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  • The Coolest Cooler EVER

    The Coolest Cooler EVER

    Cooler, ice box, cool box... call it whatever you want. The mainstay of picnics and beach days has barely changed for decades.Well, it has now. Oregon-based Ryan Grepper has unveiled his 'coolest' device that has many different features, and it is taking the internet by storm.
    Cooler, ice box, cool box... call it whatever you want. The mainstay of picnics and beach days has barely changed for decades.Well, it has now. Oregon-based Ryan Grepper has unveiled his 'coolest' device that has many different features, and it is taking the internet by storm.
  • Is Your Tap Water Lowering Your IQ?

    Is Your Tap Water Lowering Your IQ?

    Some say fluoride in drinking water is a good thing, and some say it needs to be removed. It's a debate that has been going on for years. What many agree on, however, is the need to find the amount that is considered safe and healthy.
    Some say fluoride in drinking water is a good thing, and some say it needs to be removed. It's a debate that has been going on for years. What many agree on, however, is the need to find the amount that is considered safe and healthy.
  • Can Nuclear Plant Survive Powerful Earthquake

    Can Nuclear Plant Survive Powerful Earthquake

    Nuclear expert urges California to shut down only nuclear plant until it can be proven that it can stand powerful earthquake.
    Nuclear expert urges California to shut down only nuclear plant until it can be proven that it can stand powerful earthquake.
  • Napa Earthquake: When Will It Happen Again?

    Napa Earthquake: When Will It Happen Again?

    There is joke among scientists: Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.  Earthquake prediction is the holy grail for earthquake scientists, but there is currently no accepted method to accomplish the goal of predicting the time, place and magnitude of an impending quake. 
    There is joke among scientists: Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.  Earthquake prediction is the holy grail for earthquake scientists, but there is currently no accepted method to accomplish the goal of predicting the time, place and magnitude of an impending quake. 
  • Teen Football Player Struck By Lightning

    Teen Football Player Struck By Lightning

    A 13-year-old football player is in critical condition after lightning struck the field during practice.
    A 13-year-old football player is in critical condition after lightning struck the field during practice.
  • The Tiny House You Can Pull With A Bicycle

    The Tiny House You Can Pull With A Bicycle

    Check out the super light home that's made from plastic water tanks.
    Check out the super light home that's made from plastic water tanks.
  • Is Living in the Suburbs Making You Fat?

    Is Living in the Suburbs Making You Fat?

    Green spaces and open-plan communities have been linked to obesity and heart disease...according to a California Health Survey.While most of us tend to believe that living in rural spaces makes you fitter and healthier, researchers have discovered it can actually increase the rates of some diseases. Experts found that the more compact an area is, and the lower the number of intersections or road junctions it has, the lower the chances of diabetes and heart disease.The study doesn't explain wh...
    Green spaces and open-plan communities have been linked to obesity and heart disease...according to a California Health Survey.While most of us tend to believe that living in rural spaces makes you fitter and healthier, researchers have discovered it can actually increase the rates of some diseases. Experts found that the more compact an area is, and the lower the number of intersections or road junctions it has, the lower the chances of diabetes and heart disease.The study doesn't explain wh...
  • Heat Lightning: A Fake Phenomenon

    Heat Lightning: A Fake Phenomenon

    Heat lightning... it's a weather term that many of us have heard about since we were kids. But, it's actually a myth!That's right. Many people think oppressive heat causes lightning to develop. The reality is that 'heat' lightning is actually just a thunderstorm that is happening a significant distance away. You are only able to see the lightning flash, and you can't hear the thunder.Sound travels much more slowly than light. It's unlikely that you'll hear thunder from a distance greater than...
    Heat lightning... it's a weather term that many of us have heard about since we were kids. But, it's actually a myth!That's right. Many people think oppressive heat causes lightning to develop. The reality is that 'heat' lightning is actually just a thunderstorm that is happening a significant distance away. You are only able to see the lightning flash, and you can't hear the thunder.Sound travels much more slowly than light. It's unlikely that you'll hear thunder from a distance greater than...
  • Freak Dust Devil Hits Brooklyn

    Freak Dust Devil Hits Brooklyn

    A freak dust devil caught hipster sunbathers unaware in Brooklyn this past weekend. A whirlwind of dirt and dust formed on the baseball field at McCarren Park in Greenpoint. It's a park that has been dubbed the 'hipster beach' by locals, and there were plenty of smart phones on hand to capture the phenomenon. One park goer says he saw someone run right into the dust devil. He says the guy got all dusty, but he wasn't hurt. Even though this person didn't get hurt, it wasn't exactly the smartes...
    A freak dust devil caught hipster sunbathers unaware in Brooklyn this past weekend. A whirlwind of dirt and dust formed on the baseball field at McCarren Park in Greenpoint. It's a park that has been dubbed the 'hipster beach' by locals, and there were plenty of smart phones on hand to capture the phenomenon. One park goer says he saw someone run right into the dust devil. He says the guy got all dusty, but he wasn't hurt. Even though this person didn't get hurt, it wasn't exactly the smartes...
  • California Wildfires: No Phone Home

    California Wildfires: No Phone Home

    California wildfires temporarily halt the search for extraterrestrial life.They may have been searching in a galaxy far far away, but bigger concerns right here on Earth saw America's search for life on other planets come to a halt earlier this week.Wildfires continue to rage in Northern California. It is the Eiler Fire that is burning some 200 miles north of Sacramento that has forced employees at the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array to evacuate and temporarily shut down all of their c...
    California wildfires temporarily halt the search for extraterrestrial life.They may have been searching in a galaxy far far away, but bigger concerns right here on Earth saw America's search for life on other planets come to a halt earlier this week.Wildfires continue to rage in Northern California. It is the Eiler Fire that is burning some 200 miles north of Sacramento that has forced employees at the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array to evacuate and temporarily shut down all of their c...
  • Dangers of DIY Sunscreen

    Dangers of DIY Sunscreen

    Dermatologists issue warnings against trend for homemade SPF that can actually RAISE your risk of melanoma.Some experts are issuing harsh warnings against making your own sun block. A recent trend... hundreds of do-it-yourself formulas are making their way around the internet. The trend comes off the claim that some store-bought sunscreens contain harsh ingredients. But some experts say the DIY sunscreens could be just as bad - if not worse - for you than the sun.For one, dermatologists say t...
    Dermatologists issue warnings against trend for homemade SPF that can actually RAISE your risk of melanoma.Some experts are issuing harsh warnings against making your own sun block. A recent trend... hundreds of do-it-yourself formulas are making their way around the internet. The trend comes off the claim that some store-bought sunscreens contain harsh ingredients. But some experts say the DIY sunscreens could be just as bad - if not worse - for you than the sun.For one, dermatologists say t...
  • Tornado Helped Bust Local Thief

    Tornado Helped Bust Local Thief

    A powerful tornado hit Sullivan County in Tennessee this past weekend. After the storm, neighbors went door to door to check on each other, but what they found was stolen items.The tornado flattened the house of Jerrod Christian. According to reports, he wasn't home at the time. Instead, stolen goods were found on his lawn.The discovery of the stolen goods was made by neighbor Ed Cleek. He found his air compressor lying in the front yard. When police arrived, they found even more stolen posse...
    A powerful tornado hit Sullivan County in Tennessee this past weekend. After the storm, neighbors went door to door to check on each other, but what they found was stolen items.The tornado flattened the house of Jerrod Christian. According to reports, he wasn't home at the time. Instead, stolen goods were found on his lawn.The discovery of the stolen goods was made by neighbor Ed Cleek. He found his air compressor lying in the front yard. When police arrived, they found even more stolen posse...
  • Want to Repel Mosquitoes? There's an App for That

    Want to Repel Mosquitoes? There's an App for That

    The latest buzz on mosquito season... it's here and it can be miserable. I seem to attract mosquitoes. Every time I step outside, I get bit. But there's a new high-tech weapon that could help, and it doesn't come in the form of a spray or clip. It's simply a free app on your smartphone.Anti-mosquito apps give off ultrasonic frequencies that are designed to scare the mosquitoes away. They do this by either mimicking the sounds of mosquito predators, such as dragonflies and bats, or by using th...
    The latest buzz on mosquito season... it's here and it can be miserable. I seem to attract mosquitoes. Every time I step outside, I get bit. But there's a new high-tech weapon that could help, and it doesn't come in the form of a spray or clip. It's simply a free app on your smartphone.Anti-mosquito apps give off ultrasonic frequencies that are designed to scare the mosquitoes away. They do this by either mimicking the sounds of mosquito predators, such as dragonflies and bats, or by using th...
  • Parents Arrested: Daughter Left in Hot Car

    Parents Arrested: Daughter Left in Hot Car

    Parents arrested after three-year-old girl is locked alone inside 104 degree car for 20 minutes in shopping mall car park.Ho Kim, 33, and Tae Kim, 35, are accused of leaving their daughter locked inside the vehicle at the Brea Mall in Brea, California, while they shopped.This all comes after 18 children have died so far this year after suffering heatstroke after being left inside hot cars. But in this latest case, the girl was saved after someone saw her inside a black Nissan mini van. Police...
    Parents arrested after three-year-old girl is locked alone inside 104 degree car for 20 minutes in shopping mall car park.Ho Kim, 33, and Tae Kim, 35, are accused of leaving their daughter locked inside the vehicle at the Brea Mall in Brea, California, while they shopped.This all comes after 18 children have died so far this year after suffering heatstroke after being left inside hot cars. But in this latest case, the girl was saved after someone saw her inside a black Nissan mini van. Police...
  • Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

    Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

    Mom shocked after son leaves his ice cream sandwich in the heat for 12 hours and it does not melt.We are definitely seeing the type of weather where you want ice cream, but how would you feel about eating one that didn't melt? Well, a mom from Cincinnati gave her ice cream sandwiches from Walmart. She says one of them was left uneaten, outside in the heat, and it barely melted. Christie Watson says she was confused. She says the ice cream sandwich retained its shape and consistency for hours...
    Mom shocked after son leaves his ice cream sandwich in the heat for 12 hours and it does not melt.We are definitely seeing the type of weather where you want ice cream, but how would you feel about eating one that didn't melt? Well, a mom from Cincinnati gave her ice cream sandwiches from Walmart. She says one of them was left uneaten, outside in the heat, and it barely melted. Christie Watson says she was confused. She says the ice cream sandwich retained its shape and consistency for hours...
  • Can't Sleep in the Heat?

    Can't Sleep in the Heat?

    Put your sheets in the refrigerator and whatever you do, DON'T sleep naked (experts say)!It's getting even hotter in this week's forecast, but there are some ways to help keep you cool at night. Some, however, may surprise you.Advice includes everything from taking a cool shower, to sniffing lavender and from sleeping in a hammock to covering up your feet.But here is one possibly odd tip... keep your pajamas on. It seems rather logical that the fewer clothes we wear, the cooler we will be. Bu...
    Put your sheets in the refrigerator and whatever you do, DON'T sleep naked (experts say)!It's getting even hotter in this week's forecast, but there are some ways to help keep you cool at night. Some, however, may surprise you.Advice includes everything from taking a cool shower, to sniffing lavender and from sleeping in a hammock to covering up your feet.But here is one possibly odd tip... keep your pajamas on. It seems rather logical that the fewer clothes we wear, the cooler we will be. Bu...
  • Cut the Glare

    Cut the Glare

    I am one who takes my phone everywhere with me...including the beach. It's a problem every smartphone and tablet owner has had - once the sun comes out, seeing your gadget's display becomes virtually impossible. But researchers may have found a solution - and it's all in the shape of a tiny set of teeth.The 'nanoteeth' etched into the glass are able to make it anti glare and anti reflective.The team from Spain roughened a glass surface so it could scatter light and ward off glare. They were a...
    I am one who takes my phone everywhere with me...including the beach. It's a problem every smartphone and tablet owner has had - once the sun comes out, seeing your gadget's display becomes virtually impossible. But researchers may have found a solution - and it's all in the shape of a tiny set of teeth.The 'nanoteeth' etched into the glass are able to make it anti glare and anti reflective.The team from Spain roughened a glass surface so it could scatter light and ward off glare. They were a...
  • Just Paint It Green

    Just Paint It Green

    A nice green lawn... it may be the latest casualty in California's drought emergency.But some homeowners are not giving up without a fight. Some are resorting to a creative paint job.The grass is always greener if you paint it. It's happening in Saratoga, California, where lawns are transforming from drought dull to glamorous green. It's a transformation that will cost you though.Green Canary is one company that provides the service, and they say it costs a few hundred dollars. They say it is...
    A nice green lawn... it may be the latest casualty in California's drought emergency.But some homeowners are not giving up without a fight. Some are resorting to a creative paint job.The grass is always greener if you paint it. It's happening in Saratoga, California, where lawns are transforming from drought dull to glamorous green. It's a transformation that will cost you though.Green Canary is one company that provides the service, and they say it costs a few hundred dollars. They say it is...
  • The Beach Could Help Power Your Phone

    The Beach Could Help Power Your Phone

    My phone's battery never seems to last long enough. It's a problem most smartphone owners are fed up with. But scientists say they may have found a solution... beach sand.The research team are calling this breakthrough the 'holy grail' in battery development. Beach sand can be used to make lithium ion batteries like those in mobile phones last three times longer. It was a post grad student who stumbled upon the idea while relaxing on a California beach. The student simply picked up some sand...
    My phone's battery never seems to last long enough. It's a problem most smartphone owners are fed up with. But scientists say they may have found a solution... beach sand.The research team are calling this breakthrough the 'holy grail' in battery development. Beach sand can be used to make lithium ion batteries like those in mobile phones last three times longer. It was a post grad student who stumbled upon the idea while relaxing on a California beach. The student simply picked up some sand...
  • Struggling to Sleep? Blame the Moon

    Struggling to Sleep? Blame the Moon

    Volunteers found to sleep up to 50 minutes less when there is a full moon.Many of us try to catch up on our zzzz's over the weekend, but you may have trouble this weekend. Latest study claims the full moon may be to blame for our restless nights. Even when a group of test subjects were kept in complete darkness with no windows in sight, they had 25 minutes less sleep during a full moon.It's a finding that supports centuries of folklore. Many believe the moon changes our behavior according to ...
    Volunteers found to sleep up to 50 minutes less when there is a full moon.Many of us try to catch up on our zzzz's over the weekend, but you may have trouble this weekend. Latest study claims the full moon may be to blame for our restless nights. Even when a group of test subjects were kept in complete darkness with no windows in sight, they had 25 minutes less sleep during a full moon.It's a finding that supports centuries of folklore. Many believe the moon changes our behavior according to ...
  • Girl Locked in the Back of Her Parents' Truck

    Girl Locked in the Back of Her Parents' Truck

    Good Samaritans free screaming girl, five, locked in the back of her parents' pick-up in 90-degree heat while they shopped in Home Depot. Two parents have been arrested tonight after their five-year-old daughter was pulled from their locked vehicle 'sweaty and screaming.'The little girl told Albuquerque, New Mexico, police that she was locked in the car as punishment for not eating her food earlier that day. Police say the parents were inside the store for more than an hour. As it heated up o...
    Good Samaritans free screaming girl, five, locked in the back of her parents' pick-up in 90-degree heat while they shopped in Home Depot. Two parents have been arrested tonight after their five-year-old daughter was pulled from their locked vehicle 'sweaty and screaming.'The little girl told Albuquerque, New Mexico, police that she was locked in the car as punishment for not eating her food earlier that day. Police say the parents were inside the store for more than an hour. As it heated up o...
  • More Lefties Are Born In Winter

    More Lefties Are Born In Winter

    Baby boys born in winter are more likely to be left-handed, study claims.Psychologists at the University of Vienna studied 13,000 adults and found that overall, 7.5 percent of women and 8.8 percent of men were left-handed. But they found that among the men, on a monthly average, 8.2 percent of the left-handers were born during the period of February to October. Yet during November to January, the number was higher at 10.5 percent.The researchers say they believe this backs the theory that lef...
    Baby boys born in winter are more likely to be left-handed, study claims.Psychologists at the University of Vienna studied 13,000 adults and found that overall, 7.5 percent of women and 8.8 percent of men were left-handed. But they found that among the men, on a monthly average, 8.2 percent of the left-handers were born during the period of February to October. Yet during November to January, the number was higher at 10.5 percent.The researchers say they believe this backs the theory that lef...
  • Beat the Heat

    Beat the Heat

    When it comes to our summer heat, most of us sweat no matter how light our clothing is. But there are some new products on the market that claim to help you chill out.The first is called the cool collar. It's basically a scarf. A scarf for summer.It's a two-inch wide poly-cotton strip that has two chambers filled with polymer crystals, which transform into a cool-feeling gel when you soak the scarf in water for five minutes. You simply wring it out and wear it damp. But even when it dries, it...
    When it comes to our summer heat, most of us sweat no matter how light our clothing is. But there are some new products on the market that claim to help you chill out.The first is called the cool collar. It's basically a scarf. A scarf for summer.It's a two-inch wide poly-cotton strip that has two chambers filled with polymer crystals, which transform into a cool-feeling gel when you soak the scarf in water for five minutes. You simply wring it out and wear it damp. But even when it dries, it...
  • Ouch! Painful Results of Cycling in the Sun

    Ouch! Painful Results of Cycling in the Sun

    Most of us show more skin in the summer, and some of us forget to slather on the sunscreen. Shame! Shame! And ouch. Some bike-mad instagram users are showing off the painful results.Sporty social media fans are showing it off... the exposed parts of their legs a dark red while their upper thighs and ankles - usually covered by cycling sports and socks - remain white and pasty. These bikers are admitting the mistake of going SPF free, and they are showing their tan lines with pride. Some have ...
    Most of us show more skin in the summer, and some of us forget to slather on the sunscreen. Shame! Shame! And ouch. Some bike-mad instagram users are showing off the painful results.Sporty social media fans are showing it off... the exposed parts of their legs a dark red while their upper thighs and ankles - usually covered by cycling sports and socks - remain white and pasty. These bikers are admitting the mistake of going SPF free, and they are showing their tan lines with pride. Some have ...
  • Invention Could Stop Babies From Dying In Hot Cars

    Invention Could Stop Babies From Dying In Hot Cars

    Meet 12-year-old Andrew Pelham. Some are calling the middle school student a genius... all due to his idea to help save children from dying in hot cars. Andrew has created the E-Z Baby Saver. It's a bright neon strap made of rubber bands and duct tape, and it attaches to the driver's seat of the car and interior door handle. The idea is that when parents get out of the car they are reminded to check the back seat. Experts say it's easy to assemble, and the idea has already won an award.In 201...
    Meet 12-year-old Andrew Pelham. Some are calling the middle school student a genius... all due to his idea to help save children from dying in hot cars. Andrew has created the E-Z Baby Saver. It's a bright neon strap made of rubber bands and duct tape, and it attaches to the driver's seat of the car and interior door handle. The idea is that when parents get out of the car they are reminded to check the back seat. Experts say it's easy to assemble, and the idea has already won an award.In 201...
  • Think climate change isn't man-made? Then PROVE it

    Think climate change isn't man-made? Then PROVE it

    Professor offers $30,000 reward for anyone who can disprove theory.Ask a scientist what he/she thinks about climate change, and most will say humans are changing Earth's climate for the worse. And by most... we are talking about 97 percent according to a recent poll. Despite this high number, some still believe scientists are wrong. And some who disagree get very angry over the topic. Trust me. Even I get some angry post on any climate change stories that I cover. Well, one professor from Tex...
    Professor offers $30,000 reward for anyone who can disprove theory.Ask a scientist what he/she thinks about climate change, and most will say humans are changing Earth's climate for the worse. And by most... we are talking about 97 percent according to a recent poll. Despite this high number, some still believe scientists are wrong. And some who disagree get very angry over the topic. Trust me. Even I get some angry post on any climate change stories that I cover. Well, one professor from Tex...
  • Sports-Related Lightning Deaths

    Sports-Related Lightning Deaths

    Whether you are kicking a ball around with a friend or at a major sports event, you should be prepared to get to a SAFE PLACE in case a thunderstorm threatens.Since 2006, sports activities (such as soccer) have contributed to 29 lightning deaths in the United States. During the past six years, soccer has actually contributed to more sports-related lightning deaths. Soccer is 12... Golf is 8... Running is 5... Baseball is 3... and 1 for football.One of the worst cases happened back in October ...
    Whether you are kicking a ball around with a friend or at a major sports event, you should be prepared to get to a SAFE PLACE in case a thunderstorm threatens.Since 2006, sports activities (such as soccer) have contributed to 29 lightning deaths in the United States. During the past six years, soccer has actually contributed to more sports-related lightning deaths. Soccer is 12... Golf is 8... Running is 5... Baseball is 3... and 1 for football.One of the worst cases happened back in October ...
  • Would You Dare Stop Using Deodorant?

    Would You Dare Stop Using Deodorant?

    With the kind of heat we see in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, you are guaranteed to sweat. And I'm sure using deodorant is part of your sweat-proof routine... or is it? Some prefer to sweat as nature intended.Now before you think yuck, many say they don't reek! Even actress Cameron Diaz says she hasn't worn anti-perspirant for 20 years. Actors Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper also claim to never spray their underarms. Cameron Diaz said in a recent interview: 'Anti-perspirant is rea...
    With the kind of heat we see in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, you are guaranteed to sweat. And I'm sure using deodorant is part of your sweat-proof routine... or is it? Some prefer to sweat as nature intended.Now before you think yuck, many say they don't reek! Even actress Cameron Diaz says she hasn't worn anti-perspirant for 20 years. Actors Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper also claim to never spray their underarms. Cameron Diaz said in a recent interview: 'Anti-perspirant is rea...
  • Create Your Own 'Friendly' Environment

    Create Your Own 'Friendly' Environment

    As your chief meteorologist, it is my job to help keep you safe from dangerous weather and to help you prepare for what lies ahead, but there may be times when you still get caught off guard... Like suddenly getting sunburned on a breezy day or getting caught in a localized rain shower... But there's now a company in California that has created a wearable 'environmental tracker' that could put an end to these weather woes. It's a clip-on device that looks like a cloud called the CliMate cloud...
    As your chief meteorologist, it is my job to help keep you safe from dangerous weather and to help you prepare for what lies ahead, but there may be times when you still get caught off guard... Like suddenly getting sunburned on a breezy day or getting caught in a localized rain shower... But there's now a company in California that has created a wearable 'environmental tracker' that could put an end to these weather woes. It's a clip-on device that looks like a cloud called the CliMate cloud...
  • Atmospheric Stability Breeds Risky Business

    Atmospheric Stability Breeds Risky Business

    When the weather gets bad, many of us find some idle time on our hands. Recent history shows that many adults choose to spend their snow days (bad weather days) snuggling with that special someone in their life. It happened with Hurricane Sandy, and some are expecting a busy Halloween baby boom after the Atlanta snowstorm. Well, as it turns out, this type of behavior is also true in insects. Only the opposite applies.A new study has found falling atmospheric pressure may make insects less lik...
    When the weather gets bad, many of us find some idle time on our hands. Recent history shows that many adults choose to spend their snow days (bad weather days) snuggling with that special someone in their life. It happened with Hurricane Sandy, and some are expecting a busy Halloween baby boom after the Atlanta snowstorm. Well, as it turns out, this type of behavior is also true in insects. Only the opposite applies.A new study has found falling atmospheric pressure may make insects less lik...
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    Camping Tragedy

    Camping Tragedy

    Girl, 10, killed by falling tree branch while sleeping in a tent on family camping trip during a storm. According to reports, Allison Spahr of Cary, Illinois, was begging her dad to let the family stay at the Ice Age Campground at Devils Lake State Park in Wisconsin. The only problem was that there was a threat of severe weather.Her father agreed, so they slept beneath some trees this past Saturday night. Allison's 13-year-old brother was also along. Just before 4am on Sunday, Mr. Spahr said ...
    Girl, 10, killed by falling tree branch while sleeping in a tent on family camping trip during a storm. According to reports, Allison Spahr of Cary, Illinois, was begging her dad to let the family stay at the Ice Age Campground at Devils Lake State Park in Wisconsin. The only problem was that there was a threat of severe weather.Her father agreed, so they slept beneath some trees this past Saturday night. Allison's 13-year-old brother was also along. Just before 4am on Sunday, Mr. Spahr said ...
  • Allergy Relief With No Side Effects

    Allergy Relief With No Side Effects

    At last! Nose spray that beats hay fever with NO side effects.It's a powder that you spray up the nose, and it's supposed to cut any hay fever symptoms. The powder is made of cellulose, which is the main component of plant cell walls. It works by forming a gel that acts as a barrier against pollen. It's called nasaleze. In a recent trial, the research found that the powder halved hay fever symptoms, and it was just a good as nasal steroids or oral antihistamines. But the plus of the powder......
    At last! Nose spray that beats hay fever with NO side effects.It's a powder that you spray up the nose, and it's supposed to cut any hay fever symptoms. The powder is made of cellulose, which is the main component of plant cell walls. It works by forming a gel that acts as a barrier against pollen. It's called nasaleze. In a recent trial, the research found that the powder halved hay fever symptoms, and it was just a good as nasal steroids or oral antihistamines. But the plus of the powder......
  • Dog Walker Accidentally Kills Six Pets

    Dog Walker Accidentally Kills Six Pets

    Never leave pets in a parked car.Dog walker accidentally killed six pets after locking them in hot truck for 45 minutes... then lied and said they had been stolen.Emma Paulsen sparked a week-long hunt for the dogs - Buddy, Teemo, Oscar, Mia, Molly and Salty. She first claimed the dogs had been taken from her truck when she left for ten minutes to use a bathroom. But later Paulsen confessed that the dogs had in face died after she locked them in her pickup for 45 minutes.Paulsen now faces a fi...
    Never leave pets in a parked car.Dog walker accidentally killed six pets after locking them in hot truck for 45 minutes... then lied and said they had been stolen.Emma Paulsen sparked a week-long hunt for the dogs - Buddy, Teemo, Oscar, Mia, Molly and Salty. She first claimed the dogs had been taken from her truck when she left for ten minutes to use a bathroom. But later Paulsen confessed that the dogs had in face died after she locked them in her pickup for 45 minutes.Paulsen now faces a fi...
  • Waterproof Sand Locker

    Waterproof Sand Locker

    Forget hiding your valuables under a towel. Entrepreneur invents a beach locker that screws into the sand. Taking valuables to the beach... no, it's not a good idea. However, you still may need your ID, cash or debit card. And what about an electronic device? Many of us like to listen to music or read.These are all things you can keep an eye on unless you want to get in the water or take a stroll down the beach.Well, there's now a unique locker that can screw into the sand and hold personal i...
    Forget hiding your valuables under a towel. Entrepreneur invents a beach locker that screws into the sand. Taking valuables to the beach... no, it's not a good idea. However, you still may need your ID, cash or debit card. And what about an electronic device? Many of us like to listen to music or read.These are all things you can keep an eye on unless you want to get in the water or take a stroll down the beach.Well, there's now a unique locker that can screw into the sand and hold personal i...
  • Cars Flooded at High Tide

    Cars Flooded at High Tide

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hundreds of cars got stuck in the sand of Huguenot Memorial Park this afternoon, some for as long as three hours. The cars were flooded... not because of a storm... but due to high tide. Some cars were clearly submerged. The Jacksonville Sheriff's office had to close the park, and officers had to direct traffic to keep others out. Many of today's park goers said it was a scary scene. According to the park's website, you are allowed to park and drive on the beach. Here is ...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hundreds of cars got stuck in the sand of Huguenot Memorial Park this afternoon, some for as long as three hours. The cars were flooded... not because of a storm... but due to high tide. Some cars were clearly submerged. The Jacksonville Sheriff's office had to close the park, and officers had to direct traffic to keep others out. Many of today's park goers said it was a scary scene. According to the park's website, you are allowed to park and drive on the beach. Here is ...
  • Sunscreen Claims to Prevent Jellyfish Stings

    Sunscreen Claims to Prevent Jellyfish Stings

    Last night, we covered the world's first drinkable sunscreen. Now there's another unusual sunscreen on the market. This one claims to prevent jellyfish stings.I will be the first to admit that I am cautious when going into the water at our beaches, and it's not because of a fear of sharks. No. I am scared of those big jellyfish!!! Well, a special sun cream has been developed, and it claims to use four different anti-jellyfish formulas. Swimmers can then be in the water with jellyfish, and eve...
    Last night, we covered the world's first drinkable sunscreen. Now there's another unusual sunscreen on the market. This one claims to prevent jellyfish stings.I will be the first to admit that I am cautious when going into the water at our beaches, and it's not because of a fear of sharks. No. I am scared of those big jellyfish!!! Well, a special sun cream has been developed, and it claims to use four different anti-jellyfish formulas. Swimmers can then be in the water with jellyfish, and eve...
  • World's First Drinkable Sunscreen

    World's First Drinkable Sunscreen

    Inventor claims just a teaspoon offers three hours of sun protection. Too much sun exposure is bad for our skin. It leads to sunburn, and it can even be deadly. However, many of us still don't use it. But using sunscreen just got a little easier... possibly.Harmonised H20 UV claims to have developed the world's first drinkable SPF. The company says once you ingest the liquid, the molecules vibrate on the skin, canceling out 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays. The liquid sunscreen is on sale now f...
    Inventor claims just a teaspoon offers three hours of sun protection. Too much sun exposure is bad for our skin. It leads to sunburn, and it can even be deadly. However, many of us still don't use it. But using sunscreen just got a little easier... possibly.Harmonised H20 UV claims to have developed the world's first drinkable SPF. The company says once you ingest the liquid, the molecules vibrate on the skin, canceling out 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays. The liquid sunscreen is on sale now f...
  • Eat in the Heat

    Eat in the Heat

    Another little May heat wave is rolling back into the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. This one will last a few days. But before you know it, we will hit the 90s every single day.Summer... it's a season of many changes. Fashion choices change. Workout times may change. You may (or should) even change when and what you want to eat. According to author Nadya Andreeva - Happy Belly: A Woman's Guide to Feeling Vibrant, Light and Balanced - "The body reflects what's happening outside." She says you ...
    Another little May heat wave is rolling back into the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. This one will last a few days. But before you know it, we will hit the 90s every single day.Summer... it's a season of many changes. Fashion choices change. Workout times may change. You may (or should) even change when and what you want to eat. According to author Nadya Andreeva - Happy Belly: A Woman's Guide to Feeling Vibrant, Light and Balanced - "The body reflects what's happening outside." She says you ...
  • Unlocking the Secret

    Unlocking the Secret

    Lightning... how does it happen?It's a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. We figured that one out. But we still don't know exactly how lightning even strikes at all. The laws of physics mean it should take a huge electrical current - one that is much bigger than that in a storm cloud in order for a lightning bolt to reach the Earth. Well, now British scientists say they think they have the answer. It's a finding that could predict when a thunderstorm is due. So let's firs...
    Lightning... how does it happen?It's a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. We figured that one out. But we still don't know exactly how lightning even strikes at all. The laws of physics mean it should take a huge electrical current - one that is much bigger than that in a storm cloud in order for a lightning bolt to reach the Earth. Well, now British scientists say they think they have the answer. It's a finding that could predict when a thunderstorm is due. So let's firs...
  • Super-CHARGED Highway

    Super-CHARGED Highway

    You usually find solar panels on the roof or maybe an open field, but someday you could drive on one. A company in Idaho hopes to create 'Solar Roadways.' Basically, it would be a super-charged highway that would provide power and create smart digital driving surfaces. Co-founders Scott and Julie Brusaw have developed a small segment of a solar-powered road, so they can prove it works. The goal is to one day roll it out on all roads throughout the United States and ultimately the rest of the ...
    You usually find solar panels on the roof or maybe an open field, but someday you could drive on one. A company in Idaho hopes to create 'Solar Roadways.' Basically, it would be a super-charged highway that would provide power and create smart digital driving surfaces. Co-founders Scott and Julie Brusaw have developed a small segment of a solar-powered road, so they can prove it works. The goal is to one day roll it out on all roads throughout the United States and ultimately the rest of the ...
  • Working in the Sun: Potentially Fatal

    Working in the Sun: Potentially Fatal

    Some call it the village where people melt away...
    Some call it the village where people melt away...
  • Unusual Ways to Stay Cool

    Unusual Ways to Stay Cool

    Summer isn't even here, and yet already we are dealing with a stretch of 90-degree days. So our quest to stay cool begins a tad early.
    Summer isn't even here, and yet already we are dealing with a stretch of 90-degree days. So our quest to stay cool begins a tad early.
  • Warm Water Workout Lowers Blood Pressure

    Warm Water Workout Lowers Blood Pressure

    Could exercising in warm water cure high blood pressure? Research claims it could even help those who don't respond to drugs.
    Could exercising in warm water cure high blood pressure? Research claims it could even help those who don't respond to drugs.
  • Just Need Body Heat

    Just Need Body Heat

    Turn yourself into a walking CHARGER. 

    Wearable technology could let you power up mobile phones using your own body heat.

    (sources:  Times of India, Red Orbit, Discovery News, Chemistry World)
    Turn yourself into a walking CHARGER. 

    Wearable technology could let you power up mobile phones using your own body heat.

    (sources:  Times of India, Red Orbit, Discovery News, Chemistry World)
  • Rising Temperatures, Changing Beer

    Rising Temperatures, Changing Beer

    Ahhhhhh! For some, nothing tops a cold beer on a hot summer day. Well, experts say rising temperatures could soon affect the price and taste.
    Ahhhhhh! For some, nothing tops a cold beer on a hot summer day. Well, experts say rising temperatures could soon affect the price and taste.
  • Family Survives Storm in Safe Room

    Family Survives Storm in Safe Room

    Arkansas family escaped Sunday's tornado without injury even as a home was blown apart around them. 
    Arkansas family escaped Sunday's tornado without injury even as a home was blown apart around them. 
  • High Altitudes Could Prevent Obesity

    High Altitudes Could Prevent Obesity

    It really could be the thin air! 

    New study says living in a high-altitude city nearly HALVES your risk of being obese. 
    It really could be the thin air! 

    New study says living in a high-altitude city nearly HALVES your risk of being obese. 
  • World's First SELF-CLEANING Car

    World's First SELF-CLEANING Car

    Death of the car wash?Trash the bucket, sponge and hose. Nissan has developed the world's first 'self-cleaning car.' The Japanese giant says this will make car washing 'obsolete.'Engineers are testing a 'nano-paint technology' that supposedly repels dirt before it even gets a chance to take hold on the paintwork. Washing a car is a chore. This new paint repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. You may never have to clean your car again. It's an option that could be sold on future models, and it's ...
    Death of the car wash?Trash the bucket, sponge and hose. Nissan has developed the world's first 'self-cleaning car.' The Japanese giant says this will make car washing 'obsolete.'Engineers are testing a 'nano-paint technology' that supposedly repels dirt before it even gets a chance to take hold on the paintwork. Washing a car is a chore. This new paint repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. You may never have to clean your car again. It's an option that could be sold on future models, and it's ...
  • Wash and Go! Solar-Powered Shower

    Wash and Go! Solar-Powered Shower

    Roughing it doesn't have to be all that rough anymore.  Whether you are surfing, hiking, biking or camping, the latest solar-powered tool is ready to rinse you off before you head home.  There's now no
    Roughing it doesn't have to be all that rough anymore.
  • Drinking Toilet Water

    Drinking Toilet Water

    Mother Nature has been very stingy with Wichita Falls, Texas.  So the city is asking its residents to consider drinking TOILET water.
    Mother Nature has been very stingy with Wichita Falls, Texas.  The city is battling with a three-year drought and is nearly 34 inches behind on rainfall totals.Just this past February, the town near the
  • Here Comes The Sun!

    Here Comes The Sun!

    Many beach days may be in your near future, and there's a new product to help soak up the summer.Forget about having to manually put up an umbrella to protect yourself from too much sun.  A Netherlands-based
    Many beach days may be in your near future, and there's a new product to help soak up the summer.  Check out the sol
  • Viagra Increases Risk of Skin Cancer

    Viagra Increases Risk of Skin Cancer

    Men who used Viagra were 84% more likely to get melanoma, latest study claims.  The little blue pill... it has boosted loved lives all over the world, but new research says it could boost one's risk of
    Men who used Viagra were 84% more likely to get melanoma, latest study claims.
  • Refuge for the Hypersensitive

    Refuge for the Hypersensitive

    No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phones... new apartment building provides a haven for the hypersensitive.
    No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phones... new apartment building provides a haven for the hypersensitive.  It's all happening on the outskirts of Zurich.  A place to live for the so called highly sensitive,
  • Filling Up With Seawater

    Filling Up With Seawater

    US Navy reveals game changing fuel created from water.  The US Navy has developed a radical new fuel, and it is made from seawater.  Experts say it could completely change the way we produce fuel, and
    US Navy reveals game changing fuel created from water. 
  • New Watch Stops Sunburn

    New Watch Stops Sunburn

    New gadget measures UV levels and enables vitamin D exposure.  Creators say the "sunfriend" was made to cancel the need for sunscreen.  While sunscreen protects skin from harmful effects of the sun, it
    New gadget measures UV levels and enables vitamin D exposure.
  • Pollution is the World's Biggest Killer

    Pollution is the World's Biggest Killer

    Dirty air has overtaken heart disease, diet and even smoking-related deaths as the biggest preventable killer.
    Dirty air has overtaken heart disease, diet and even smoking-related deaths as the biggest preventable killer.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution killed about seven million
  • Central Heating Could Make You Sick

    Central Heating Could Make You Sick

    Lately, our temperatures have gone up and down in a big way.  One day we turn on the heat, and the next we turn on the AC.  It seems as though we are constantly tinkering with the air in our homes. 
    Lately, our temperatures have gone up and down in a big way.  One day we turn on the heat, and the next we turn on the AC.  It seems as though we are constantly tinkering with the air in our homes.
  • Teen Invents Flashlight That Could Change the World

    Teen Invents Flashlight That Could Change the World

    It all started as just another science project for a local science fair, but it has turned into so much more.  An idea that could help 1.2 billion people...Ann Makosinski invented a flashlight that is
    It all started as just another science project for a local science fair, but it has turned into so much more.  An idea that could help 1.2 billion people...
  • Squeezed in the Middle

    Squeezed in the Middle

    Web designer builds his very own mortgage-free home for just $30,000.  But it's only 8ft by 20ft.  Certainly a tight fit!Alek Lisefski was tired of paying rent.  So he took his attention away from cyber
    Web designer builds his very own mortgage-free home for just $30,000.  But it's only 8ft by 20ft.  Certainly a tight fit!
  • Welcome to Garbage Island

    Welcome to Garbage Island

    New York City has a lot of people, and a lot of people creates a lot of trash.  As a matter of fact, NYC residents produce 11-thousand tons of garbage every single day!To keep this trash from piling up,
    New York City has a lot of people, and a lot of people creates a lot of trash.  But 'garbage island' could keep it from piling up. 
  • Record Numbers in Public Transportation

    Record Numbers in Public Transportation

    More and more of us are boarding public buses, trains and subways.  According to a new study, it's the greatest increase since the suburbs began booming.  Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise.
    More and more of us are boarding public buses, trains and subways.  According to a new study, it's the greatest increase since the suburbs began booming.
  • Saved Man Sues Rescuers

    Saved Man Sues Rescuers

    A man who was dramatically rescued in last September's Colorado floods sues his rescuers for $500,000 because they 'took too long to free him.'Roy Ortiz from Broomfield was trapped in his vehicle for two
    A man who was dramatically rescued in last September's Colorado floods sues his rescuers for $500,000 because they 'took too long to free him.'
  • Holy Guacamole

    Holy Guacamole

    Goodbye guacamole?!?  Chipotle threatens to take it off the menu because of climate change.Now this article caught my eye big time today.  Climate change and guacamole?  Say it isn't so.  I still remember
    Goodbye guacamole?!?  Chipotle threatens to take it off the menu because of climate change.
  • Thermostat Claims to Save You 40%

    Thermostat Claims to Save You 40%

    Smart device only warms/cools the rooms you are using.  One day it is cold, and the next it is warm.  One day you need heat and the next you need air conditioning.  Either way... it will cost you.Well,
    One day it is cold, and the next it is warm.  One day you need heat and the next you need air conditioning.  Either way... it will cost you.

    Well, there's now an 'intelligent heating system' that claims it could save you big time.
  • From Flush to Faucet

    From Flush to Faucet

    A drought-stricken Texas town turns sewer water into drinking water.  Drought conditions have reached critical levels in Wichita Falls.Just three years ago, almost 90 percent of Texas was in the 'exceptional
    A drought-stricken Texas town turns sewer water into drinking water.
  • Giant Walls to Stop Tornadoes

    Giant Walls to Stop Tornadoes

    There's the Great Wall of China, and now there could be the Great Wall of the Midwest.One scientist thinks the states that make up Tornado Alley could be protected from destructive storms by erecting three
    There's the Great Wall of China, and now there could be the Great Wall of the Midwest.

    One scientist thinks the states that make up Tornado Alley could be protected from destructive storms by erecting three giant walls. 
  • Running on Plastic Bags

    Running on Plastic Bags

    Some say it's a symbol of environmental wastefulness.  Lawmakers in Sacramento are even trying to make California the first state to ban it.  But scientists now say they can convert PLASTIC BAGS into diesel
    Some say it's a symbol of environmental wastefulness.  Lawmakers in Sacramento are even trying to make California the first state to ban it. 

    But scientists now say they can convert PLASTIC BAGS into diesel and natural gas.
  • Selfies Used to Detect Skin Cancer

    Selfies Used to Detect Skin Cancer

    More than just a pretty face!  Selfies now used to detect skin cancer.  Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that dermatologists who checked out hospitalized patients  and those who simply
    More than just a pretty face!  Selfies now used to detect skin cancer. 

    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that dermatologists who checked out hospitalized patients  and those who simply used a photo often reached the same conclusion.
  • January 2014: Fourth Warmest on Record

    January 2014: Fourth Warmest on Record

    So far this year, we have had some warm days, but we have also had some very cold days.  Most of America has been shivering this winter.  However, we are one of the few spots on Earth that is cooler than
    So far this year, we have had some warm days, but we have also had some very cold days.  Most of America has been shivering this winter.  However, we are one of the few spots on Earth that is cooler than normal.
  • Caution! Watch Out For Falling Ice!

    Caution! Watch Out For Falling Ice!

    "Those icicles have been known to kill people!"As temperatures go up, the snow and ice begin to thaw.  It is a welcome sign, and yet it also creates a fear for many city dwellers.  Danger lurks from above.
    "Those icicles have been known to kill people!"

    As temperatures go up, the snow and ice begin to thaw.  It is a welcome sign, and yet it also creates a fear for many city dwellers. 
  • Ice Missile Law

    Ice Missile Law

    When I lived in the Midwest, winter wasn't my favorite time of year.  I didn't mind the snow.  I just didn't love the cold.  And I especially didn't love scraping the ice from my windshield.  Some days
    Drivers in the Constitution State are now ticketed for failing to clear snow off their vehicles under new 'ice missile' law.  And it's a law this is making money.
  • Longer, Harsher Winters Predicted

    Longer, Harsher Winters Predicted

    Old Man Winter is giving us a break this week in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.  Some say it's a break you may not see very often in the future.Have you ever heard of the weather term, jet stream?If
    Old Man Winter is giving us a break this week in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.  Some say it's a break you may not see very often in the future.
  • Bring The Stars Inside

    Bring The Stars Inside

    An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder (according to the CDC).  If you are one of them, the cosmo bed may be just what you need.  The Cosmo Bed lets you sleep under the stars without
    An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder (according to the CDC).  If you are one of them, the cosmo bed may be just what you need.
  • Sochi's Melting Snow

    Sochi's Melting Snow

    Temperatures have risen to 61 degrees in Sochi, melting snow and raising fears for the Winter Olympic Games.  It got so warm on the slopes that athletes competing in the women's downhill were forced to
    Temperatures have risen to 61 degrees in Sochi, melting snow and raising fears for the Winter Olympic Games.
  • Bad Weather Makes Us Work Harder

    Bad Weather Makes Us Work Harder

    Researchers say storms can boost our productivity... every cloud does have a silver lining, then.A week ago, a winter storm kept many of us from school and work. Some of us even struggled to drive to the
    Researchers say storms can boost our productivity... every cloud does have a silver lining, then.
  • The Vending Machine for CARS

    The Vending Machine for CARS

    China has rolled out an electric scheme to combat smog.  With just a push of a button, commuters can drive away in an electric car.  See China is now the world's biggest market for new cars.  This year
    The kingdom of bicycles is now the land of the car, and this love-affair with the car has caused the country to suffer some of the world's worst air quality.  But now a vending machine could help.
  • The Inflatable, Antibacterial Building

    The Inflatable, Antibacterial Building

    Architects design a bizarre office block to keep out germs.Air pollution is a big problem in China these days.  Some say the sky is always gray, and you can't open your window due to the pollution.This
    It looks like a giant misshapen bouncy castle.  But the architects claim it would be an ultra-clean, shape-shifting office.
  • Olympics: Meteorite Medals

    Olympics: Meteorite Medals

    Sochi Olympic medals will contain fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor that slammed into Russia last years, officials say.  It all happened last February... a meteor fireball blazed across southern Urals.
    Sochi Olympic medals will contain fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor that slammed into Russia last years, officials say. 
  • Long Sleeves, Heated Benches & Vaseline

    Long Sleeves, Heated Benches & Vaseline

    How the Broncos and Seahawks plan to keep warm at the Super Bowl...On Sunday, temperatures are predicted to fall below zero for the big game.  So the players are definitely thinking of ways to tackle the
    How the Broncos and Seahawks plan to keep warm at the Super Bowl...

    On Sunday, temperatures are now predicted to be rather balmy.  Earlier forecasts had many players and fans worried.  The high now is expected to reach a balmy 49 degrees. 
  • The Dangers of Ice Storms

    The Dangers of Ice Storms

    WINTER STORM 2014... are you excited, afraid or unimpressed?All evening I have seen tons of posts on facebook.  From snow videos to snow T-shirts to snow jokes, we may not agree on the emotion, but we
    WINTER STORM 2014... are you excited, afraid or unimpressed?  All evening I have seen tons of posts on facebook.  From snow videos to snow T-shirts to snow jokes, we may not agree on the emotion, but we are at least all talking about it.   And we all need to know this.  ICE is in the forecast, and it is dangerous. 
  • Alaska's Record Warmth

    Alaska's Record Warmth

    Here we are shivering in this Arctic cold, and Alaska is breaking records for WARMTH.  What is up?!?Most of the U.S. has spent the past month freezing.  Even Florida has plunged below freezing.  Alaska,
    Here we are shivering in this Arctic cold, and Alaska is breaking records for WARMTH.  What is up?!?
  • The 'Tsunami Proof' Home

    The 'Tsunami Proof' Home

    The house that can survive a TSUNAMI:  waves flow through the building to save it from being washed away (and it's earthquake-proof too).Back in 1820, a landslide on Washington's Camano Island sent a 13ft
    The house that can survive a TSUNAMI:  waves flow through the building to save it from being washed away (and it's earthquake-proof too).
  • We All Need A Little Sunshine

    We All Need A Little Sunshine

    Experts say a holiday really IS good for you.  Sunshine reduces your blood pressure, and it cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke.And all it takes is a little bit of sunshine.Even a short, sharp blast
    Experts say a holiday really IS good for you.  Sunshine reduces your blood pressure, and it cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Televising the Sunset

    Televising the Sunset

    Thick smog has blocked the view... China now televises the sunrise on giant TV screens.  When it gets cloudy here in Savannah, I instantly miss the sun.  Well, imagine going for days without sunshine.
    Thick smog has blocked the view... China now televises the sunrise on giant TV screens.
  • Tight-Fisted Driver Risks Life

    Tight-Fisted Driver Risks Life

    No one likes paying a toll to cross a river, but there really aren't any other options.You must pay up... unless you are this driver in China.  He was so determined to get out of paying the fee to cross
    No one likes paying a toll to cross a river, but there really aren't any other options.
  • Overshadowing Achievement

    Overshadowing Achievement

    "It's like a doctor announces he has discovered the cure for cancer and the press spends 98 percent of their time reporting on the fact that the doctor is having an affair." --excerpt of an e-mail from
    "It's like a doctor announces he has discovered the cure for cancer and the press spends 98 percent of their time reporting on the fact that the doctor is having an affair."
  • The Shower-Proof Smartphone

    The Shower-Proof Smartphone

    Firm creates 'skins' that make the latest handsets nearly indestructible.  Smartphones are getting smaller and thinner.  Some say this also means it's easier for them to slip out of your hand and break.
    Firm creates 'skins' that make the latest handsets nearly indestructible.
  • Micro Wind Turbines to Power Phones

    Micro Wind Turbines to Power Phones

    'Micro-windmills' smaller than a grain of rice could one day power our phones.  Forget hand-cranked chargers.  Forget solar-powered cases.  The latest way to charge your phone could simply use thin air.
    'Micro-windmills' smaller than a grain of rice could one day power our phones.
  • Cold Weather Love

    Cold Weather Love

    Experts say cold weather may be a good time to look for love.  During the recent polar vortex, online dating memberships spiked by almost 50%.The online dating application Zoosk says it saw a 48 percent
    Experts say cold weather may be a good time to look for love.  During the recent polar vortex, online dating memberships spiked by almost 50%.
  • Bath Bubbles Can Predict Hurricanes

    Bath Bubbles Can Predict Hurricanes

    Scientists say bubbles in your bath can predict HURRICANES.  The movement of the soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones.  It may seem like an odd place to look, but French physicists say soap could
    Scientists say bubbles in your bath can predict HURRICANES.  The movement of the soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones.
  • T-Shirt Freezes in Less Than a Minute

    T-Shirt Freezes in Less Than a Minute

    How cold is it in Iowa?  Well, it's so cold that a wet T-shirt froze stiff in under a minute.Tom Rauen, of Dubuque, uploaded a video to YouTube of his frozen fun in the frigid cold.  Wind chill values
    How cold is it in Iowa?  Well, it's so cold that a wet T-shirt froze stiff in under a minute.
  • Recharge Without Plugging In

    Recharge Without Plugging In

    Check out the new solar-powered Ford that can recharge its batteries WITHOUT being plugged in.  Ford has unveiled its new hybrid car.  Its roof is covered in solar panels.  The C-Max Solar Energi claims
    Check out the new solar-powered Ford that can recharge its batteries WITHOUT being plugged in.
  • Could Cars Soon Run on Algae?

    Could Cars Soon Run on Algae?

    Scientists convert the plant into crude oil in less than an hour.  You soon could fill your car with petrol created using algae.   Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National
    Scientists convert the plant into crude oil in less than an hour. 
  • Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?

    Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?

    Back on December 24, 1955, the red telephone at the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado began ringing.The red phone meant it was either the Pentagon
    Tracking Santa began back in 1955... by mistake. 
  • Would You Live Here?

    Would You Live Here?

    Luxury living at an affordable price, and yet the locals are staying away.This is one of China's ghost towns - a 14 square mile development where no one wants to live.  Named Dayawan, the buildings stand
    Luxury living at an affordable price, and yet the locals are staying away.
  • Our Kaleidoscopic Sun

    Our Kaleidoscopic Sun

    We're told not to look right at the sun. It's too bright for our eyes.  But if you did look for a good while, you'd likely see white light.  It's, however, much more than a white light... much, much more.
    We're told not to look right at the sun. It's too bright for our eyes. 


    But if you did look for a good while, you'd likely see white light.  It's, however, much more than a white light... much, much more.
  • What Has Happened to Siberia?

    What Has Happened to Siberia?

    Siberia is known for being cold, but not now. 
    Siberia is known for being cold, but not now. 
  • One Sweet River

    One Sweet River

    Humans consume them, expel them, and then they wind up in the waterways.  Canadian scientists have discovered artificial sweeteners in water samples collected from the Grand River in Ontario.  The sweeteners
    Humans consume them, expel them, and then they wind up in the waterways.  Canadian scientists have discovered artificial sweeteners in water samples collected from the Grand River in Ontario.
  • The Greenest Car Ever

    The Greenest Car Ever

    Meet Urbee!  A futuristic car designed to be highly efficient and lightweight as well as reasonably cheap and simple to reproduce.  Experts say this could be the greenest car ever.It won't, however, be
    Meet Urbee!  A futuristic car designed to be highly efficient and lightweight as well as reasonably cheap and simple to reproduce. 

    Experts say this could be the greenest car ever.
  • Don't Worry About Getting Your Phone Wet

    Don't Worry About Getting Your Phone Wet

    Drop your phone in a rain puddle?  The bath?  The sink?  Or worse... the toilet?Well, don't worry.  There's an affordable repair kit now available that fixes your damaged phone up to a MONTH later.  Experts
    Drop your phone in a rain puddle?  The bath?  The sink?  Or worse... the toilet?

    Well, don't worry.  There's an affordable repair kit now available that fixes your damaged phone up to a MONTH later.
  • The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island

    The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island

    Whatever happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island?  Radar unearths clues to American mystery.Back in 1580s, Queen Elizabeth I and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh tried to establish England's first colony
    Whatever happened to the lost colony of Roanoke Island?  Radar unearths clues to American mystery.

    Back in 1580s, Queen Elizabeth I and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh tried to establish England's first colony on the northeast coast of America.  But something went terribly wrong. 
  • Homes Powered by the MOON

    Homes Powered by the MOON

    Homes powered by the sun are selling for more and becoming the new standard.  But soon your home could be powered by the sun and the MOON.It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but
    Homes powered by the sun are selling for more and becoming the new standard.  But soon your home could be powered by the sun and the MOON.
  • The Baby Who Had to be Defrosted

    The Baby Who Had to be Defrosted

    Baby Freddy Cooke did not breathe for 20 minutes after he was born.  His parents were warned that even if he survived he would be severely brain damaged from a lack of oxygen.But Freddy was given a revolutionary
    Baby Freddy Cooke did not breathe for 20 minutes after he was born.  His parents were warned that even if he survived he would be severely brain damaged from a lack of oxygen.

    But Freddy was given a revolutionary treatment to cool his core body temperature, putting him in a state of induced hypothermia.  He was saved by pioneering ice therapy. 
  • Dandelion Growing in Girl's Ear

    Dandelion Growing in Girl's Ear

    Doctors have been left stunned after discovering a dandelion growing inside the ear canal of a 16-month-old girl.  Doctors in China had to have it surgically removed.  The dandelion had partly flowered
    Doctors have been left stunned after discovering a dandelion growing inside the ear canal of a 16-month-old girl. 


    Doctors in China had to have it surgically removed. 
  • Pollution Makes Bigger Thunderstorms

    Pollution Makes Bigger Thunderstorms

    Scientists say poor air quality makes bigger, longer-lasting storm clouds.  Basically, pollution makes thunderstorms worse.  Data was collected from the western Pacific, south eastern China and Oklahoma.
    Scientists say poor air quality makes bigger, longer-lasting storm clouds. 


    Basically, pollution makes thunderstorms worse. 
  • The Mile Long Floating City

    The Mile Long Floating City

    How would you like to live here?  Check out the Freedom Ship.  It will be the largest vessel ever built and the first ever floating city, all powered by wave and solar power and on-board generators.  The
    How would you like to live here?  Check out the Freedom Ship.  It will be the largest vessel ever built and the first ever floating city, all powered by wave and solar power and on-board generators.
  • Surprising Ways to Beat the Winter Chill

    Surprising Ways to Beat the Winter Chill

    Brrrrr! Medical experts share ways to stay warm and healthy, and their list is somewhat unexpected.  1.  DON'T PUT HANDS IN POCKETSWhen we are cold, our instinct is to walk with our hands in our pockets.
    Brrrrr! Medical experts share ways to stay warm and healthy, and their list is somewhat unexpected.
  • Mystery of the Leafy Trampoline

    Mystery of the Leafy Trampoline

    Experts are left baffled by bizarre bouncy forest floor found in Canada.  A pair of hikers came across an unusual spot close to a river in St Jerome, Quebec.  They found a forest floor that behaves like
    Experts are left baffled by bizarre bouncy forest floor found in Canada.
  • Allergic To The Cold

    Allergic To The Cold

    'Standing at the bus stop made me allergic to the cold.'Meet the man who could be killed by anything from a chilled beer to a single snowflake.  Bernard Ward has developed a bizarre allergy to the cold.
    'Standing at the bus stop made me allergic to the cold.'

    Meet the man who could be killed by anything from a chilled beer to a single snowflake.
  • Want to Feel a Warm Glow?

    Want to Feel a Warm Glow?

    All it takes is a walk in the park.  Experts say even taking a short break makes us happier and healthier.  So I don't know about you, but it only takes one cloudy day to make me a bit "sad."  I realize
    All it takes is a walk in the park.  Experts say even taking a short break makes us happier and healthier.
  • Most Solar Panels Face The Wrong Direction

    Most Solar Panels Face The Wrong Direction

    Most of the world's solar panels are facing the WRONG direction.  Scientists say systems should face west and not south.Common sense tells us that pointing solar panels south (in the Northern Hemisphere)
    Most of the world's solar panels are facing the WRONG direction.  Scientists say systems should face west and not south.
  • Devastating Rate of Deforestation

    Devastating Rate of Deforestation

    The destruction caused by deforestation, wildfires and storms have been revealed in unprecedented detail.  Google's high resolution maps show an overall loss of 1.5 million sq km during 2000-2012.How big
    The destruction caused by deforestation, wildfires and storms have been revealed in unprecedented detail.  Google's high resolution maps show an overall loss of 1.5 million sq km during 2000-2012.
  • Ice Hotel Forced to Install Smoke Alarms

    Ice Hotel Forced to Install Smoke Alarms

    The world-famous Swedish Ice Hotel has been forced to install a fire alarm.  It's a hotel that is made entirely from frozen water.  Because of this, it has to be rebuilt every year.  Even the furniture
    The world-famous Swedish Ice Hotel has been forced to install a fire alarm. 

    It's a hotel that is made entirely from frozen water.  Because of this, it has to be rebuilt every year.  Even the furniture and appliances are built from ice.
  • Feeling Frisky?

    Feeling Frisky?

    Forget summer loving - it's COLD weather that makes men more romantic, says latest study.  The results found that men thought their lovers were hotter in the winter than the summer.  So even though temperatures
    Forget summer loving - it's COLD weather that makes men more romantic, says latest study.
  • The Smart Car of the Seas

    The Smart Car of the Seas

    Check out the tiny boat that reaches a top speed of 40mph and can be customized to become a luxurious party venue, a taxi or even an ambulance.A futuristic yacht that only measures 24 feet has gone one
    Check out the tiny boat that reaches a top speed of 40mph and can be customized to become a luxurious party venue, a taxi or even an ambulance.


    A futuristic yacht that only measures 24 feet has gone one sale.
  • Why Do Women Feel Colder Than Men?

    Why Do Women Feel Colder Than Men?

    When it comes to women compared to men and temperature settings, more often than not, women will say they feel colder.Turns out, there truly is a biological explanation for this heated battle at the thermostat.Now,
    When it comes to women compared to men and temperature settings, more often than not, women will say they feel colder.

    Turns out, there truly is a biological explanation for this heated battle at the thermostat.
  • No Cold Weather Wimps!

    No Cold Weather Wimps!

    If you live in the north, it is "cold" when the temperature drops below 20 degrees.  When you live in the south, however, it is "cold" when it drops below 60.  Does this mean we are cold weather wimps?I
    If you live in the north, it is "cold" when the temperature drops below 20 degrees.  When you live in the south, however, it is "cold" when it drops below 60. 

    Does this mean we are cold weather wimps?
  • Heat Your Home With Just TEALIGHTS and FLOWERPOTS

    Heat Your Home With Just TEALIGHTS and FLOWERPOTS

    Colder nights in Savannah means rising energy bills.  But now there is a man who says you can heat your home with tea lights and flowerpots for just cents a day.  Journalist and boat owner Dylan Winter
    Colder nights in Savannah means rising energy bills.  But now there is a man who says you can heat your home with tea lights and flowerpots for just cents a day.
  • Easy-to-Assemble 'Microhome' Just $25,000

    Easy-to-Assemble 'Microhome' Just $25,000

    A Canadian company now offers an easy-to-assemble 'microhome'  that comes with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen for just $25,000.You'll find an easy-to-assemble label on boxes for flat-pack beds or bookshelves,
    You'll find an easy-to-assemble label on boxes for flat-pack beds or bookshelves, and now you will also find the label for a house.

    A Canadian company now offers an easy-to-assemble 'microhome'  that comes with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen for just $25,000.


     
  • Would Your House Be Underwater?

    Would Your House Be Underwater?

    If all the world's ice melted, would you be underwater?Considering where we live, this is a no-brainer.  But the National Geographic has created a series of interactive maps that show the catastrophic
    If all the world's ice melted, would you be underwater?

    Considering where we live, this is a no-brainer.  But the National Geographic has created a series of interactive maps that show the catastrophic effect Earth's ice could cause if melted and flowed into the oceans and seas. 
  • China's Air Pollution Blamed for 8-Year-Old's Lung Cancer

    China's Air Pollution Blamed for 8-Year-Old's Lung Cancer

    The smog in China is getting worse.  It has now been reported that an eight-year-old girl has become the youngest person in China to contract lung cancer, and doctors say it's caused by the country's terrible
    The smog in China is getting worse.  It has now been reported that an eight-year-old girl has become the youngest person in China to contract lung cancer, and doctors say it's caused by the country's terrible air pollution.
  • App Claims to Make Driving Safer

    App Claims to Make Driving Safer

    The term 'joy ride' does not apply when it's pouring and the wind is howling.  The best strategy is to simply avoid driving in it, but that isn't always an option.According to the World Healthy Organization,
    According to the World Healthy Organization, 350 people die every day across the globe as a result of low visibility conditions on the road.

    Well, there's a new app developed by a Russian company that claims to make driving in such conditions safer.
  • Mystery 'Wind Turbine Syndrome'

    Mystery 'Wind Turbine Syndrome'

    Dozens of families in a Cape Cod town sue over 'wind turbine syndrome,' blaming three new turbines for making them feel sick and dizzy.Wind turbines harness the power of the wind and use it to generate
    Dozens of families in a Cape Cod town sue over 'wind turbine syndrome,' blaming three new turbines for making them feel sick and dizzy.
  • Diesel, Unleaded and... COW GAS

    Diesel, Unleaded and... COW GAS

    Cows may look rather gentle.  They mainly eat and rest.  But some environmentalists warn that the cows' farting, belching and pooping is a major contributor to climate change.One study estimates that cows,
    Digestive emissions from cattle could be used to power cars of the future.
  • Is Sunshine A Good Remedy for ADHD?

    Is Sunshine A Good Remedy for ADHD?

    Children who live in sunny places may be less likely to suffer from ADHD, a new study says.Dutch researchers have found that very sunny regions have a lower prevalence of ADHD.  They believe this suggests
    Children who live in sunny places may be less likely to suffer from ADHD, a new study says.
  • Colder Weather Burns Body Fat

    Colder Weather Burns Body Fat

    It's turning colder tonight in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, and some of you may crank up the heat.  But before you do that, check out the latest study.Some scientists think indoor heating may be
    It's turning colder tonight in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, and some of you may crank up the heat.  But before you do that, check out the latest study.

    Some scientists think indoor heating may be linked to weight gain.  Turn down the thermostat, they say, and you might lose a few pounds.
  • Oarfish: Looming Natural Disaster?

    Oarfish: Looming Natural Disaster?

    Two huge oarfish were found last week off the California coast.  (I'm sure you've seen the pictures.  This has been all over the news.)Well, some believe this is a sign of an impending earthquake.  First,
    Two huge oarfish were found last week off the California coast.  (I'm sure you've seen the pictures.  This has been all over the news.)

    Well, some believe this is a sign of an impending earthquake. 
  • The Vacuum That Cleans The Sky

    The Vacuum That Cleans The Sky

    Scientists have developed a system that 'sucks up' smog.This week, officials in Beijing warned children and the elderly to stay indoors due to severe smog.  Smog has become a major problem in China's capital
    Scientists have developed a system that 'sucks up' smog.


    This week, officials in Beijing warned children and the elderly to stay indoors due to severe smog. 

    Smog has become a major problem in China's capital city.  It has forced closures, caused health problems and reduced visibility. 
  • Jellyfish Armageddon!

    Jellyfish Armageddon!

    Scientists say jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it may be too late to stop them.  They have no brain and are made of 95 percent water.  Jellyfish are mysterious creatures with a nasty sting, and
    Scientists say jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it may be too late to stop them. 


    They have no brain and are made of 95 percent water.  Jellyfish are mysterious creatures with a nasty sting, and some experts fear a jellyfish invasion could be on the way. 
  • Man Urinates in Water Reservoir, City Drains 8 Million Gallons

    Man Urinates in Water Reservoir, City Drains 8 Million Gallons

    A 21-year-old man was caught urinating into Portland's Mt. Tabor reservoir this morning, and the act caused panic.  The city dumped almost 8 million gallons of drinking water at the cost of tens of thousands
    A 21-year-old man was caught urinating into Portland's Mt. Tabor reservoir this morning, and the act caused panic. 

    The city dumped almost 8 million gallons of drinking water at the cost of tens of thousands of dollars.
  • 'Ghost Cloud' Mystery Solved

    'Ghost Cloud' Mystery Solved

    UFO sightings and strange hazes in the sky are traced back to a Russian missile launch.  This past week, astronauts on board the International Space Station saw an eerie cloud forming high in the Earth's
    UFO sightings and strange hazes in the sky are traced back to a Russian missile launch. 


    This past week, astronauts on board the International Space Station saw an eerie cloud forming high in the Earth's atmosphere. 
  • Passionate Beetles? It Must Be Rain!

    Passionate Beetles? It Must Be Rain!

    The sex lives of insects can predict the weather.  How can you tell if it's about to start raining cats and dogs?  Well, you may want to try looking at beetles.  Researchers say the sex lives of insects
    The sex lives of insects can predict the weather. 

    How can you tell if it's about to start raining cats and dogs?  Well, you may want to try looking at beetles. 
  • Weather Reactive Paint

    Weather Reactive Paint

    Red car?  Black car?  White car?  Can't decide the color of your new car?Well, you may not have to decide.  Now there's a car with heat-sensitive paint that changes hue depending on the weather.  Remember
    Red car?  Black car?  White car?  Can't decide the color of your new car?

    Well, you may not have to decide.  Now there's a car with heat-sensitive paint that changes hue depending on the weather.
  • Stuck in a Rut

    Stuck in a Rut

    When fall arrives here in Savannah... the weather cools off, the sand gnats begin to disappear and many locals park their boats.   It's a pretty typical seasonal transition.  But that's not the case in
    When fall arrives here in Savannah... the weather cools off, the sand gnats begin to disappear and many locals park their boats.  

    It's a pretty typical seasonal transition. 

    But that's not the case in one Wyoming town where an enormous and territorial elk has wandered in and taken up residency in the streets as he prepares for the annual rut. 
  • Rising From The Ashes

    Rising From The Ashes

    A lightning strike from Tropical Storm Irene burned it all down two years ago, but now Richard Branson's Caribbean resort can be yours for just $50,000 A NIGHT.  Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet had
    A lightning strike from Tropical Storm Irene burned it all down two years ago, but now Richard Branson's Caribbean resort can be yours for just $50,000 A NIGHT.

    Yes, it's amazing. 

    But why is this a blog topic?  Well, it's another example of what Mother Nature can do.  Lightning starts about 4400 house fires each year, costing somewhere around $283 million in damages. 
  • Hotter is Better

    Hotter is Better

    Washing your clothes at 104 degrees may be better for the environment, but it does not kill the majority of bacteria, new research shows.It only contains only 14 percent fewer germs than unwashed laundry.
    Washing your clothes at 104 degrees may be better for the environment, but it does not kill the majority of bacteria, new research shows.
  • Bad Weather Makes for a Long Day

    Bad Weather Makes for a Long Day

    Do you every feel like some days drag on longer than others?  That feeling may be psychological.  But there is also some real scientific truth to it too.  Weather can actually make the day longer.  Now
    Do you ever feel like some days drag on longer than others? 

    That feeling may be psychological.  But there is also some real scientific truth to it too.  Weather can actually make the day longer. 
  • No More Warm Beer!

    No More Warm Beer!

    The latest gadget lets you chill a drink in under 45 seconds and claims to be 80% more efficient than existing coolers.Okay, so before I get into the story... let me explain how this blog is weather related.
    No one likes warm beer.  And no one likes having to wait for it to be chilled.

    The latest gadget lets you chill a drink in under 45 seconds and claims to be 80% more efficient than existing coolers.
  • Ikea To Sell Solar Panels

    Ikea To Sell Solar Panels

    Ikea is best known for its cut price flat-packed furniture.  But now it will be known for something else too.The large retail chain plans to start selling solar panels.  They will even install them.  The
    Ikea is best known for its cut price flat-packed furniture.  But now it will be known for something else too.

    The large retail chain plans to start selling solar panels.  They will even install them. 
  • Yellow Brick Road Under The Sea

    Yellow Brick Road Under The Sea

    'Yellow Brick Road' and 'One Eyed Willy' ... tonight's blog is in search of treasure, and there's no make believe here.The infamous Whydah Gally went down in a storm in 1717 off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
    'Yellow Brick Road' and 'One Eyed Willy' ... tonight's blog is in search of treasure, and there's no make believe here.


    The infamous Whydah Gally went down in a storm in 1717 off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Some say it took with it a massive booty, including 400,000 gold and silver coins.
  • The End of DEET?

    The End of DEET?

    Buzz off!  Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the wars in history.  They sniff out human prey.  Scientists have spent many years trying to figure out the insect's powerful sense of smell.  Well,

    Buzz off!  Mosquitoes have killed more people than all the wars in history. 



    Scientists are developing a mosquito 'invisibility cloak' that could replace traditional repellents.
  • World's First Self-Powering Gym

    World's First Self-Powering Gym

    A British gym has become the first in the world to use the energy of its gym-goers to generate its own electricity.Your workout keeps the lights on, so don't take a break!Bikes, cross trainers and cardio
    A British gym has become the first in the world to use the energy of its gym-goers to generate its own electricity.


    Your workout keeps the lights on, so don't take a break!
  • Too Much Sun? It Could Be Good For You

    Too Much Sun? It Could Be Good For You

    Too much sun?  Some experts say it actually could be good for you.Study says over-exposure 'cuts the odds of heart attacks and early deaths.'Too much sun is usually linked to skin cancer.  But now there

    Study says over-exposure 'cuts the odds of heart attacks and early deaths.'

  • Climate Change Cover-Up?

    Climate Change Cover-Up?

    World's top climate scientists told to 'cover up' the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years.Time and time again we have been told the world is getting hotter.  But now a

    World's top climate scientists told to 'cover up' the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years.

  • Braing-Eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply

    Braing-Eating Amoeba Found in Water Supply

    A notorious brain-eating amoeba responsible for multiple deaths has been found in the suburban New Orleans water supply.  It was found in St Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to the east of New Orleans.  Officials
    A notorious brain-eating amoeba responsible for multiple deaths has been found in the suburban New Orleans water supply. 

    It was found in St Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to the east of New Orleans. 
  • Slippery Floors Cause School Closures

    Slippery Floors Cause School Closures

    Schools are known to close when bad weather hits.  Snow, flooding, extreme heat or cold can impair travel and cause power outages.  Public safety is a concern.  But a Massachusetts school district recently
    Schools are known to close when bad weather hits.  Snow, flooding, extreme heat or cold can impair travel and cause power outages.  Public safety is a concern. 

    But a Massachusetts school district recently canceled classes for the day because the floors were too slippery. 
  • Going To New Depths

    Going To New Depths

    Here in Savannah, biking is encouraged.  It not only saves the planet and your hard-earned cash, it is also an effective workout.  But let's face it... most of us still drive cars. Well, that is not the
    Tokyo is one of the busiest cities in the world, and space is extremely limited.  Many ride bikes.  But even storing bikes takes up too much street space.

    That is... until now.
  • Fall Allergies Blooming

    Fall Allergies Blooming

    I am warning you now... our fall allergy season could be bad.Many of you are already suffering.  I know because I have had so many complain!  Well, our summer weather is to blame.Many of us tend to associate
    I am warning you now... our fall allergy season could be bad.

    Many of you are already suffering.  I know because I have had so many complain!  Well, our summer weather is to blame.
  • Teenager's Idea Could Save The World's Oceans

    Teenager's Idea Could Save The World's Oceans

    A 19-year-old student believes his invention could clean up the seas in just five years.A Dutch teenager named Boyan Slat says his device could collect some 20 billion tons of plastic waste.  It's a series
    A 19-year-old student believes his invention could clean up the seas in just five years.
  • Crickets Terrorize Oklahoma

    Crickets Terrorize Oklahoma

    Here at home, we have sand gnats.  In Oklahoma, they have cricket season.  Yep, it's mating cricket season, and there's an unusually massive swarm of the bugs now.  Oklahoma residents are not happy about
    Here at home, we have sand gnats.  In Oklahoma, they have cricket season. 

    Yep, it's mating cricket season, and there's an unusually massive swarm of the bugs now.  Oklahoma residents are not happy about it.
  • Building Melts Bicycles

    Building Melts Bicycles

    A skyscraper is reflecting so much sunlight that it is causing heat damage below.  Many say their vehicles and bikes have wilted.  Business owners say the glare has even started fires.The skyscraper is
    A skyscraper is reflecting so much sunlight that it is causing heat damage below.  Many say their vehicles and bikes have wilted.  Business owners say the glare has even started fires.
  • 'My Legs Feel Like Spaghetti'

    'My Legs Feel Like Spaghetti'

    A person's chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000.  Well, Gregg Richey, of Utah, has managed to beat the odds in more ways than one.Richey was out camping with his family this past weekend.
    A person's chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000.  Well, Gregg Richey, of Utah, has managed to beat the odds in more ways than one.
  • Winter 2013-2014, Cold Predictions

    Winter 2013-2014, Cold Predictions

    Some are using a strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D.  The Farmers' Almanac is using words like 'piercing cold,' 'bitterly cold' and 'biting cold' to describe the upcoming
    Some are using a strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. 

    The Farmers' Almanac is using words like 'piercing cold,' 'bitterly cold' and 'biting cold' to describe the upcoming winter.
  • Florida Is Running Out of Sand

    Florida Is Running Out of Sand

    Florida's sand stash has almost dried up.  Due to decades of erosion, there is a dwindling supply of sand.  Officials are fighting to re-fill their tourist beaches.  They are looking into multiple plans.Sand
    Florida's sand stash has almost dried up. 

    Due to decades of erosion, there is a dwindling supply of sand.  Officials are fighting to re-fill their tourist beaches.  They are looking into multiple plans.
  • How To Know If You're About To Be Struck By Lightning

    How To Know If You're About To Be Struck By Lightning

    Amazing picture of brothers with hair on end minutes before they were hit.  It's a frightening picture that was snapped just moments before they were struck by lightning at Moro Rock, California.  The
    Amazing picture of brothers with hair on end minutes before they were hit.  It's a frightening picture that was snapped just moments before they were struck by lightning at Moro Rock, California.  The strike left the younger brother with third-degree burns and another man dead.
  • Dead Battery? No Problem

    Dead Battery? No Problem

    The moment you need to send an urgent text is usually the same moment your battery dies.  But now U.S. engineers claim to have developed a solution that allows you to generate power using 'thin air.'This
    The moment you need to send an urgent text is usually the same moment your battery dies.  But now U.S. engineers claim to have developed a solution that allows you to generate power using 'thin air.'
  • Huge Lightning Strike Leaves Thousands Without Power

    Huge Lightning Strike Leaves Thousands Without Power

    A bolt of lightning knocked out power to around 120,000 homes in southern California Monday. Here at home, flooding has been the main weather story.  But out west, a light show is getting all of the attention.Lightning

    A bolt of lightning knocked out power to around 120,000 homes in southern California Monday.

  • Watt a Bright Idea!

    Watt a Bright Idea!

    A mechanic in Brazil has invented a way to light his house during the day without electricity.  He uses plastic bottles filled with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms.The idea is now
    A mechanic in Brazil has invented a way to light his house during the day without electricity.  He uses plastic bottles filled with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms.

    The idea is now spreading across the world.
  • Soldier Charged With Manslaughter After Forgetting Son In Hot Car

    Soldier Charged With Manslaughter After Forgetting Son In Hot Car

    Anniston, Alabama - An attorney representing an Anniston woman accused of leaving her 4-month-old son in a parked car says his client is devastated by the boy's death and isn't a criminal.Sergeant First
    Anniston, Alabama - An attorney representing an Anniston woman accused of leaving her 4-month-old son in a parked car says his client is devastated by the boy's death and isn't a criminal.
  • Would You Drink Water From A Toilet?

    Would You Drink Water From A Toilet?

    Sounds pretty gross right?  But a straw would allow you to do just that.  It's called the Lifestraw, and it's saving millions of lives.The Lifestraw is a straw-shaped portable water filter that enables
    Sounds pretty gross right?  But a straw would allow you to do just that.  It's called the Lifestraw, and it's saving millions of lives.
  • Climate Change Shortcut

    Climate Change Shortcut

    A Chinese cargo ship is attempting to sail to Europe via an Arctic 'short-cut' that could shave almost two weeks off the journey time.The vessel will set sail from China and head toward Rotterdam.  It
    A Chinese cargo ship is attempting to sail to Europe via an Arctic 'short-cut' that could shave almost two weeks off the journey time.
  • Caught on Camera: Lightning Strikes Car

    Caught on Camera: Lightning Strikes Car

    A wish come true?!A family was struck by lightning while driving in their car in southern Utah.  The whole thing was caught on camera.Taylor, Denham and Tanner Morlock were riding with their dad through
    A wish come true?!

    A family was struck by lightning while driving in their car in southern Utah.  The whole thing was caught on camera.


    Taylor, Denham and Tanner Morlock were riding with their dad through torrential rain when Taylor said, "I hope we get hit by lightning."
  • Infant Dies From Heat Exhaustion

    Infant Dies From Heat Exhaustion

    Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths happen when children are left in hot cars.  It usually happens when a driver forgets a child is in the backset or when a kid gets into an unlocked car
    Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths happen when children are left in hot cars.  But there's a twist to a latest case.  A three-week-old infant has died from heat exhaustion during a 1,100-mile road trip.  The van had no air conditioning and only one working window.
  • Controlling The Weather

    Controlling The Weather

    Controlling the weather is something we all wish we could do.  In some cases, people actually think that I can.  ;-)But spies are hoping it can really happen.  The CIA is helping to fund a $600,000 study,
    Controlling the weather is something we all wish we could do.  In some cases, people actually think that I can.  ;-)

    But spies are hoping it can really happen.  The CIA is helping to fund a $600,000 study, which will find out if weather can be controlled using geoengineering.
  • Mystery of the Dead Dolphins

    Mystery of the Dead Dolphins

    Shark Week~It's a bad week to be a seal.  The Discovery Channel's promo has been a hit.  But on a serious note...Summertime along the East Coast?  It's not a good time to be a dolphin.Dolphins have been
    Shark Week~It's a bad week to be a seal.  The Discovery Channel's promo has been a hit. 

    But on a serious note...


    Summertime along the East Coast?  It's not a good time to be a dolphin.
  • Favorite Ice Creams Reveals Personality Traits

    Favorite Ice Creams Reveals Personality Traits

    If you like vanilla, you're impulsive.  Rocky Road?  You're aggressive.  Study shows your favorite ice cream reveals your personality traits.Well, it's summer, it's warm, and it's always a good time for
    If you like vanilla, you're impulsive.  Rocky Road?  You're aggressive.  Study shows your favorite ice cream reveals your personality traits.


    Well, it's summer, it's warm, and it's always a good time for ice cream.  (It's also a Monday, and I am in the mood for a light-hearted blog topic!)
  • Home That Makes You Healthier

    Home That Makes You Healthier

    When it comes to looking for or building a new home, many of us have a list of needs and wants.  But a new company is taking this list to a whole new level.  Healthy-home company Delos says its homes will
    When it comes to looking for or building a new home, many of us have a list of needs and wants.  But a new company is taking this list to a whole new level.  Healthy-home company Delos says its homes will make you healthier, just by living in them.
  • "The Silliness State" ... Is Weather to Blame?

    "The Silliness State" ... Is Weather to Blame?

    Strange stories make headlines every day.  But it seems as though one state is over represented in the bizarre news category:  Florida.Think about just a few of recent stories... the Miami Cannibal, the
    Strange stories make headlines every day.  But it seems as though one state is over represented in the bizarre news category:  Florida.
  • Sandy Baby Boom Begins

    Sandy Baby Boom Begins

    New Jersey hospitals report that the number of deliveries are up by 30% nine months after Hurricane Sandy.Nine months later there is a new wave of repercussions being felt in the northeast.Dr. Robert Graebe
    New Jersey hospitals report that the number of deliveries are up by 30% nine months after Hurricane Sandy.


    Nine months later there is a new wave of repercussions being felt in the northeast.
  • Machine Turns Sweat Into Purified Drinking Water

    Machine Turns Sweat Into Purified Drinking Water

    This may not suit your taste! A charity has found a way to put sweat to a good use.  UNICEF is turning it into clean, drinkable water.The organization has created the Sweat Machine that squeezes the sweat
    This may not suit your taste! A charity has found a way to put sweat to a good use.  UNICEF is turning it into clean, drinkable water.
  • Mobile Phone Powered By Urine

    Mobile Phone Powered By Urine

    Scientists have unveiled the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE.That's right... mobile phone owners could soon be able to give their batteries a boost with their own urine.  Sounds pretty gross
    Scientists have unveiled the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE.


    That's right... mobile phone owners could soon be able to give their batteries a boost with their own urine. 

    Sounds pretty gross right?  Well, scientists say no not at all.
  • Biting Back: Wetsuit Prevents Shark Attacks

    Biting Back: Wetsuit Prevents Shark Attacks

    Earlier today, WSAV brought you a story about a man who stumbled across a five foot shark on the beach of Sullivan's Island during an early morning run.Well, there's your proof.  There are sharks in the
    Australia is known as the shark attack capital of the world.  Scientists believe they have invented a wetsuit that protects surfers and swimmers from deadly shark bites.


     



  • Hot Cars Can Kill

    Hot Cars Can Kill

    21 Children Already Dead in 2013Homewood, AL:  Police say a one year old girl found inside a locked car in SoHo is dead.  The child was found unresponsive in a white Lexus SUV.  The child was rushed to
    21 Children Already Dead in 2013
  • Having Heart Surgery? Schedule It On A Full Moon

    Having Heart Surgery? Schedule It On A Full Moon

    Lunacy, says it all.  Legend has it that the full moon brings out the worst in people:  more violence, suicides, accidents and aggression.  Some even believe during a full moon, more pregnant women go
    Legend has it that the full moon brings out the worst in people:  more violence, suicides, accidents and aggression.  Well now, the latest belief is that heart surgery patients recover quicker during certain lunar phases.
  • July Miracle

    July Miracle

    Doctors say it's a miracle that a newborn baby girl survived after her mother was struck by lightning on July 4th.Heavily pregnant Kendra Villanueva and her boyfriend Ian Gordon of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
    Doctors say it's a miracle that a newborn baby girl survived after her mother was struck by lightning on July 4th.
  • Cracking Down

    Cracking Down

    Death Valley employees beg visitors to stop frying eggs on the sidewalk.It's a weather experiment I remember doing as a child.  You know the one... "so hot you can fry an egg" weather.Well, park rangers
    Death Valley employees beg visitors to stop frying eggs on the sidewalk.
  • Coca Cola Cuts CO2

    Coca Cola Cuts CO2

    "Life Tastes Good" ...it's one of many slogans for the Coca-Cola Company.  But now the company is taking the slogan to the next level in going beyond taste.  Coca-Cola has committed to reducing the carbon
    "Life Tastes Good" ...it's one of many slogans for the Coca-Cola Company.  But now the company is taking the slogan to the next level in going beyond taste.
  • Common Household Products Blamed for Allergy Surge

    Common Household Products Blamed for Allergy Surge

    Doctors are calling it the unseen epidemic.  Beauty lotions and other household products are being blamed for a skin allergy surge.For my blog, I don't just focus on weather topics.  I also occasionally
    Doctors are calling it the unseen epidemic.  Beauty lotions and other household products are being blamed for a skin allergy surge.
  • A Hunk of Burning Heat

    A Hunk of Burning Heat

    A heat wave is rocking our West.  Las Vegas ties a record high of 117, and Death Valley could hit hottest temperature on EARTH when it reaches 130.(Sorry for the cheesy Elvis reference... but even Elvis
    A heat wave is rocking out West.  Las Vegas ties a record high of 117, and Death Valley could hit hottest temperature on EARTH when it reaches 130.


    (Sorry for the cheesy Elvis reference... but even Elvis impersonators feel the temperature rising.  Ha ha!)
  • Lower Temperatures, Higher Cholesterol

    Lower Temperatures, Higher Cholesterol

    Some studies show heart attacks happen more often in winter than in warmer months.  There are common theories to this, including more stress.  Think about it...the holidays can be very stressful.  Also,
    Some studies show heart attacks happen more often in winter than in warmer months.  Stress and strenuous activity have been to blame.  But now some say cholesterol might play a part too.
  • Lightning Injures Boy Scouts

    Lightning Injures Boy Scouts

    This time of year you hear me say this almost every single night... "If you hear thunder or see lightning, go indoors and stay away from windows."It's Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and just yesterday
    This time of year you hear me say this almost every single night... "If you hear thunder or see lightning, go indoors and stay away from windows."

    It's Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and just yesterday nearly two dozen New Hampshire Boy Scouts were hospitalized after lightning struck their camp.
  • Fishing Leads U.S. Lightning Death Activities

    Fishing Leads U.S. Lightning Death Activities

    Phyllis Kelly of Prentiss still gets tears in her eyes as she recounts being struck by lightning in 2010. She was in a hurry, she said, trying to make it back to work before the storm started up. She
    Phyllis Kelly of Prentiss still gets tears in her eyes as she recounts being struck by lightning in 2010.

    She was in a hurry, she said, trying to make it back to work before the storm started up. She was never one to use an umbrella, but she said the rain was so bad that day that she decided to anyway.
  • Sky Tent

    Sky Tent

    This could make sure the bugs don't bite!  It's a tent suspended in mid-air.  It protects you from the rain - and a hard floor.I will admit I am not one to go camping... unless there is an air-conditioned
    This could make sure the bugs don't bite!  It's a tent suspended in mid-air.  It protects you from the rain - and a hard floor.
  • Stormy Skies, Stormy Stomachs

    Stormy Skies, Stormy Stomachs

    Weather takes the blame for a lot, and a lot of it can be proven.But attributing stomach bugs to more rain and bigger storms seems like a stretch.Well, according to a team of scientists in Europe and South
    Weather takes the blame for a lot, and a lot of it can be proven.

    But attributing stomach bugs to more rain and bigger storms seems like a stretch.
  • The 'Helmet' Umbrella

    The 'Helmet' Umbrella

    Ever had to wrestle with a wind-blown umbrella?  Well, this could be a thing of the past.  Check out the 'helmet' umbrella.The Rainshader's canopy protects you from the wind and the rain without blocking
    Ever had to wrestle with a wind-blown umbrella?  Well, this could be a thing of the past. 

    Check out the 'helmet' umbrella.
  • Lightning Triggers Headaches

    Lightning Triggers Headaches

    We already know that barometric pressure and humidity can affect the onset of headaches.  Lightning, however, is usually not in the mix.A new study from the University of Cincinnati has found that lightning
    We already know that barometric pressure and humidity can affect the onset of headaches.  Lightning, however, is usually not in the mix.

    A new study from the University of Cincinnati has found that lightning may indeed be  a contributing factor when it comes to head pain. 
  • Storm Chasers Killed in Oklahoma

    Storm Chasers Killed in Oklahoma

    Storm Chasers Among the Dead from Oklahoma TornadoesThe storm chasers had always managed to get away.  No one had ever died.  But the unthinkable finally happened - and it was unthinkable because of the
    Storm Chasers Among the Dead from Oklahoma Tornadoes

    The storm chasers had always managed to get away.  No one had ever died.  But the unthinkable finally happened
  • Six Most Effective Sunscreens

    Six Most Effective Sunscreens

    This might surprise you.  Sunscreens from Target and Walmart beat high-end alternatives in quality and performance... oh and they are cheaper too.Target's brand only costs about $7, and it has been rated
    This might surprise you.  Sunscreens from Target and Walmart beat high-end alternatives in quality and performance... oh and they are cheaper too.
  • Mother of Two Struck Dead by Lightning

    Mother of Two Struck Dead by Lightning

    A fun day at the beach for two friends from Florida ended in a tragedy when lightning killed one of the women.The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says Phyllis Kalinowski, 51, of Brandon, was visiting
    A fun day at the beach for two friends from Florida ended in a tragedy when lightning killed one of the women.
  • Tornado Intercept Vehicle: How Does It Work?

    Tornado Intercept Vehicle: How Does It Work?

    Most people never want to experience a tornado.  We are taught to hide or run away from them.  But some people just can't follow this advice.  They are storm chasers, and they go looking for twisters.Even
    Most people never want to experience a tornado.  We are taught to hide or run away from them. 

    But some people just can't follow this advice.  They are storm chasers, and they go looking for twisters.
  • Forecast That Call

    Forecast That Call

    Research suggests our mobile phone addiction is also susceptible to changes in the weather.Latest study shows that our cell phone behavior changes in different weather situations.  A study done by Newcastle
    Research suggests our mobile phone addiction is also susceptible to changes in the weather.
  • Termite Apocalypse

    Termite Apocalypse

    New Orleans has been struck by tens of thousands of swarming termites, and it's causing people's skin to crawl. It looks like something out of a creepy movie... the termites made for any car headlights,

    New Orleans has been struck by tens of thousands of swarming termites, and it's causing people's skin to crawl.

  • Tornado Coming? Get Your Helmet!

    Tornado Coming? Get Your Helmet!

    Coach tells high school team 'get your helmets' as tornado hitsFootball Coach Charles Redman had a room full of students Monday afternoon in Moore, Oklahoma.  He saw the tornado coming.The Southmoore High
    Coach tells high school team 'get your helmets' as tornado hits


    Football Coach Charles Redman had a room full of students Monday afternoon in Moore, Oklahoma.  He saw the tornado coming.
  • Sequester Threatens Weather Forecasting

    Sequester Threatens Weather Forecasting

    The Tornado Warning issued for Moore, Oklahoma, was in effect 16 minutes before the tornado actually hit.This is better than the 13 minute average.  Hopefully, this means more people had more time than
    The Tornado Warning issued for Moore, Oklahoma, was in effect 16 minutes before the tornado actually hit.

    This is better than the 13 minute average.  Hopefully, this means more people had more time than usual to evacuate or find safe shelter.


    But what about next time?  Some we may not be as ready because of the latest budget cuts. 
  • EF5: The Most Violent Tornadoes

    EF5: The Most Violent Tornadoes

    An EF5 tornado is the most violent tornado possible.  With winds greater than 200mph, strong frame houses are leveled off foundations and swept away.  Automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess
    An EF5 tornado is the most violent tornado possible. 

    With winds greater than 200mph, strong frame houses are leveled off foundations and swept away.  Automobile-sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 yards.  Incredible phenomena can and does happen.

    It's a worse case scenario. 
  • Redheads More Prone to Skin Cancer

    Redheads More Prone to Skin Cancer

    Redheads are at increased risk of skin cancer even if they DON'T spend time in the sun.Scientists say the production of red hair pigment causes an increased risk of melanoma.  Until now it was believed
    Redheads are at increased risk of skin cancer even if they DON'T spend time in the sun.

    Scientists say the production of red hair pigment causes an increased risk of melanoma. 
  • Safety During Tornadoes

    Safety During Tornadoes

    JUST GET OUT!If you're in the path of a tornado and in a mobile home, you need to get out.  Experts say mobile homes are 10 to 20 times more likely to be killed in tornadoes than those in conventional
    JUST GET OUT!

    If you're in the path of a tornado and in a mobile home, you need to get out. 

    Experts say mobile homes are 10 to 20 times more likely to be killed in tornadoes than those in conventional homes.
  • Mount Everest Losing Snow & Ice

    Mount Everest Losing Snow & Ice

    Researchers find glaciers in the region have shrunk by 15% in the last 50 years.  A major study of Everest and the national park that surrounds it concluded the area has been warming since the early 1960s,
    Researchers find glaciers in the region have shrunk by 15% in the last 50 years. 


    A major study of Everest and the national park that surrounds it concluded the area has been warming since the early 1960s, and researchers say it is warming at an alarming rate.  Many small glaciers have disappeared.
  • Lose Weight AND Cut Your Heating Bill

    Lose Weight AND Cut Your Heating Bill

    Who needs to workout?  Experts say shivering for just 10 minutes a day 'burns as many calories as an hour's exercise.'Both exercising and shivering produce hormones that stimulate the creation of calorie-burning
    Who needs to workout?  Experts say shivering for just 10 minutes a day 'burns as many calories as an hour's exercise.'
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