Ditch the flowers, go with these cool Mother's Day gifts
Instead of buying your mom a generic gift for Mother’s Day like flowers or a day at the spa, here are some cool gadgets that won’t only surprise her, but perhaps perfectly match one of her hobbies or current needs.
Discovering a bat that's in a league of its own
Researchers in the grasslands of South Sudan were taken by surprise when they first spotted a beautifully patterned bat with pale yellow spots and stripes on dark black fur.
Ireland legislates for limited abortion after woman's death
Two doctors must agree a real and substantial risk to the life of a woman exists during pregnancy to approve a termination, according to government documents published in Dublin late Tuesday.
Minister's hostage hoax backfires
A minister who has described himself as a prophet has been charged in a hostage hoax that involved thousands of dollars.
Slate: How Americans parent
New parenthood is a desperate search for certainty: When you start knowing nothing, you are desperate to know something.
Trapped inside trash bin, man dies, woman seriously hurt
A Connecticut man who had sought shelter inside a trash bin died of suffocation after being trapped in a garbage collection truck that emptied the bin he and his girlfriend were inside.
5 ways your house might be making you sick
Many homeowners may be unsuspecting victims of medical problems, from asthma attacks to lung cancer, caused by components and conditions in their houses, according to a new federal report.
Slate: A better way to manage your household budget
Most people who want to know about household budgeting turn to someone like personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, who has a carefully crafted household budgeting system which relies on a simple idea, sometimes called the "envelope system." There is a problem, though: It is in violation of basic economic principles.
How to detect malware on your PC
Your anti-virus software is supposed to detect and deflect malware but, for a number of reasons, some can slip by.
Slate: 15 facts about our planet
We live on the surface of this great giant space-borne water-laden spinning rock, separated from the rest of the Universe beneath a thin veil of nitrogen and oxygen molecules. Even though you're immersed in its influence, what do you really know about the Earth?
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