PITTSBURGH -- Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water?
That's the hope of Theresa Dankovich, postdoctoral research ...Read more
On August 27th, 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched.
LOS ANGELES -- The board of directors at construction and engineering company Parsons Corp. needed to fill a seat two years ago.
Naturally, they wanted someone with communication and leadership skills. They also needed ...Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Fashion website Polyvore doesn't fit the stereotype of a Silicon Valley startup getting bought by a tech giant.
Its CEO, Jess Lee, is a woman. So are most of its workforce and its millions of ...Read more
This used to be one of my favorite trivia questions: The Queen Mary doesn't sail and the Spruce Goose doesn't fly. Where are they? They were in Long Beach. And you wouldn't think they'd move much, but in 1992, a truck took...Read more
Five words that contain GH as a letter-pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words?
GH---, -GH---, ---GH-, ----GH, ---GH--
Pool: A, A, E, I, M, O, O, O, R, R, S, S, S, T, T, T, T, U, U, WView full teaser and answer
obviate \AHB-vi-yeyt\ (verb) - To make unnecessary or prevent (an action).
"Jason was rather upset after Lana's introductory remarks obviated most of his speech"
Latin obviare "meet, withstand, prevent" from the ...Read more
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Erika, which unleashed deadly mudslides in Dominica on Thursday, has taken a turn toward Hispaniola, setting up a collision with the island nation that could decide what happens in South Florida.
In the Arms of SteeleK.L. Burrell
Chloe wanted a change. Growing up in the Midwest, she always dreamed of living near the ocean. She had many dreams that she wanted to fulfill. She never dreamed of the many things that would happen to her once she moved to West Palm Beach. Seeking to become a business manager, and possibly ...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple has announced plans for a new product event Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets eagerly anticipated by consumers.
Instagram is doing away with a requirement that photos and videos uploaded to the app be cropped into squares, a move that appeases frustrated users but removes some of the simplicity that made it special.
Instagram is ...Read more
Consider, if you will, your favorite neurotic. You may need to look no further than across your breakfast table, or conjure a picture of the nation's neurotic laureate -- Woody Allen. Or perhaps you'd reach back in history...Read more
Once again, the rumors proved true.
Apple on Thursday sent out media invites for its annual September event, which will be held on Sept. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Traditionally, the ...Read more
MIAMI -- The center of Tropical Storm Erika shifted to the south early Thursday, signaling a possible turn that could prove more threatening to South Florida.
At 11 a.m. EDT, Erika was located 125 miles west of Guadeloupe...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The hulking, 15-foot-tall robot rests on its tank treads in a West Oakland warehouse, waiting for the coming war against its powerful nemesis across the sea.
It looks fearsome. One arm is a missile ...Read more
A thought for the day: When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. -- William Least Heat-Moon
On this date in history:
In 1859, the first successful oil well in the United States was drilled near Titusville, Pa.
In 1883, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurred on ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- German philosopher Georg Hegel in 1770
- novelist Theodore Dreiser in 1871
- English automaker Charles Rolls in 1877
- photographer Man Ray in 1890
- ...Read more
Today is Thursday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2015 with 126 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Saturn.
Ba is a genus of snail. Well, you have to have fun with that. A specific snail in the genus is Ba humbugi. It's from Mba Island in Fiji and it is named for Ebenezer Scrooge's catchphrase. Sadly, the snail is on the ...Read more
Each of the following clues describes two words. One of the words is a type of tree. The other word is that tree with one of the following changes: a letter added anywhere (pine spine), a letter deleted anywhere (larch arch), a letter changed anywhere (birch birth). There is no rearrangement of the other letters. No tree is used more than once.
1) This is an older tree.
2) This is a well-known tree.
3) This is a feeble tree.