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Mt Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peaks Single

Mt. Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peak's Single Deadliest Avalanche

An avalanche on the world’s highest mountain has killed at least 12 local guides during a climb on Friday. The snowpack release also injured three and several others are still unaccounted for...

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US Honey Producers Concerned About Sweetened Substitutes

Honey is considered one of the top food staples, with more than 400 million pounds being consumed annually in the US. However, less than half of this amount – 149 million pounds – actually came from honey produced in the United States last year, according to USDA data.

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Procrastination

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have identified a genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting a similar evolutionary origin for these traits.

Amazoncom Launches Handheld Scanning Device For Grocery

If you find yourself tiring of the whole “making a grocery list and then running to the local store” method of replacing your food supply, than a new device announced by Amazon.com on Friday should be perfect for you.

Twitter Mapping Project Reveals Regional Preferences Of US

Thanks to a recent Twitter mapping project, experts have determined that adults living in the Eastern half of the United States prefer to drink Bud Light, while Coors Light is the preferred brand of beer for those living in the Western half – especially in and around the state of Colorado.

Gratitude Makes For More Satisfaction Baylor University

People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.

One San Francisco Designers Crusade Against Distracted

The latest efforts against texting and other distractions while driving include a website aimed at shaming texters, and now billboards with large photos of people on the 101 Freeway who don't keep two hands on the wheel and two eyes on the road are popping up in California.

Texans Turn To A New Kind Of Spirit - Salty Vodkas

When you think of Texans and their drinks, you probably think of local beers. However, Texas has a new, fast growing beverage industry that would appeal to even James Bond. Distilleries across the state are producing around 17 different vodkas.


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