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  • Taking the Kids -- camping

    Taking the Kids -- camping
    Toilet paper or cellphone? Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I'm guessing your kids would agree and, depending on their age, might even...
  • How to prevent another 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

    How to prevent another 'Sodomite Suppression Act'
    To the editor: There is a simple way to discourage submissions of outrageous ballot initiatives that doesn't require raising the $200 filing fee. ("'Sodomite Suppression Act' is no reason for radical initiative reform," editorial, March 24) Proponents...
  • Ebola virus vaccine developed by bird flu scientist

    Another vaccine has joined the race against the often fatal Ebola virus, and this one was developed by a group led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist internationally known for his bird flu research. The whole virus vaccine that Yoshihiro...
  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

    Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life. But recently, scientists researching melting ice watched a half-...
  • Report: Excess alcohol may boost liver cancer, but coffee can fight it

     Report: Excess alcohol may boost liver cancer, but coffee can fight it
    People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International,...
  • Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

    Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
    Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In the Caribbean, where the starch is...
  • Going bald for a good cause

    Going bald for a good cause
    Chloe VanWitzenburg (left) and Caroline Carani, students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, were among 10 girls who recently donated to both Wigs for Kids — which provides real hair for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatment —...
  • 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

    2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers
    Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite...
  • Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation of solar panels

    Baltimore ranks 34<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> in nation for installation of solar panels
    Baltimore ranks 34th in the nation for the installation of solar panels, according to a report released Thursday by a locally based research and policy group. Solar energy use has been rising in Maryland and across the country, according to the report...
  • 'Enchanted April' cast and crew take care with 1920s authenticity

     'Enchanted April' cast and crew take care with 1920s authenticity
    Getting it right is important to Marge Uhlarik-Boller, the director of Wheaton Drama's production of "Enchanted April." "I love period pieces," she said of the play that is set in the 1920s. "It allows everyone involved to do some research and really...
  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...