| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:09 PM
A pretty girl got Mike McGrath hooked on gardening more than 30 years ago.
McGrath, who now reaches 23 states and Canada with his nationally syndicated public radio show "You Bet Your Garden," met the 22-year-old at a party and wanted to impress her. So...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:19 PM
China has poured billions of dollars into building a nationwide surveillance network – by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance cameras in parks, on highways and even in taxis.
Now, there’s one more very powerful eye...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Chipotle stirred up the media and guacamole lovers with news that it could "suspend" guacamole from its menu due to global warming.
But a restaurant spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times: "This is way overblown."
The annual report from the restaurant...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Thursday morning, about 10 a.m., it was 6 degrees Fahrenheit in Hell. You would think it would be much hotter.
But Hell, Mich., freezes over regularly. With the polar vortex bringing frigid temperatures to the East, Midwest and even down South, the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The news that Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69 sent many of us scrambling for our web browsers, briefly keeping sadness at bay by remembering a filmmaker, writer and actor who made us laugh -- and then laugh again and again.
What we found was...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Today it’s the limes, tomorrow what else?
A variety of factors have contributed to a shortage of limes in the United States that has more than doubled prices over this time last year. And one of the most important is an outbreak of a citrus...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar.
Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are plenty of unusual cooking techniques and tools being used to prepare food at restaurants around town. Under the general umbrella of molecular gastronomy, there are sous vide machines, dehydrators, hot-infusion siphons and smoking guns to name...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive — off-hours training and drills to prepare employees for shootings and other calamities, surveillance cameras that can...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Secretary of State Ken Detzner is in Broward on Wednesday morning for the final stop on what he’s dubbed his “Project Integrity” tour.
It’s the effort by the state’s top elections official to sell version 2.0 of the...