Balloon released in Indiana boy's memory makes unlikely flight
A balloon released by classmates of an Indiana child who died of brain cancer makes an improbable, 800-mile journey to another schoolyard in New England.
The Colonel's real secret of KFC's success
Before there was KFC, there was really no such thing as fast-food chicken. Fast food meant thin, easily griddled burgers and thin-cut potato sticks you could dump in the deep fryer.
'Smart' shelves to spy on grocery store customers
Supermarket supercompany Mondelez International (owner of such brands as Nabisco, Kraft and Cadbury), in conjunction with Microsoft Kinect, in 2015 will introduce so-called “smart” store shelves that can “identify the age and sex of the would-be snacker” in the supermarket aisle.
Sleep: The ultimate brainwasher?
Scientists have long speculated and argued about why we devote roughly a third of our lives to sleep, but with little concrete data to support any particular theory. Now, new evidence has refreshed a long-held hypothesis: During sleep, the brain cleans itself.
Ouch! 10 athletes with bizarre injuries that had nothing to do with their sport
Getting hurt on the field is one thing. But pro athletes are just as prone to injuring themselves in unusual ways as the rest of us. Need proof? Here are 10 freakish instances where mind lost out to matter.
Refrain from rinsing raw poultry
Habits can be tough to change. But now is the time to stop rinsing your chickens and turkeys. Just thoroughly cook your birds. It’s easier than rinsing, and safer as well.
Game attendance drops as college football fans shun a bad deal
College football programs sold their souls to TV networks and the marriage with big business left fans to deal with many inconveniences and price gouging.
Here's what I've learned about the next generation
Folks hear a lot nowadays about how clueless today’s young people seem to be. I know this to be true because a lot of what those within earshot are hearing comes from me.
Scientists find evidence of Martian supervolcanoes
We've known for a long time that Mars has volcanoes; after all, Olympus Mons on the Martian Tharsis shield is the largest volcano in the solar system.
Teens hone hacking skills in contests
Computer-savvy teenagers are testing their skills in cyber-contests designed to teach them how to protect the government and private companies from hackers.
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