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  • 8 frugal living fails: When being cheap goes bad

    23 April 2014, 9:04 am by: melbreyer

    "A backyard garden is a cheap hobby, but an expensive grocery store," notes a reddit user on the Frugal subreddit thread discussing "Frugal Failure" stories. Mishaps in which being resourceful goes terribly wrong have beset the best of us; we make an effort to…
  • Feast your eyes on the alien-like geysers of El Tatio

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am by: photoblog

    All photos: Owen Perry
  • April 23

    23 April 2014, 6:00 am by: dailynews

    April 23, 1902: Mount Pelee, a volcano on the Caribbean island of Martinique, begins a series of eruptions that wipe out the city of Saint Pierre on May 8, killing nearly 30,000.  
  • Melanoma rates have risen significantly: Why?

    23 April 2014, 1:42 am by: svartan

    A new report out of the UK reveals some pretty scary statistics; skin cancer has been on a significant upward trajectory for the past 30 years. The American Cancer Society conveys similar information on their site: "Cancer of the skin is by far the most common…
  • Skin cancer rates continue to climb

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: jsavedge

    Despite the warnings, Americans have a love affair with the suntan that we just came seem to shake.  And it is quite literally killing us.…
  • LEGOLAND Florida goes solar ... for the day

    22 April 2014, 6:50 pm by: mhickman

    LEGOLAND Florida, perhaps the least offensive American theme park in which to discreetly vomit into a trash can after submitting to back-to-back roller coaster rides (perhaps pounding that basketful of Granny’s Apple Fries before boarding the Coastersaurus…
  • Supportive housing community in Portland recognized on AIA Top Green list

    22 April 2014, 5:54 pm by: mhickman

    In celebration of Earth Day 20014, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) has published its annual Top Ten Green Projects list. And as usual, it’s a truly mixed bag in the best way possible.  
  • 5 books on more meaningful relationships

    22 April 2014, 3:57 pm by: hjupiter

    Trust and empathy are all essential behaviors for rewarding relationships — whether in business, friendship or love. For those looking to deepen their connections with others, the following five books offer a chance to explore how trust influences us, why…
  • 'Tokyo Reverse': Man appears to walk backward through time

    22 April 2014, 3:24 pm by: anorris

  • Mayim Bialik's Vegan Mac and Cheeze

    22 April 2014, 3:13 pm by: chief

    This recipe provided courtesy of Mayim Bialik's cookbook "Mayim's Vegan Table."  
  • Mayim Bialik's Moroccan Vegetable Salad

    22 April 2014, 3:13 pm by: chief

    This recipe provided courtesy of Mayim Bialik's cookbook "Mayim's Vegan Table."  
  • Mayim Bialik's Root Vegetable Latkes

    22 April 2014, 3:13 pm by: chief

    Photo: 'Mayim's Vegan Table: More Than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours' by Mayim Bialik with Dr. Jay Gordon. Reprinted courtesy of Da Capo Lifelong Books  
  • Mayim Bialik: Vegan cooking doesn't have to be fancy to be good

    22 April 2014, 3:13 pm by: gmiller

    Photos: JSquared Photography  
  • Discovery to broadcast special on Everest avalanche disaster

    22 April 2014, 3:04 pm by: mdestries

    When the deadly avalanche that took the lives of at least 13 Sherpas struck on Mount Everest last week, the Discovery Channel had in place two expedition crews for its upcoming special "Everest Jump Live." The event, now canceled, would have followed…
  • Veggie ice cream: Crime against dessert or ripe idea?

    22 April 2014, 2:43 pm by: rshreeves

    Veggie ice cream is not so far out of the realm of our imaginations.
  • If you like gorillas, you should probably see 'Virunga'

    22 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: rmclendon

  • Weather-controlling super lasers get closer to reality

    22 April 2014, 2:12 pm by: melbreyer

    Zeus, the Greek deity who ruled the sky and smote his foes with a strike of the thunderbolt, would not be pleased. But for mere mortals, who have long dreamed of controlling the weather, new research on lasers is taking us one step closer.  
  • Louie Psihoyos' new film '6' to premiere as 'work in progress'

    22 April 2014, 1:44 pm by: mdestries

    Despite not being finished, Louie Psihoyos, the award-winning director of "The Cove," is forging ahead with the first screening of his new documentary "6" at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, part of the festival's "Special Screenings" event, is being…
  • Powdered alcohol: Federal agency giveth ... and then taketh away

    22 April 2014, 12:58 pm by: melbreyer

    In a world where the line between science and food becomes finer and finer – from highly processed convenience food to high-end molecular gastronomy – the advent of portable powdered alcohol was only a matter of time.…
  • How Google Glass is saving rhinos

    22 April 2014, 12:39 pm by: lmoss

    Google Glass has a variety of features that allow users to do everything from read news and take photos to watch videos and tweet. But the wearable computer recently added a new capability: aiding conservation efforts.…

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