Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tip of the Week: Using Tech for Your Taxes

New York Times

All students can learn 'gifted' class skills, study finds

If you want smarter kids, treat them as if they're smart.
By Jane Stancill
(McClatchy Newspapers)
Seattle Times

Lobster golf balls? Yes. Why? Cruise ships.

Lobster golf balls: Want to improve your stroke out at sea? Use lobster golf balls. Made from the shell, they're biodegradable.
By InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Christian Science Monitor

Friday, April 1, 2011

Toddler Twins: Secret Language or Babble?

New York Times

Outsmart the Airlines to Get Precious Inches in Coach

Wall Street Journal

Feds give miniature horses service animal status

(Associated Press)
Denver Post

Learning the Ropes

Forget the treadmill. To get fit quickly and easily this spring, do like boxers do and jump around
Wall Street Journal

An Unexpected Benefit and A Cause for Concern

National Institutes of Health

Antibacterial Soap Additive Accumulates in Fish: Study

The chemical is found in small amounts in 60% of U.S. rivers and streams, researchers say.
HealthDay News

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The five best online April Fools' pranks

Every April Fools' Day, tech-savvy pranksters jam up the Web with a range of gags and jokes. We survey some of the best online April Fools' pranks, from upside-down You Tube videos to the promise of real, live Facebook pokes.
- Matthew Shaer
Christian Science Monitor

Praying for Others Seems to Help Anger Fade

People who are provoked can let their bad mood go by petitioning for the less fortunate, study suggests.

Clean Water Act Trends Map and Annual Noncompliance Report

Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bronx Zoo cobra: her top 4 tweets

Bronx Zoo cobra run amok? The Bronx Zoo insists its missing Egyptian cobra is probably hiding on zoo property. But the Twitter account @BronxZoosCobra suggests that the Bronx Zoo cobra is involved in a little Big Apple high jinks. Here are the four funniest tweets.
- Aaron Couch, Contributor
Christian Science Monitor

Where Wal-Mart Failed, Aldi Succeeds

New York Times

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit


Monday, March 28, 2011

Artificial Food Dyes Scrutinized by FDA

Wall Street Journal

Stress May Alter Gut Bacteria to Hinder Immune System

By changing bacteria levels in gut, stress causes changes in physiological function, study finds
By Robert Preidt
Medline Plus

Thomas Jefferson's Cut-and-Paste Bible

Our third president sought to separate the words of Jesus from the 'corruptions' of his followers.
Wall Street Journal

Paper or Plastic? A Lawyer's Answer Sends Him From Hero to Pariah

San Francisco Cheered as He Fought Oreos, But Jeers as He Battles for His Bag of ChoiceBy VAUHINI VARA
Wall Street Journal