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NASA took tree seeds into space nearly 50 years ago. Here's what happened to them.

NASA took tree seeds into space nearly 50 years ago. Here's what happened to them.


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  8 Comments  •  3 Likes  •  5 hours ago

When astronaut Stuart Roosa boarded for the Apollo 14 in 1971he wasn’t alone. He was carrying a canister the size of a soda can, filled with 500...

In Memorial For Marsha Meyer aka Dowser

In Memorial For Marsha Meyer aka Dowser


By: Perrie Halpern  •  Other  •  67 Comments  •  23 Likes  •  6 days ago

A meaningful life

Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president

Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  85 Comments  •  3 Likes  •  4 weeks ago

The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election — if the popular vote results in an apparent...

Wasteland: Why recycling isn't the answer to our trash problem

Wasteland: Why recycling isn't the answer to our trash problem


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  Environment/Climate  •  21 Comments  •  5 Likes  •  one month ago

In the environment-saving trio of reduce, reuse, and recycle, America has banked most on that last one over the past half-century or so. But as...

 Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths

Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  22 Comments  •  2 Likes  •  one month ago

The United States is in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history.

Miners, keepers: Could bees be the answer to West Virginia’s coal slump?

Miners, keepers: Could bees be the answer to West Virginia’s coal slump?


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  23 Comments  •  6 Likes  •  2 months ago

In Summers County, West Virginia, what was once a booming coal-fueled economy has diminished as coal usage in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest...

French 'flying man' succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard

French 'flying man' succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  9 Comments  •  4 Likes  •  2 months ago

Franky Zapata abandoned a previous attempt after failing to land on a refuelling platform and falling into the sea.

Two United Airlines pilots arrested before flight from Scotland to U.S.

Two United Airlines pilots arrested before flight from Scotland to U.S.


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  53 Comments  •  6 Likes  •  2 months ago

"We hold all of our employees to the highest standards and have a strict, no tolerance policy for alcohol," United Airlines said in a statement.

A raccoon got stuck in a storm grate. Ten firefighters in Newton, Massachusetts, worked to get it out.

A raccoon got stuck in a storm grate. Ten firefighters in Newton, Massachusetts, worked to get it out.


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  34 Comments  •  3 Likes  •  2 months ago

"It was quite the operation," said a tweet from the fire department.

Dad of twins who died in hot car in the Bronx sees criminal case halted

Dad of twins who died in hot car in the Bronx sees criminal case halted


Via: Perrie Halpern  •  News & Politics  •  17 Comments  •  2 Likes  •  2 months ago

The Bronx district attorney decided not to put the case before a grand jury at this time, pending further investigation.

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