Mathew Kaas

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Want to Get Smarter? Just Look at This Color

And if you want to be more creative, look at a different color instead.<p>You know a number of strategies that let you work smarter, not harder. You know how to sound smarter. You even know that taking regular walks can improve your memory function and even take years off your brain.<p>But there's an …

Dental Care

'This could have been tragic': Dozens injured after overpass rips roof off bus

Someone yelled "duck" seconds before a packed charter bus slammed into an overpass on a Long Island highway, ripping the top off the bus and injuring dozens of teens, their chaperones and the driver, a New York State Police spokesman said Monday.<p>Maj. David Candelaria said bridges on the Southern …

New York State

Are you financially smarter than a 15-year-old? Take this quiz and find out

Do you have more financial smarts than the typical teenager? Don't be so sure.<p>Finding out is as simple as taking a basic 30-question financial literacy quiz designed by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) in honor of Financial Literacy Month in April. The test evaluates young adults' …

North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

North Korea

Viral Deer 'Bloodsicle' Illustrates Physics of Extreme Winter Cold

As Winter Storm Grayson, the “bomb cyclone,” threatens to intensify the icy cold that already has the entire American Northeast in its grip, you …

Global Warming

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Public Health

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a welcomed appearance at the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball and delivered a sobering speech that took many US Marines by surprise last Friday.<p>The 1st Marine Raider Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, is comprised of elite Marines under the command of Marine Corps …

Why Airplane Tires Don't Explode on Landing

When airplanes safely hit the tarmac after a long flight, some people applaud the plane’s pilot, but most people don’t give a second thought to the …

Watch this crazy crosswind landing and try not to scream

Videos pop up time to time of passenger jets landing in crosswinds. It’s not pretty and looks fiercely uncomfortable, but ultimately, it never looks …