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  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Is air-conditioning bad for your skin?

    29 August 2014, 1:27 pm by: ckirschner

    These days, especially in South Florida, air-conditioning is essential to daily life. The sweltering sun outside is blissfully tempered by the blast of cool air that greets you in every coffee shop, grocery store or office building.  
  • Bruce Springsteen to publish illustrated 'Outlaw Pete' this fall

    29 August 2014, 12:56 pm by: mdestries

    Go ahead and add author to Bruce Springsteen's long list of artistic accomplishments.   
  • Who wants to knit a tiny sweater for this chilly mouse?

    29 August 2014, 12:47 pm by: pod_user

    Photo: James O'Neill/MNN Flickr Group   Tiny mouse needs a coat
  • Have Mason jars spread from your kitchen into the rest of your home?

    29 August 2014, 11:11 am by: rshreeves

    A friend of mine recently mentioned that her brother was getting married and was going to have a hipster wedding. I asked her if that meant there would be Mason jars used in all sorts of ways and she laughed and said, “yes.”  
  • Why do people look like their pets? It's in the eyes.

    29 August 2014, 9:37 am by: lmoss

    If you were provided with photos of a random set of people, as well as separate photos of those people’s dogs, chances are, you could match up the right person with their pet.…
  • 7 early feats in the history of photography

    29 August 2014, 9:00 am by: photoblog

    Photo: Bill Anders/NASA
  • What if Raleigh and Atlanta just merged?

    29 August 2014, 8:30 am by: sgrover

    For all the talk of new urbanism and walkable neighborhoods, you'd be forgiven for assuming that we're all going to live in Copenhagen-style small cities complete with bike paths, cute cafes and teeny-tiny refrigerators. But assumptions can be dangerous.
  • August 29

    29 August 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    Aug. 29, 1949: The Soviet Union detonates its first nuclear weapon in a test in Kazakhstan, and the nuclear arms race begins.  
  • The only Labor Day recipes you'll need

    29 August 2014, 12:51 am by: rshreeves

    Welcome to Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end of summer. It’s not nearly as exciting as the unofficial start of summer — Memorial Day weekend. Still, we celebrate this weekend, usually with family, friends and food. If you’re looking for recipes to…

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