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  • Your zombie-proof log cabin has arrived

    21 October 2014, 2:36 pm by: mdestries

    $24,000 zombie survival kit? Check. Ridiculously tricked-out vehicle to mow down the undead? Check. A collection of books to prepare yourself for what's coming next? Check. What's missing? A personal fortress to house it all.
  • Glaucoma: The real reason Bono wears sunglasses

    21 October 2014, 1:16 pm by: mdestries

    While comparing some amusing then-and-now publicity shots of the rock group U2, talk show host Graham Norton couldn't help but ask Bono the question everyone has wondered about with his trademark sunglasses: "Do you ever take them off?"   
  • Nose holds the key to reversing paralysis

    21 October 2014, 12:35 pm by: melbreyer

      In 2010, Darek Fidyka was victim to a brutal knife attack that severed his spinal cord and left him paralyzed from the chest down. For two years he had shown no signs of recovery, despite intensive physiotherapy for five hours a day, five days a week.  
  • October 21

    21 October 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

  • Who were the world's first vegetarians?

    20 October 2014, 8:37 pm by: svartan

    Because so many of the today's dietary choices have only been popularized in recent years (think gluten-free, paleo diet, etc.) many people think vegetarianism is also a newer fad. But not eating meat has an ancient history. As far back as 3,200 B.C. in Egypt,…
  • Two-thirds of all predatory fish have disappeared in the last century

    20 October 2014, 6:58 pm by: bnelson78

    Once believed immutable due to their massive size and volume, today's oceans are no longer the same oceans of our grandparents. In just a few generations, human activity has radically transformed ocean ecosystems.
  • 9 young inventors who may just save the world

    20 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: jsavedge

    Just when I start to worry about the fate of the world, along comes a new generation of innovators who are making big changes in the way things are done. From bioluminescent windows to planting wetlands to prevent cholera outbreaks, these kids redefine what it…
  • Boxouses: Inside Oakland's post-apocalyptic container home colony

    20 October 2014, 3:53 pm by: mhickman

  • 6 incredible treasures found with a metal detector

    20 October 2014, 3:37 pm by: melbreyer

    You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to "detectorists," of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the sweeter.  
  • 'Heart of the Sea' teaser hints at the wrath of Moby Dick

    20 October 2014, 3:27 pm by: mdestries

  • DiCaprio and Netflix join forces to bring 'Virunga' gorilla documentary to more screens

    20 October 2014, 1:17 pm by: mdestries

    The dramatic gorilla documentary that has been impressing critics at film festivals this year just gained a huge ally and a big time distributor.  
  • Pinterest ideas tested: Waffle iron potato tots

    20 October 2014, 1:12 pm by: rshreeves

    After our last one stopped working, my family was without a waffle iron for a while, so I snagged one at a yard sale earlier this month. Over the weekend, I decided to try an idea that I’d seen on Pinterest many times — cooking frozen potato tots using the…
  • 5 reasons low gas prices are bad

    20 October 2014, 10:59 am by: jmotavalli

    The average U.S. price for a gallon of gas is $3.144, down about 20 cents from a year ago, reports AAA. They’re paying $2.87 in Missouri, according to, and eight states are below the magical $3 a gallon. Great, right? Actually, no.…
  • 'Turnip For What?' Michelle Obama's Vine goes viral

    20 October 2014, 9:15 am by: jsavedge

    The clip lasts no more than a few seconds. But that hasn't stopped this Vine video from reaching pop-culture status. In a new video posted to the White House's Vine account, first lady Michelle Obama asks "Turnip for What?" while dancing with her veggie. The…
  • 10 photos that show #NatureIsSpeaking

    20 October 2014, 9:07 am by: photoblog

    You may have heard of Conservation International's #NatureIsSpeaking campaign — a series of wake-up call videos warning humans that "nature doesn't need people, people need nature" — but have you seen the amazing pictures Twitter users have been sharing?…
  • October 20

    20 October 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

  • October 19

    19 October 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

  • 5 sadly common reasons people fall out of love

    18 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: svartan

    As the famous "This American Life" episode about breakups notes, breaking up with someone is an incredibly common thing. Almost all of us have gone through it, maybe even multiple times. You go through phases of misery and crying and anger and despondency,…
  • October 18

    18 October 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Oct. 18, 1851: "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville’s tale of an obsessive whaling captain who leads his crew to ruin, is published in London. The book is loosely based on the wreck of the whaleship Essex 31 years earlier.  
  • Air Umbrella can keep you dry with an invisible 'force field'

    17 October 2014, 7:10 pm by: bnelson78

    Anyone who has experienced the joy of driving through a rainstorm with the sunroof open understands how the airflow around the moving vehicle can keep you dry despite the exposure. Now a similar principle is being applied to create an umbrella that protects…

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