PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny City Market, tucked inconspicuously into Pittsburgh's Mexican War Streets neighborhood, has built a customer base with its tidy convenience store and deli featuring locally themed sandwiches like ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Caryn Beck-Dudley has some experience as an outsider.
She was a nonpracticing Mormon in Utah, Mormon country. She was the first pregnant, pre-tenure professor in tenure track line at Utah State; ...Read more
On November 25th, 1950, the People's Republic of China joined the Korean War.
On November 24th, 1974, the skeleton of "Lucy," a 3.18 million years old female hominid, was found in Ethiopia.
Since we brought up Han Solo, one of George Lucas's annoying quirks is using special effects to literally change his movies after they come out. The most notorious example was the 1997 rerelease of the first "Star Wars" ...Read more
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levin \LEV-in\ (noun) - Lightning; a bright light.
"Broad and frequent through the night
Flash'd the sheets of levin-light;"
Walter Scott; The Dance of Death; 1815.
From Middle English levene. ...Read more
A man has 3 cards face down on a table. One is a jack and two are aces. He knows the order but you do not. You can ask him one yes or no question, but when you do you have to point to one of the cards. If you point to an ace, he will tell the truth, if you point to the jack, he will randomly say yes or no. You have to find one of the aces.View full teaser and answer
A total solar eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth about once every year and a half, on average. But imagine if it happened every single month. For this to be the case, the moon would have to orbit Earth in the same plane in ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
Watch out, malaria -- scientists are coming for you with genetically engineered mosquitoes.
A team of researchers has altered the DNA in mosquitoes so they can fight and kill the parasites that cause malaria inside their ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Evan Spiegel grabs his iPhone, opens his Los Angeles company's app and taps an icon for "Los Angeles."
Instantly, he's watching short, full-screen videos that Snapchat users ...Read more
When Apple released the iPad in 2010, it sought to fill a niche in the computing industry.
The company perceived -- correctly as it turned out -- that there was a need for a device that was larger and more powerful than a...Read more
Q: I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Does the Windows 10 built-in security software, Windows Defender, provide enough protection against computer viruses, spyware and other malicious software? Will the Kaspersky ...Read more
A thought for the day: And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. -- President John F. Kennedy
On this date in history:
In 1783, more than 6,000 British troops evacuated New York City after signing the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War.
In 1947, film industry executives announced that ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- Industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1835
- pioneer German automobile designer Karl Benz in 1844
- social reformer Carrie Nation in 1846
- Pope John XXIII in 1881<...Read more
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2015 with 36 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain. That much is for sure. But the exact height is tough to say. Mountains are hard to measure because they are covered in ice and are so big they have their own gravity. When ...Read more
ugsome \UG-suhm\ (adjective) - Dreadful, loathsome.
"With her too sweet tea, cloying manners, and stuffy living room, Jed felt that his grandmother was at times ugsome."
From Middle English, from uggen, from Old Norse...Read more
After you have dealt about half of the 52 cards for a bridge game (with four players), the phone rings. You put down the undealt cards to answer the phone. When you return, none of the cards has been touched, and no one can remember where the last card was dealt. Without counting the cards in any hand, or the number of cards yet to be dealt, how can you finish dealing rapidly and accurately, giving each player exactly the same cards they would...View full teaser and answer
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com has required an undisclosed number of customers to reset passwords to their online accounts after the company said some passwords "may have been improperly stored" on devices.
Several Amazon ...Read more