Pilot mistake means pingpong balls rain on highway
A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate.
Fair tidings | Annual expositions combine family fun with ag, livestock displays
County fairs are an ideal way to salute hardworking farm families while providing an opportunity to have good, old-fashioned fun.
Stadium hopes self-serve beer is a home run at All-Star Game
Just in time for the Home Run Derby, Target Field in Minneapolis put in two self-serve beer machines in the stands behind first and third base, letting thirsty fans pick a brew, pour and pay by the ounce.
Look what's happening this weekend
“The Winter’s Tale” will be presented by Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday and July 18-19 in the main pavilion at Stackhouse Park, Westmont.
Can plants hear? Study finds that vibrations prompt some to boost their defenses
They have no specialized structure to perceive sound as we do, but a new study has found that plants can discern the sound of predators through tiny vibrations of their leaves - and beef up their defenses in response.
‘Passionate about Johnstown’: Community Foundation interns seek ideas to enhance region; grants available
Two new initiatives share the mission of linking students with organizations to create better communities.
Goats clearing weeds, vines in Pittsburgh park
A herd of goats has been "hired" to clear weeds and invasive vines from a Pittsburgh park as the first stage in a restoration project.
Thinking about breaking up? Flip a coin
In their latest book, 'Think Like a Freak," Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner suggest that, contrary to what many people have told you in life, you should quit. That is, when things get tough, you shouldn't always tough them out and stick with it. Instead, you should quit and do so sooner rather than later.
The science of shyness
Shy people have quite a bit to contend with - not least the word itself.
It has a number of different meanings, none of which are flattering. To "shy away" from something implies avoidance; to "shy" can also mean to move suddenly in fright; to "be shy of" something can mean to come up short, or be insufficient.
For millennials, out-of-wedlock childbirth is the norm
This month brings us yet another reminder that, for young Americans, having children outside of marriage is very much "the new normal," as The New York Times once put it.
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