Laura Pieprzica

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LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the …

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In China, Being Retweeted 500 Times Can Land You in Jail

A teenager in Gansu Province who commented on police brutality has been detained as part of the government's crackdown on “online rumors.”<p>The death occurred on Sep. 12, according to the Beijing Times, in Zhangjiachuan, a sleepy, hill-country backwater with a population of 320,000. Passersby …

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

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Obama strikes back at Congress: 'They're focused on trying to mess with me'

President Barack Obama excoriated Congress for being "focused on trying to mess with me," hours after the Republican House approved a stopgap spending measure to continue government operations, but also eliminate funding for "Obamacare."<p>The president angrily lashed out at lawmakers who voted …

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …

Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

5 Travel Letdowns And How To Avoid Them

In every travel guide, you'll find a list of "must-see" attractions. And while you should definitely strive to accomplish as much as you can while traveling, it's important to have realistic expectations.<p>More often than not, we hear how disappointing a much-hyped attraction is. It's all subjective, …

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Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised …

The Unconventional Gardener

The ancient ash tree near Park Wood, image courtesy of the Woodland Trust One of the great joys of spring is seeing trees leaf out and bloom. They …

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A Healthy Garden With Half the Work

Gardening season is almost upon us, but if you're dreading the thought of weekends spent mowing, pruning, and weeding, we've got some ideas to help you get the most from your greenery for less work.<p>Gardening season is almost upon us, but if you're dreading the thought of weekends spent mowing, …

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10 Unforgettable Succulent Planter Arrangements

Today it’s all about the succulents, folks! There’s no denying that an easy way to add a modern touch to your patio, deck, yard or sunny interior is …

Vancouver-based installation artist Geoffrey Farmer to represent Canada at Venice Biennale

The first time Geoffrey Farmer visited Venice he was 19, backpacking through Europe and experimenting with collage – not that he would have put it that way. Collage would later become central to his artistic practice, but at that point, Farmer hadn’t even considered the possibility of being an …

Garden planning: how to plant combinations of flowers

It is a wonderful interlude when the season tips from summer into autumn, leaving behind the need to keep everything prim and proper. A well-planned garden will have plenty that is now at its best, for a host of plants have spent the summer preparing for just this moment: aster, black-eyed Susan …