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Couple Finds 108-Year-Old Message in a Bottle

A German couple spending the day at a beach on the North Sea has found a message in a bottle that’s at least 108 years old. Possibly the oldest ever found, it was not originally released by a lovelorn, boating Kevin Costner, but rather an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents. » 8/21/15 10:55am 8/21/15 10:55am

Woman Goes on Trial for Alleged 'Magic Cheese' Scam

Turn your eyes to France, justice enthusiasts, because there’s quite a case unfolding across the Atlantic. A woman is currently on trial for allegedly bilking people out of hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars, with pie-in-the-sky promises they could make and sell fancy cheeses to French beauty product… » 6/08/15 5:40pm 6/08/15 5:40pm

How Many Pizzas Should You Order? The Pizza Equation Will Tell You

At some point in your life you will be asked to order pizza for a group. When that time comes, don’t be afraid. All the information you need to determine how many pies to order can be found in the pizza itself. Because what is a pizza if not a tool for learning fractions? » 4/27/15 3:25pm 4/27/15 3:25pm

The Next Frontier in the Weed Business Is Sick, Old Dogs

Given how much Americans love their pets and how often they express that love by spending large amounts of money (not criticizing; I own a quadruple-decker cat tower), it was only a matter of time before somebody started selling cannabis treats for sad sick old dogs. Welcome to the latest frontier in marijuana… » 4/13/15 7:45pm 4/13/15 7:45pm

Some Dietary Supplements Found to Contain 'Amphetamine-Like' Compound

Another day, another reminder that you can’t always trust what’s on the side of a pill bottle, and just because it says “all natural” doesn’t make it the same thing as a bran muffin. This time it’s weight-loss supplements, which could very well contain something a lot like amphetamines. » 4/07/15 5:20pm 4/07/15 5:20pm

Audubon Society Slams 'Sad Ravings' of 'Consumerist' Jonathan Franzen

When he isn’t sharing his thoughts about the Internet with the Internet, bestselling author Jonathan Franzen is a birder. He recently wrote a long essay speculating that the looming threat of global climate change is encouraging us to abandon more concrete (but smaller-scale) bird-related conservation efforts. He… » 4/03/15 1:50pm 4/03/15 1:50pm