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  • Worry climbs as puzzling bacteria leaves Florida palms withering

    Worry climbs as puzzling bacteria leaves Florida palms withering

    Florida horticulturists worry palm trees throughout the Sunshine State and Southeast could vanish as a new bacterial condition ravages the state’s most iconic scenery.

  • 3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.

  • In Pictures Top US tourist attractions

    Crossroads of the World: Tourists walk at Times Square in New York on April 8. In 1904, Longacre Square was renamed Times Square for the opening of the new headquarters of the New York Times newspaper in the Times Building, now called One Times Square and the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.

  • The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:

  • Prince William: Britain's most popular royal weds Kate Middleton

    Prince William: Britain's most popular royal weds Kate Middleton

    Prince William's marriage today to Catherine Middleton enshrines his popularity among the British people who admire the young royal's affable demeanor.

  • Great gardening project: Create a succulent pillow

    Diggin' It Great gardening project: Create a succulent pillow

    Creating a pillow that holds succulent plants is an easy gardening project that will dress up your porch or patio.

  • In Pictures Wacky weddings

    Scot Gortman and Peggy Plair fly through the air on the Geronimo Sky Coaster after exchanging wedding vows at the Wild Adventures amusement park near Valdosta, Ga.

  • Opinion Why I won't be watching the Super Bowl: Football is un-American

    I love sports, but with its media-managed commercialism, defined roles and story lines, and aristocratic sports analysis, American football is just plain un-American. The faux-drama of the Steelers-Packers contest doesn't actually uphold the 'everyman' American ideals.

  • Start planning summer vacation now

    The Simple Dollar Start planning summer vacation now

    Planning summer vacations far in advance can be a big money saver.

  • Mayor Bloomberg on the ropes: Seven ways the blizzard still lingers

    Mayor Bloomberg on the ropes: Seven ways the blizzard still lingers

    The harshest effects of this week's Northeast blizzard are starting to fade as snowplows reclaim New York City roadways and airport travelers rebook their way home. But the massive post-Christmas snowfall had some impacts that may linger for a while to come.