Science & Tech
Squirrels are a common species that can be found just about everywhere, city or rural, from Washington D.C. in the North American continent to the rainforests of Indonesia. In fact, Jeremy Hance pegged the characteristics of the common squirrel perfectly in his mongabay.com article this week: It's not surprising then that many people begrudge squirrels as nuisance animals: they gorge themselves on
By Delilah Jean Williams on Aug 22, 2014
Brian Hoyer — and not Johnny Manziel — is the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns. That is at least the case heading into Cleveland's third preseason contest at home against the St. Louis Rams. Browns head coach Mike Pettine told reporters earlier this week that he was going with the 28-year-old unproven journeyman over Johnny Football for several reasons, most notably because Hoyer was a
By Zac Wassink on Aug 22, 2014
In an L.A. Weekly blog column, Henry Rollins, former frontman for Black Flag who's also a writer, rebuked Robin Williams for taking his own life. Admonishing a deceased individual for actions he took while alive is futile, especially if the belief is that the dead are no more or are no longer in hearing distance is correct. If Williams could read the column, he might laugh, if it weren’t for refe
By Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi on Aug 22, 2014
The Honda Accord is America's most wanted car among America's most wanted car thieves. That's according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which tracked every reported automobile theft in America last year. The NICB's Hot Wheels 2013 report ranks the most stolen vehicles in America by make and model, and found the Honda Accord was the most popular car to steal in 2013 by a s
By Joe Kukura on Aug 22, 2014
According to the World Health Organization, for well over a century humans have associated the rise of diseases with certain weather patterns, which caused Roman aristocrats to move into hilltop resorts during the summer to avoid malaria-carrying mosquitos and South Asians would season their food heavily with curry in summer to avoid diarrhea. Ebola, which has killed over 1,000 people across West
By Delilah Jean Williams on Aug 18, 2014
In appreciation Former US Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-VT), who died Monday at 80 in Washington, may be best remembered for staging a so-called “coup of one” when he defected from the Republican Party in 2001 to become an independent and caucus with the Democratic Party. He also was described as “a Vermonter through and through” and lived a simple life even during his tenure in the halls of Congress. Jeff
By Mike Sarzo on Aug 18, 2014
Would you be more likely to vote if it meant you could win a cash prize for casting your ballot? Officials in Los Angeles think so. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted 3-0 to recommend that the City Council consider using cash prizes as a way of luring more people to the polls, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "Maybe it's $25,000, maybe it's $50,000," said Commission Preside
By Darren Richardson on Aug 18, 2014
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By Melanie Ruiz on Jun 21, 2014
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