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Holiday lights safety: How not to be the Griswolds
Whether you string up lights to adorn your home and yard every holiday or just wait for Christmas, it's important to keep electrical safety in mind when decorating. After all, you don't want to be your neighborhood's version of the Griswolds from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."
Hazardous asteroids may be more numerous than previously thought, scientists say
There are scads of building-size, potentially hazardous asteroids lurking in Earth's immediate neighborhood, and they may be colliding with the planet 10 times more often than scientists have previously believed, according to a new study published Wednesday that examined the airburst of a 25-million-pound asteroid earlier this year near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
A farmer dies, and an Indiana community comes together
As soon as they heard of Gerald Sullivan's death, many of his fellow farmers started volunteering to help his family bring in his last harvest. About 100 people and a fleet of equipment showed up for the duty Wednesday.
Monsanto bets $5 million in Washington State fight over altered food
Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., among the biggest makers of bioengineered crop seeds, are persuading Washington state voters to change their minds about a proposal to require labels on genetically modified food.
- PHOTOS: Community mourns teacher killed by 14-year-old student Students at Danvers High School in Massachusetts return to campus Thursday to mourn the loss of math teacher Colleen Ritzer, who police said was killed by 14-year-old student Philip Chism.
Recipe: Spaghetti squash with ground turkey and tomato sauce
Low-carb and low-calorie Italian comfort food can be hard to find. Here, cooked and shredded squash stands in for wheat pasta as the base of a nutritious and filling main dish.
Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners. But what did it get him? While Twitter has launched many once-obscure wits to social prominence, Joseph — the National Security Council staffer fired this week when he was revealed as the secret author of @natsecwonk — could never benefit from a growing fan base.
Why are there so many yellow taxis in the world?
Bumblebee-bright, a yellow taxicab blurs across Times Square: an instantly recognizable and infinitely reproduced symbol of New York City. But New York cab companies weren't the first to paint their vehicles the now iconic yellow, a popular taxi color in many parts of the country and the world.
VIDEO: "Daily Show" sparks local controversy
A Republican North Carolina precinct official resigned on Thursday, after The Daily Show aired a segment on the state's voter ID law.
VIDEO: Time-lapse videos capture stunning S.D. skies
Randy Halverson has created several time-lapse videos showcasing stunning images of South Dakota's night sky. Using still photographs pieced together, Halverson creates videos featuring the stars and moon set against breathtaking views.
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