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  • Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched

    Winging it: A man retires, an Odd Bird is hatched
    Ken Beerbohm always wanted to be an artist. With a visit to the large basement studio in his Long Reach home, filled with dozens of intricate and undoubtedly unique clay and wire sculptures, it would be easy for any art lover to believe he’s...
  • Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

    Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two thirds of women in a new U.S. study reported regularly using cleansers, lubricants or petroleum jelly intravaginally - and some of the products were linked to a higher chance of common vaginal infections. Those mundane...
  • Gun Making Part Of Connecticut's Fabric

    From coast to coast, politicians and pundits quickly grasped the irony when the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown landed Connecticut, the home and birthplace of the American firearms industry, at the center of a national...
  • 'Mad Men' recalls 1960s best and worst

    As you news media consumers know, an earth-shaking event took place last week; big enough to blow the presidential campaign, the pope's travels, the Supreme Court and health care, and even Kate Middleton's latest frock off the magazine covers. Yes, it...
  • Safety first for man who represented the U.S. in Japan during its nuclear disaster

    Safety first for man who represented the U.S. in Japan during its nuclear disaster
    The flight attendant spied the Nuclear Regulatory Commission logo on Chuck Casto's T-shirt and escorted him to first class.    Three days after the Pacific Ocean had risen and shattered the northern Japanese coast March 11, 2011, Casto's plane headed...
  • Baltimore nanocrystals maker raises $5.1 million in funding

    Baltimore nanocrystals maker raises $5.1 million in funding
    Pixelligent Technologies, a maker of miniscule crystal additives used in electronics and plastics products, said Friday it has raised more than $5.1 million in new funding from the Abell Foundation and others. The funding will allow the Baltimore...
  • L.A. adds milk, juice, soup cartons to curbside recycling program

     
    Los Angeles is expanding its efforts to be the recycling-est city in the country. Starting Tuesday, residents can throw milk, juice, soup and wine cartons into their blue bins. The inclusion of cartons in L.A.'s curbside recycling program could divert.......
  • Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

     
    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up....
  • A look at vaginal dryness

    A look at vaginal dryness
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes vaginal dryness, and how is it treated? ANSWER: Vaginal dryness, or inadequate vaginal lubrication, can occur at any age. However, the problem is most common for women during and after menopause. Symptoms of vaginal dryness...
  • El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie

    El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie
    Ferran Adrià, the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
  • Beauty and the plastic beast

    Beauty and the plastic beast
    In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...