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Dog turns on stove, starts fire in N.J.

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A fire broke out in a home on Norwood Drive on Friday night after a dog accidentally turned on a stove, which then burned a laptop that was on top of the stove, police said.<p>At 5:17 p.m. Friday, township police along with the Forked River Fire Department responded to 1318 …

30 Zucchini Recipes for Using Up All Your Darn Zucchini

Recipes

Cocaine Use In UK So Prevalent It Contaminates Drinking Water

Cocaine use is so widespread in the UK it has contaminated the nation's drinking water.<p>A report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate found traces of …

Savor Thanksgiving, but watch the carbs: 47 easy ways to scale back

Thanksgivingis but one day. So just enjoy it (in moderation, of course). After all, it's what you eat the remaining 360-something days of the year that really determines your pants size.<p>Throughout 2013, the L.A. Times' Mind & Body section has focused on taking small, simple steps to improve your …

Recipes

How to make croissants (a step-by-step guide with .gifs) - Izy Hossack

Croissants are just one of those things where you will never fully appreciate one when you eat it, until you’ve put in the hours making them yourself.<p>…

Apple Cider Donuts

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A recipe for one of our favorite fall traditions, best enjoyed while walking though an orchard. Or the closest city …

Baking

Associated Press News

A GPS-Tracked Prairie Chicken Has Wandered 1,180 Miles Since April

The winding journeys of prairie chicken No. 112 make your Fitbit step count look like chump change.<p>A female prairie chicken is putting all other summer road trips to shame. Her circular jaunts around Iowa and Missouri added up to 1,180 miles between April and August--more than 200 miles a …

Positive pregnancy tests in high demand on Craiglist

Classifieds advertise tests for women hoping to trick their boyfriends into popping the question<p>Troubling new trend alert: In the last few months, there’s been a preponderance of Craigslist ads selling positive pregnancy tests. In May, a woman in Buffalo offered hers for $25, apparently as a …

Crocodile traps man on island for two weeks

(Newser) – Talk about a vacation gone wrong: A New Zealand kayaker spent two weeks trapped on an island about 2.5 miles off Western Australia's far northern coast because he feared a 20-foot crocodile would eat him.<p>The man, named only as Ryan, told his eventual rescuer that he was "stalked" by the …

Western Australia

Enough With Baby Talk; Infants Learn From Lemur Screeches, Too

New research suggests that 3-month-old human babies can use lemur calls as teaching aids. The findings hint at a deep biological connection between language and learning.<p>Babies begin learning as soon as they're born. They're listening, too. But researchers still don't know exactly how the …

A work of art: Crayola turning markers into fuel

Crayola has found a way to turn dried up markers into clean fuel capable of being used in boilers, ships and even cars.<p>The company makes up to 700 million markers a year and has partnered with New York clean energy company JBI to create the Colorcycle initiative.<p>Under the initiative, about 600 …

Why Some Male Turkeys Are So Damned Sexy

It's not what you have, it's how you use it.<p>For male wild turkeys, reproduction is an all-family effort. Less attractive males often don't get to mate, but they're still driven to ensure their genetic material is passed on. So they help their brightly colored, dominant brothers seduce hens in a …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

Environment: News & features

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop Arrested AGAIN On More Drug Charges

Nearly two years after what may be the world's best name change, Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop is back behind bars.<p>Born "Jeffrey Drew Wilschke" in the suburbs of Chicago, Zopittybop-bop-bop legally changed his name in 2011. The sheer awesomeness of the moniker first made headlines in January …

Crime

Mango Lassi-sicles

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: How to turn mango lassis into popsicles. Because everything is better on a stick.</i><p>I am sure that the mango on my kitchen counter has suffered …

Mango

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. It kept on going. Today it's billions of miles from Earth, and scientists have been predicting it will soon leave the solar system.<p>NPR has been on Voyager watch since at least 2003, when longtime science correspondent …

Montana to allow eating of roadkill elks, moose and antelope

Passing through Montana and come across a dead deer, elk, moose or antelope? A new law in the vast American state will soon permit you to take them home for dinner.<p>Steve Lavin, a state representative from the city of Kalispell, introduced the legislation to allow anyone who finds the carcasses – or …

States Scramble to Find New Ways to Kill People

It’s a really odd prob­lem to have. Ohio is run­ning out of the drug it uses to kill con­victs on death row, the sed­at­ive pento­bar­bit­al. …

Pharma

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Did 'Fifty Shades' Make Handcuffs More Popular? British Firefighters Think So

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> may be contributing to the rise in the number of people calling emergency …

You Wish Your Neurons Were This Pretty | WIRED

When Greg Dunn finished his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn in 2011, he bought himself a sensory deprivation tank as a graduation present. The gift …

Neuroscience

FYI: If A Mosquito Bites Me After I’ve Had A Beer, Can It Get Drunk?

B-b-b-buzzz<p>Shockingly, no major studies have been conducted on this topic. "The implications are, however, profound," says Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland. "Reckless flying, passing out in frosty beer mugs, hitting on crane flies instead of mosquito babes. Frightening!" …

Living Well: 10 Secrets (Actually, Shortcuts!) For Better Cooking

<i>Photos and text by Lindsey Johnson for Design Mom.</i><p>I remember my mother wishing there were more hours in the day. So much to do! So little time! Now …

How to eat a boiled crab

Choose your newspaper carefully. Then take a boiled crab and turn it over. Admire how its legs are not so different to those of the human (in the …

Pati Jinich's Impossible Chocoflan

<i>Our guest editor this week is Pati Jinich, authority on Mexican cooking and author of Pati's Mexican Table. She'll be sharing a week's worth of recipes, choosing a Wildcard winner, answering our questions, and giving away a few copies of her book.</i><p><i>Today: A layer of chocolate cake batter makes the</i> …

Dessert

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