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  • California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags

    1 September 2014, 12:59 pm by: mhickman

    California, hallowed birthplace of the Frisbee, the Cobb salad, and the medical marijuana dispensary, may soon be able to claim bragging rights for introducing the rest of the United States to another notable “first” as the first state to outlaw single-use…
  • AT hiker's Vines bring iconic trail to the web

    1 September 2014, 11:47 am by: jsavedge

    Each spring, thousands of people head off to hike the Appalachian Trail - a 2, 175 mile hiking trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine.  Four months ago, Vine user Isaiah Cooper was one of those thousand.
  • 'Food Forward TV' takes food back to basics

    1 September 2014, 8:11 am by: gmiller

    Recent documentaries like "Fed Up," "Food, Inc.," and "Forks Over Knives" have sounded the warning alarm about the dire straits the American food industry is in. Their message: what we're eating is killing us and doing equal harm to the planet. But there is…
  • September 1

    1 September 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Sept. 1, 1894: In drought-stricken northern Minnesota, two small forest fires converge near the town of Hinckley and grow into a massive firestorm. At least 400 die as Hinckley and five other small towns are destroyed.  
  • August 31

    31 August 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Aug. 31, 1966: The International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its annual meeting in London, where the group bans commercial hunting for blue whales (at right), the largest and one of the most endangered whale species.  
  • Toronto yanks brilliant, litterbug-shaming ad campaign

    30 August 2014, 3:24 pm by: mhickman

    Just as fast as it came, Toronto’s acclaimed anti-littering campaign in which discarded name-brand packaging is used as a means of deriding public litterers has been trashed due to concerns over copyright infringement. Mostly, it’s because a few major…
  • Tips and recipes for packing healthy school lunches

    30 August 2014, 11:35 am by: kimi.harris

    It’s that time of year again! The bustle getting everything ready for the school year has began, and the need to pack school lunches is here! Here is a collection of recipes, tips and ideas for packing healthy school lunches. It certainly doesn’t have to…
  • What's a 'facekini'? Swimwear and wrestling garb add up to bizarre fashion trend

    30 August 2014, 10:30 am by: photoblog

    Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images  
  • 'Signs from the Near Future' imagines what the world may be like

    30 August 2014, 9:34 am by: sgunther

    We live in the future of my childhood. When I was a young boy kicking my way through the 80s, the future that I imagined, aided by the popular media of my time, wasn't too far off from the reality found outside my door. As the writer William Gibson put it,…
  • 15 fascinating facts about Houdini

    30 August 2014, 9:09 am by: gmiller

    Straightjackets, jail cells, coffins, and all sorts of chains, locks and shackles couldn't confine Harry Houdini. A master illusionist whose daring stunts remain legend eight decades after his death, Houdini was the first superstar of magic. But how much do we…
  • August 30

    30 August 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Aug. 30, 1935: Sylvia Earle is born in Gibbston, N.J. A record-setting diver and renowned marine explorer, Earle (at right in 2010) is christened “Her Deepness” for her passionate calls for ocean protection.  
  • Sleek, slanted-roof cabin wants to woo new generation of California campers

    29 August 2014, 7:00 pm by: mhickman

  • Science goes Hollywood to make our movies more fantastic

    29 August 2014, 6:04 pm by: svartan

    If you've seen an animated movie in the last five years, you know that they are no longer the hand-drawn beauties of years past; they have a new beauty that's more diverse in style and tone, that's more precise and realistic and less painterly. That's because…
  • What's a Twike? It's half-bike, half-electric car

    29 August 2014, 5:41 pm by: jmotavalli

    Meet the Twike. It’s a made-in-Germany combination of an electric bicycle with an EV. It may be that we’ll see more of these hybrids popping up as our cities get less friendly to gas guzzlers. Driving 60 miles is going to cost you $2, the company says.  
  • Jilted groom turns canceled wedding into charity fundraiser

    29 August 2014, 5:31 pm by: jsavedge

    So let's just say you are a groom-to-be, about to marry the love of your life in just a few short days, when suddenly the relationship sours and the wedding is called off.  You have already shelled out around $15,000 for the reception - and it's too late to…
  • 'Yeti footprint' photos from Everest expedition to be auctioned

    29 August 2014, 3:46 pm by: mdestries

    The first purported photographic evidence of the existence of a Yeti (aka, Abominable Snowman) are headed to auction - with Christie's expecting them to fetch between $3,000-$5,000.   
  • Is Cape Town the Hollywood of Africa?

    29 August 2014, 3:20 pm by: joshwlew

    Hollywood is synonymous with movie making. During the Golden Age of Cinema, a majority of the films that were produced for the big screen were shot at studios in this glamorous Southern California city. Over the past couple decades, movie company purse strings…
  • What to drink this weekend: Dry Rose Sangria

    29 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: rshreeves

    If you’re looking for a drink recipe for a crowd to add to your Labor Day menu, Sangria is a great choice. It can be made with inexpensive wine, and it’s refreshing in the heat.  
  • September TV has tiny kittens, giant pandas and David Hasselhoff

    29 August 2014, 2:55 pm by: gmiller

    Here's what we'll be watching this September.  
  • 2 new time-lapse videos reveal wild auroras from orbit

    29 August 2014, 2:28 pm by: rmclendon

    The sun is still near the peak of its 11-year solar cycle, but it hasn't always acted like it lately.

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