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  • Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir

    17 April 2014, 6:48 pm by: mhickman

    Talk about wet bandits ……
  • Alton Brown hard cooks his eggs in the oven

    17 April 2014, 6:46 pm by: rshreeves

    In addition to the recently launched Alton Browncast, Alton Brown has started a new web-based cooking video series, Cook Smart. The first two episodes are like mini episodes of his former “Good Eats” television show, a show I miss very much.  
  • 'Prefabulous World': New book highlights cream of the crop in prefab homes

    17 April 2014, 5:55 pm by: cleary

    Photo: © Chris Nelms
  • Samuel L. Jackson inspired to go vegan by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

    17 April 2014, 3:43 pm by: mdestries

    In a new interview, Samuel L. Jackson reveals that his decision to go vegan last August came after doing some personal first-hand research. …
  • Namibia: Africa's conservation success story

    17 April 2014, 3:10 pm by: lmoss

    While much of Africa continues to face an unprecedented poaching crisis, there's one African country that serves as a conservation success story.…
  • 14 bizarre and beautiful mushrooms

    17 April 2014, 2:54 pm by: jheimbuch

  • Condensation-harvesting bamboo tower brings clean drinking water to Ethiopia [Video]

    17 April 2014, 2:49 pm by: mhickman

  • 2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

    17 April 2014, 1:55 pm by: rmclendon

    Earth is treating its inhabitants to quite a show for Earth Month. First came a Mars closeup and a Blood Moon, and now the 2014 Lyrid meteor shower.
  • World's 'most haunted island' to be auctioned

    17 April 2014, 1:25 pm by: mdestries

    In a bid to reduce the country's public debt, Italian officials are putting up for auction the island of Poveglia. It's beautiful, it's minutes from Venice, and it's also considered one of the most haunted places in the world.  
  • Protein in egg identified as key to fertilization

    17 April 2014, 1:09 pm by: jsavedge

    You probably learned in high school health class that when a sperm and an egg get together, they fuse into an embryo - the early stages of a baby.  But what you didn't learn was why and how that sperm and egg found each other in the first place.  And that's…
  • Stunning garage-to-cabin conversion enjoys sweeping Puget Sound views

    17 April 2014, 1:05 pm by: mhickman

  • Earth Day-themed entertainment bonanza will keep you busy this month

    17 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: gmiller

    In honor of Earth Day on April 22, eco-themed programming will saturate the next week or so of programming. Here's a rundown of the highlights.  
  • How Carla Hall, Mayim Bialik, Andy Richter and Izabella Miko protect the planet

    17 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: gmiller

    There lots of ways to honor the planet on April 22, as we found out when we asked a few celebrities about their Earth Day plans. We caught up with Mayim Bialik and Carla Hall at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Izabella Miko and Andy Richter, with…
  • Solar energy after the sun has set? Scientists use nanotubes to solve the storage conundrum

    17 April 2014, 12:01 pm by: melbreyer

    Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have revealed a novel way to store solar energy in molecules that can be used as fuel to heat homes or used for cooking, reports The Atlantic.  
  • How did the turtle cross the road? With your help

    17 April 2014, 11:52 am by: anorris

    Just like any other critter, turtles are just trying to get from point A to point B. Sometimes that means crossing a road — which can be dangerous, affecting turtle populations across the nation. These critters can't hear cars approaching or even horns, so…
  • 5 creative ways people get around cities

    17 April 2014, 11:51 am by: jmotavalli

    When I was a 13, I went to a boarding school in the Himalayas. The road ended five miles from the campus, which meant that virtually everything had to be hand-carried in by “coolies.” They were wonderful people, and cheerful despite their daily…
  • How 'Hoppie' the sea lion ended up in a California orchard

    17 April 2014, 11:10 am by: lmoss

    A sea lion pup is recovering at a wildlife rehabilitation center after being found in a California orchard last month 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean.…
  • Prairie Organic Spirits: Respect from seed to glass

    17 April 2014, 10:58 am by: rshreeves

    Ever since I discovered how easy it was to make my own simple syrup, I’ve been creating cocktails at home much more frequently than I used to do. I love discovering sustainable spirits that I didn’t know about to help me create my concoctions. Prairie…
  • Why that FarmVille rabbit looks like Natalie Portman

    17 April 2014, 10:32 am by: melbreyer

    Did you know there have been almost 5,000 unique animals that have graced the fields of the Facebook phenomenon known as FarmVille? In fact, there have been more than 300 different types of sheep alone.  
  • Hats off to Brittany: Lovely photos of ladies in lace

    17 April 2014, 10:01 am by: melbreyer

    With international clothing brands slowly stripping away cultural identities vis-à-vis the way we dress, it’s heartening to see a young generation in Brittany – a 10,500-square-mile region in the

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