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  • Grow plants year-round with a greenhouse

    Grow plants year-round with a greenhouse

    Longing for a greenhouse so you can grow plants all year? Now's the time to plan for one.

  • Native plants give way to European and Asian 'invaders'

    Native plants give way to European and Asian 'invaders'

    The American landscape is becoming less American as plants from Europe and Asia invade open spaces, crowding out native species and lessening the nation's biological diversity.

  • Gallery Celebrities giving to Haiti

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (c.) visits a cholera treatment center run by the Rev. Franklin Graham's relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, in Cabaret, Haiti, on Dec. 11. Ms. Palin arrived in Haiti as part of a brief humanitarian mission in the impoverished nation struggling to overcome postelection violence and a cholera epidemic.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/07

    A tourist feeds Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Wednesday. Australia called for a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asian resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway.'

  • Meg Whitman fuels big-spending California governor's race

    Meg Whitman fuels big-spending California governor's race

    Meg Whitman has announced she's contributing another $20 million to her gubernatorial campaign. The California governor's race could become the priciest gubernatorial election in US history.

  • Opinion The 2010 Census and Latinos: What race are we?

    The 2010 Census has confused Hispanics. It asks one’s race but doesn’t have a Hispanic option. What about 'multiracial,' or brown?

  • April Fools' Day history? Be wary of those who say they know.

    April Fools' Day history? Be wary of those who say they know.

    April Fools' Day history is murky, and nobody knows its origins. So beware any Boston University professors who claim it originated in the court of Constantine.

  • The Journal Keeper

    The Journal Keeper

    Memoirist and essay writer Phyllis Theroux tracks six eventful years of her own life.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/30

    A woman holds her sleeping baby during South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to a settlement for poor whites in Pretoria on March 30. While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years, with white unemployment nearly doubled between 1995 and 2005, according to the South African Institute for Security Studies.

  • 'Terrorist attack' on Las Vegas canceled: Politics over preparedness?

    'Terrorist attack' on Las Vegas canceled: Politics over preparedness?

    At Sen. Harry Reid's request, the Obama administration canceled a mock 'dirty bomb' terrorist attack exercise in Las Vegas. Critics say the administration is playing politics with national preparedness, but others say a shift to secret surprise tests is a better way to prepare for the worst.