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How to Make a Clementine Candle

Looking for a unique way to light up your home for a special occasion or the holidays? Transform a small piece of citrus fruit into a votive …

Nonprofits

8 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants for the Busy Gardener

Keeping a garden can seem like an intimidating task. It's daunting especially for someone who is a beginner! We've rounded up eight plants that can …

Gardening

Gallery: Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

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Supreme Court Backs Warrants For Blood Tests In DUI Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must generally obtain a warrant before subjecting a drunken-driving suspect to a blood test. The vote was 8-to-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas the lone dissenter.<p>Tyler McNeely was pulled over late at night after a state trooper observed him driving …

'Ricin' letters: Man arrested in connection with packages sent to Obama and Wicker

A man has been arrested in connection with two letters suspected of containing the poison ricin sent to Barack Obama and a senator, the FBI has …

Photos of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Police are reporting 2 deaths and at least 23 hurt, as authorities begin their investigation. For further details, see coverage on the Atlantic Wire.

North Carolina takes down Confederate Civil War battle flag after protest | Paul Harris

William Faulkner once noted that in regards to the American South's awareness of its troubled history, "the past is never dead. It's not even …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Caffeine-Addicted Bacteria Die If You Give Them Decaf

Engineered E. coli could be used to clean caffeine-polluted waterways.<p>Caffeine. Like so many other wonderful compounds that provide a lift, buzz, high or other pleasant side effect, caffeine under certain circumstances is toxic. It's most certainly poisonous to humans in high amounts, but even …

The Most Incredible Pictures Of Every Planet In Our Solar System

Each and every planet--and one dwarf planet--in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft, this is the most complete view of Mercury ever taken. It was compiled very recently, on February …

This Weird Green Rock Is From Mercury

Well, Mercury or a "Mercury-like body." It's unlike any other meteorite ever found on Earth.<p>Last year, a group of 35 meteorite samples was found in Morocco. One of them was this guy, a curiously green sample given the name NWA 7325. Further analysis indicates that its color isn't the only unusual …

Something Is Killing Up To Half Of America's Bees

Whatever's killing honeybees is getting worse, but we still don't know what it is.<p>There's some kind of environmental issue/plague/apocalypse killing America's honeybees, but years after it first started happening, scientists are still putting together what it might be. Meanwhile, 2012 was the worst …

Iran, N Korea and Syria block UN arms treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked adoption of a UN treaty that would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade which required agreement by all 193 UN member states.<p>"There is no consensus for the adoption of this text," Peter Woolcott, Australian Ambassador and the meeting …

Tattoo Removal Artist Helps Clients With Emotional Scars

Dawn Maestas runs a tattoo-removal business in Albuquerque, N.M., and her clients include women who want the names of abusive partners removed.<p>Some of them have been tattooed forcibly, like the 22-year-old client who visited StoryCorps with Maestas.<p>"I was with a guy for five years. He was much …

Hong Kong, scarred by SARS, plays it safe with a nasty new coronavirus

The last time a coronavirus reached near-pandemic status—you may remember it as SARS—Hong Kong was hit with 1755 cases and 299 deaths, and severe damage to its economy. Now there’s a new coronavirus on the loose, and though there is no sign yet that it’s the next SARS, Hong Kong and world health …

Hong Kong

Dog-pampering obsessions in Singapore and Hong Kong are symptoms of a demographic time bomb

In Hong Kong and Singapore, it is not unusual to see couples pushing baby strollers that do not contain a baby, but rather a small dog. Sometimes the puppy prams are not wheeled by the dog owners, but by a Filipino or Indonesian domestic helper who has been hired just to look after the pooch.<p>This …

Hong Kong

James Holmes Might Get Away with Not Dying

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Accusing the Colorado movie theater shooter's defense team of drumming up publicity and seeking a …

Sandy Hook shooting survivors left homeless by fire - U.S. News

A house belonging to the Barth family in Newtown, Conn., is seen on March 28, the day after it was destroyed by fire.<p>A Newtown, Conn., home destroyed by a fire this week was owned by a couple whose children survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December.<p>Wednesday afternoon's fire …

Tibetan Miners Buried in Landslide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Chinese state media has reported that 83 workers have been buried in a massive landslide in Tibet, …

Tulsa Oklahoma Dentist Allegedly Exposed Patients to HIV, Hepatitis with Unclean, Rusty Insturments

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz - Cosmic Log

From 2012: Honeybees may be victims of widely used insecticides. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.<p>This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an …

North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …