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  • Group kicks off planting of ancient tree clones

    Group kicks off planting of ancient tree clones

    A team led by a nurseryman from northern Michigan and his sons has raced against time for two decades, snipping branches from some of the world’s biggest and most durable trees with plans to produce clones that could restore ancient forests and help fight climate change. Now comes the most... Read More »

  • Dogs reduce stress in autistic children

    Dogs reduce stress in autistic children

    Dogs-apart from being man’s best friend-have a special role to play in the lives of children with special needs. A new study by the Universite de Montreal has suggested that specifically trained service dogs can help reduce the anxiety and enhance the socialization skills of children with... Read More »

  • Which Old-Fashioned Stress Remedies Really Work?

    Which Old-Fashioned Stress Remedies Really Work?

    Chances are, if you searched your office building, you’d find a dusty, old stress ball. These round little numbers are ubiquitous among corporate “freebies,” almost taunting the drained office worker who’d rather chuck one at the boss than use it to de-compress. But before... Read More »

  • Ferrets Sold As Toy Poodles

    Ferrets Sold As Toy Poodles

    Gullible bargain hunters at Argentina’s largest bazaar are forking out hundreds of dollars for what they think are gorgeous toy poodles, only to discover that their cute pooch is in fact a ferret pumped up on steroids. One retired man from Catamarca, duped by the knock-down price for a... Read More »

  • Runner Returns To Track After Losing Leg

    Runner Returns To Track After Losing Leg

    Patrick Ahearn’s career as a track star was put on hold when the high school senior lost part of his leg in a boating accident in August. But not even the amputation of his foot could keep the determined teenager permanently off the track, where he previously held the title of Norman High... Read More »

  • Beastie Boy Serves Up Warm Meals To Sandy Survivors

    Beastie Boy Serves Up Warm Meals To Sandy Survivors

    Since Hurricane Sandy devastated Rockaway Beach in the New York City borough of Queens last October, Michael Diamond, known best as the Beastie Boy’s Mike D, has been serving up 200 to 500 free meals a day from his Rockaway Plate Lunch truck. Diamond told reporters that the need for food at... Read More »

  • Fleetwood Mac to release new EP

    Fleetwood Mac to release new EP

    Marking their first new album since 2003’s “Say You Will,” Fleetwood Mac announced at a Philadelphia concert over the weekend that they will release new music in the coming days. The band had launched their world tour two days prior in Columbus, Ohio, where they debuted the new... Read More »

  • Roger Ebert Laid To Rest In Chicago

    Roger Ebert Laid To Rest In Chicago

    US film critic and writer Roger Ebert, who died last week, has been laid to rest in his native Chicago. “He didn’t just dominate his profession, he defined it,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel to mourners at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday. Ebert, who wrote reviews at the Chicago Sun... Read More »

  • Samoa Air to Charge Passengers by Weight

    Samoa Air to Charge Passengers by Weight

    Here’s yet another reason to get in shape before you hit the beach: if you’re flying Samoa Air, you will now “pay only for what you weigh,” according to its website. The airline is calculating the cost of the ticket based on both the weight of passengers and their baggage: customers pay a... Read More »

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