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Headline of the Day: Beetles kill a Beatles great’s tree

George Harrison Memorial Tree killed … by beetles (latimes.com)

Photos: Memorials continue for Flight 17 victims

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Over the past few days, mourners have gathered to remember Flight 17 victims, who were killed in last week's downed Malaysia Airlines crash. Here are photos of memorials from around the world. At the Crash Site Read full article >>

On this day, 45 years ago, we walked on the moon

On the other side of the dateline, it was on this day that the our species first stepped onto the moon, 45 years ago. It’s a memory that makes a break from the madness and anger of today’s news. The late Neil Armstrong was the first member of the US Apollo 11 moon mission to [...]

Russia’s Spin Job of the MH17 Crash Brings Back Soviet Memories

Moscow's response to the attack on Malaysian Airlines flight 17 is a return to the ham-handed ways of the Soviet days—and that portends bad things

Hundreds attend memorial for Manhattan Beach teen killed in bus accident

Hundreds of people gather to participate in a paddle out and memorial for Mason Zisette at Manhattan Beach on Friday morning. Zisette, a 16-year-old Manhattan Beach resident, died Saturday, two days after he hit a bridge on the 405 freeway in Inglewood while standing on the top section of a...

Prince William Serves Up a Cute Day With Kids

Prince William brought both his serious and playful sides when he visited Coventry War Memorial Park on Wednesday in Coventry, England. The Duke of Cambridge was there to mark the centenary of World War I, speaking to veterans and giving a speech at the park. Show More Summary

Manifest Delusion: Debunking American Exceptionalism to Protect Human Rights

It's hard to not think about America with our Independence Day recently renewing fresh memories of fireworks, barbecues, and flags. A country of superlatives in matters economic, military, and cultural exports, talking about America's future finds fountains of opinions often strong but which mostly sing the same chorus. Show More Summary

Parents: What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Hits the Road

STONY BROOK, NY, JULY 15, 2014 - The facts couldn't be clearer: Car accidents are the number-one cause of accidental deaths in children ages 0-19 nationally. The AAA auto club says the 100 days of summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) are the deadliest for teenage drivers and their teen passengers. Show More Summary

Unlock Summertime Adventure with Target!

For most couples, summertime holds some of the best memories ever. From camping trips to beach days, music festivals to al fresco entertaining, it's the time of year for bold, new experiences and it all starts with products fit for your lifestyle. Target's Wedding Registry allows your individuality to shine with a wide range of…

Memorial Erected for Alleged Killer of Rookie Cop

Mourners are coming to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial made out of candles, balloons, and heartfelt notes days after rookie officer Melvin Santiago was gunned down while responding to an armed robbery call. But the memorial—which also includes empty liquor bottles and the message “Thug in Peace”...

Midshipman Preble Chases a Sea Serpent

Yesterday I quoted the memories of George and Luther Little of the day in May 1780 when their Massachusetts frigate chased a sea serpent off the coast of Maine. But did anyone besides the Little lieutenants leave a record of that giant...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Doctor_Tinycat: "What is the earliest memory you have of a cool new technology item your family got? (Such as how exciting it was to get a VCR, etc.) Along with any neat memories along with that."

DARPA to Help Develop Memory Restoring Brain Implant

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is famous for funding the development of the Internet, stealth jets, and GPS. These days, the agency has been giving a lot more attention to the life sciences, and specifically to rehab medical technologies to assist soldiers coming home from battles. Show More Summary

’20,000 Days on Earth’ International Trailer: Nick Cave Tells the Truth, or a Version of It

20,000 Days on Earth is a magnificent film. Mostly a documentary, the movie is a profile of Australian singer/songwriter/film composer/author Nick Cave. But the film is really about creativity, and songwriting, and memory. It’s a mold-breaking...Show More Summary

Weekly Weather Rundown: Now with 100% More Thunderstorms!

For all you who were wishing for more clouds and thunderstorms, and I know who you are, you've got your wish! Related posts: Weekly Weather Rundown July 7th – July 13th – THUNDERSTORMS! Weekly Weather Rundown Memorial Day Edition Weekly Weather Rundown May 28th – June 1st

Best Bets: Where to eat hot dogs in Atlanta right now

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yep, this exists) estimates that from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs — about 818 hot dogs per second. Another fun fact from the council: In 2013, Atlanta ranked among the top five U.S. Show More Summary

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest

Longboarders from across California take over Steamer Lane each Memorial Day weekend, as nearly 200 contestants compete for top honors in divisions from youngsters to surfing legends 70 years of age and over. The competition May 24-25 begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with heats running through 5 p.m. Spectators are invited to watch the surfing [...]

Race Across South Africa, part six

Ten days into the trip, it was already becoming difficult to remember any other way of living. Events that occurred just days before would slip into corners of my memory that already seemed dusty; Pietermaritzburg was another lifetime. Show More Summary

3 Homemade Slushie Recipes to Keep You Cool

July 11th commemorates free Slurpee day at 7-11 stores across the country.  I have fond childhood memories of visiting the green and red convenience store and filling my cup with every flavor available - pina colada, Coca Cola Classic, cherry, blue raspberry and more.

The Five Days of Meat 2014: Meat Dreams: Italian Chefs on Their First Meat Memories

Eater asked some of Italy's leading chefs — including Claudio Gargiolo, Rosanna Marziale, Roy Caceres, Cristina Bowerman, and arguably the nation's leading pizzaiolo, Franco Pepe — to share their strongest meat memories. The results range from anatomy lessons at...

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