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The paper filters in "The Drinkable Book," from Carnegie Mellon University's Theresa Dankovich. (Photo courtesy Brian Gartside/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

The Book on Clean Water

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pittsburgh — Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water? …

The Outside Story: Snakes and Toads Eat Garden Pests

Monday, August 31, 2015

Encountering a snake in the garden causes many people to shriek or even panic. Yet snakes and another often unloved creature, the American toad, are …

Racing Across Generations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Little League. Theater camp. Swim team. All summertime activities for kids, with their families cheering them on from the sidelines. In Canaan, motocross racing is …

Canaletto’s Venice

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adolph Weil, Jr., w ho graduated from Dartmouth in 1935, became over the course of his life an avid and astute collector of prints by the most celebrated printmakers, among them Durer, Rembrandt, Goya and Canaletto. These artists …

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Entertainment Highlights: Americana Trio Kicks Off a New Road Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the first act of his Rock Farmer Road Show series of folk and Americana concerts, fiddler Patrick Ross is bringing mandolin master Matt Flinner’s trio to West Newbury (Vt.) Hall this Sunday afternoon. And returning a favor, …

‘The View’ Rehires Joy Behar, Adds Co-hosts in Ratings Bid

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New York — It wouldn’t really feel like the end of summer without a few personnel changes at The View, and right on schedule ABC announced Tuesday that former panelist Joy Behar will be returning to the show for its 19th season beginning Sept. 8. Full House star …

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in …

Notes From the Garden: Set Aside Summer’s Surplus for a Snowy Day

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It’s a rare gardener who doesn’t grow at least a few tomatoes. We all love them. I eat them at least twice a day in season, and sometimes I even have one with breakfast. But the season is short, so many of us try to put up tomatoes …

Salad Might Be The Most Useless Of Foods

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. …

Ashley Madison Users in U.S. Sue Cheating Website Over Data Breach

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Los Angeles — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by Ashley …

A Cross-Country Challenge

Monday, August 24, 2015

It was my wife Sarah’s idea — at least the part about turning the cross-country trip with my sons, Owen and Eamon, into one that involved playing cornhole for charity. Sure, I came up with the cliched idea …

Lord of His Discipline

Monday, August 24, 2015

Port Royal, s.c. — Three years ago, life caught up with the novelist Pat Conroy. After decades of eating and drinking pretty much whatever he wanted, the best-selling novelist found himself lying in a hospital bed, bloated with …