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Scientists estimate that every year at least 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die when they become entangled in plastic pollution or ingest it.
How Will You Make A Difference On Earth Day? - April 22, 2013 is Earth Day. It's a day when we reflect on the challenges our shared home is facing and hopefully take action to correct them. Is Earth Day really necessary? And if it is, what can we do to make our planet a cleaner place?
Poll: Internet Connections - Remember way back when you'd connect to the Internet -- or maybe a BBS -- through a modem connected to your phone? When you made the switch from a 300 baud modem to a 1200 baud? Then 2400? Then 14.4? 56k? How do you connect today? Tell us in our latest poll.
Cheese - As Good For You As It Is Good - If names like Emmental, Roquefort, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar get your mouth watering, you're obviously a cheese lover. Cheese has been around for centuries and can be a part of a healthy diet. But how can that be? Isn't cheese one of those guilty pleasures, something that tastes good but isn't good for you?
The Garden - The Garden - A comic strip set in a garden populated by intelligent plants and insects. This week, Daisy recruits a reluctant cheerleader for her sports team.
Pass The Salt - But Don't Overdo It - Salt, or more accurately sodium, is essential in maintaining good health. Unfortunately, too much sodium and we run the risk of kidney damage, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and death. The question is, how much sodium is enough and how much is too much?
Covert Maneuvers - Episode One, Part Eight - Meet the Starfleet Intelligence team as they rescue their companion from the clutches of a corrupt Ferengi. They're a tough group who do things their own way. How will they ever get along with the crew of the Symphony?
Covert Maneuvers - Episode One, Part Seven - Original Star Trek fiction by Jonathan Mycroft. The U.S.S. Symphony is supposed to enter the Bajoran wormhole and explore the Gamma Quadrant. So why is it heading in the opposite direction? Who are the new crew members it's picking up? And what dangers await them and the Federation?
Putting Edible Insects On The Menu - Imagine sinking your teeth into a big, juicy burger. Or maybe slicing into a tender steak. Or dipping your spoon into a steaming bowl of spicy chili. Now imagine that all of those dishes are made, not from beef, but from bugs. Mmm. Yum.
Taking A Bite Out Of The Food Waste Problem - Are you bugged by the rising cost of food? Is there anything you can do? One simple solution: Waste less. According to new research by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans throw away 40 percent of food in the U.S., the equivalent of $165 billion in uneaten food each year.
Baby Name Bingo - Top American Baby Names Of 2012 - Wise parents put some serious thought into their baby's name. Other parents, not so much. The Top 100 Baby Names of 2012, published by a popular parenting site, provides some insight into the baby naming process and reveals the surprising and even odd choices some parents make.
Covert Maneuvers - Episode One, Part Six - Original Star Trek fiction by Jonathan Mycroft. Meet the new First Officer of the U.S.S. Symphony. Will the ship and her captain be everything she had expected? Will she fit in with an atmosphere more informal than she's used to? And why does Captain McTavish seem less than enthusiastic about the Bajoran wormhole?
Clue - Old Game, Modern Fun - Do you like riddles? Do you enjoy solving mysteries? Then Clue may well be one of your favorite games. And now there's a whole new Clue - or Cluedo in the UK - to keep you guessing, based on the hit British television series, Sherlock.