bigger than ever, int’l construction market grows huge, and remaking big box stores

The international construction market reaches staggering size, construction’s backlog is bigger than ever, a positive word about minorities in unions, and construction opportunities in empty “boxes”.

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Bat signal: Fireflies’ glow tells bats they taste awful

Scientists wanted to find out if lightning bug’s signature blinking glow was not just a mating call but also a glaring signal to predators, like bats, that fireflies taste bad.

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Feline and hen become fast fire friends

A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames.

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