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Donald Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic pink flamingo, died Monday. Photo by Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images. Chances are, at some point you’ve seen a plastic pink flamingo, or perhaps a whole flock, adorning someone’s lawn. Wherever it was, you...
The Obama administration grants gives more seven states and the District of Columbia waivers for more flexibility on No Child Left Behind requirements. Photo by Fuse/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and...
The U.S. national flag is pictured at the Office of Personnel Management building in Washington June 5, 2015. In the latest in a string of intrusions into U.S. agencies’ high-tech systems, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered what...
SchoolGrown’s auquapoincs farm and headquarters in Half Moon Bay, California. The organization shares space with Ouroboros Farms, a commercial aquaponics facility. Photo by SchoolGrown I grew up in Iowa, so I’ve spent a fair amount of time around...
Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Cathleen Cimino break down what you need to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing The Senate voted today to prevent a filibuster against Trade Promotion Authority, legislation essential to...
Researchers have found that Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have a beneficial effect on gut bacteria in mice. Photo by IMAGEMORE Co, Ltd/Getty A mushroom a day may keep the doctor away. The active ingredients in a Asian mushroom can change...