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When to give up on the food in your pantry

Sunday  05:30,   01 september 2019
popsci

Deciding who’s right and who’s wrong depends on what type of person you are, but we’re here to tell you there is a scientific answer to the burning question: Is this ok to eat? Spoilage vs. safety All food can be classified in three large groups:... >>>

Man Commutes to Work on a Jet Ski Every Day

Sunday  05:30,   01 september 2019
insideedition

David Pike says it's the quickest way to get from New Jersey, where he lives, to his job in Brooklyn, New York. It sure beats the subway. Every weekday, 34-year-old David Pike jumps on his jet ski and makes the trip from Jersey City, New Jersey,... >>>

Parents Help Fulfill Late Daughter's Dream of Being Author and Publish Her Stories

Saturday  19:20,   31 august 2019
insideedition

Susan Chance said her daughter Vail Johnson started writing stories in the first grade. Vail Johnson, 9, had always wanted to write and dreamed of becoming an author. Three years after her death, her mom finally made that dream come true. Susan... >>>

Gatwick 'drugs bust' turns out to be cake ingredients

Saturday  19:20,   31 august 2019
news.sky

A "drugs bust" at Gatwick Airport turned out to be a suitcase full of cake ingredients for a vegan bakery. Workers at pizza restaurant Purezza were transporting the ingredients in a suitcase, when one of them was stopped by British Transport Police. >>>

World War Two veteran breaks own scuba diving record at 96

Saturday  19:20,   31 august 2019
reuters

World War Two veteran breaks own scuba diving record at... >>>

The Breakdown: What Will Happen if You Try to Storm Area 51

Saturday  12:25,   31 august 2019
insideedition

The Breakdown asked security expert Steve Kardian what people can expect if they attempt to storm Area 51. Thinking of storming Area 51? You might want to think again. That's according to safety expert Steve Kardian, who visited The Breakdown to... >>>

Proposal to open up rhino horn trade rejected

Saturday  06:10,   31 august 2019
nationalgeographic

Countries voted against Eswatini and Namibia’s proposals to loosen restrictions on the trade in live rhinos and rhino... >>>

A Brooklyn Airbnb is going viral after it turned out to essentially be a tiny Harry Potter-esque 'cupboard' under the stairs

Saturday  06:10,   31 august 2019
msn

Although Zoe Reeve wasn't expecting luxury from the cramped room, she was surprised to find that her bedding didn't even seem to have been... >>>

15,000-year-old Idaho archaeology site now among America’s oldest

Friday  17:40,   30 august 2019
nationalgeographic

Artifacts from the Cooper’s Landing site poke more holes in the traditional theory of when people arrived in the... >>>

Your compass could point 'true north' for first time in 360 years

Friday  17:40,   30 august 2019
news.sky

For the first time in more than three centuries, your compass might finally be about to point true north. At some point over the next two weeks, compasses at Greenwich will point true north for the first time in about 360 years, while other parts of >>>

Bats get 'manicures' so numbers can be counted

Friday  10:45,   30 august 2019
news.sky

A group of rare bats is being pampered with manicures so that scientists can count their numbers. The Cuban greater funnel-eared bats are confined to a cave in Western Cuba and are in urgent need of conservation attention, according to international >>>

Mom Wins Battle to Keep 'PB4WEGO' License Plate

Friday  10:45,   30 august 2019
insideedition

Thanks to an intervention from the governor of New Hampshire, Wendy Auger gets to keep her creative vanity plate. One New Hampshire mom’s license plate has gotten her attention she wasn’t expecting. Her vanity plate reads “PB4WEGO,” or “pee before... >>>

Do Bears Really Love Honey?

Friday  10:45,   30 august 2019
mentalfloss

If your experience with bears is largely limited to reading Winnie the Pooh as a kid, you might think that these fuzzy mammals will do anything to get their gigantic paws on a jar of honey. And you wouldn’t necessarily be wrong. Author A. A. Milne... >>>

Canadian wins jackpot, but kept it a secret for 10 months

Friday  05:45,   30 august 2019
msn

A Vietnamese refugee who played the same lottery numbers since resettling in Canada 36 years ago won a Can$60 million jackpot, but kept it secret for 10... >>>

Why Do Cats Leave Their Mouths Open After Smelling Something?

Friday  05:45,   30 august 2019
mentalfloss

Why does a cat smell something then keep its mouth open for an awkwardly long time? It’s called the flehmen response, a.k.a. “stinky face.” As kitten rescuer Hannah Shaw writes on Instagram, it’s “a cat’s way of analyzing an unfamiliar and... >>>