• Q&A: What is listeria? - 04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT
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    Q&A: What is listeria?

    Understanding recent food recalls
    04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON >> Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. 
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    Strange but true: The dark side of the birthday probability
    04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT - Q: What's the downside to the classic "birthday proposition," the surprising reality that in any group of about 23 random people, there's roughly a 50 percent chance that two of them share the same birthday? Full Story

    Disc golf highlights scenic courses right in your own backyard
    04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT - You may live near a disc golf course and not know it. While many of the nearly 5,000 courses in the United States boast grand vistas, glorious flora and some fauna, others are tucked along steep terrain and small creeks, providing a use for parkland not suitable for much else. Full Story

    Short Answers: She's just not that into you
    04/17/2015 02:10 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> There is a girl at work, who I like a lot, so I asked her out on a "date. Full Story

    Book review: 'The Beekeeper's daughter' a search for true love
    04/17/2015 02:10 PM EDT - International bestselling author Santa Montefiore writes an epic romance that spans two generations in her new novel, "The Beekeeper's Daughter. Full Story

    Author of 'The Boston Raphael' to discuss book at The Clark
    04/17/2015 02:10 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> Belinda Rathbone, daughter of Perry Rathbone, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1955 to 1972, will discuss her book "The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter's Search for the Truth" at 3 p. Full Story

    Berkshire institutions offer programs to engage the minds of young children
    04/12/2015 01:23 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Today marks the beginning of a week dedicated to celebrating young minds. Full Story

    Short Answers: No 'Clean Plate Club' rules
    04/10/2015 03:42 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> If you go to an all-you-can-eat buffet, do you have to eat everything on your plate before going back for seconds? Full Story

    Strange but True: Low voltage does not bother birds
    04/10/2015 03:42 PM EDT - Q: How is it that a bird can rest safely on a 500,000 volt power line? A: The usual answer is that the bird's body does not "complete" an electrical circuit between two different voltages (two different power lines, or a power line and the ground), so no current flows through it. Full Story

    Healthy Pittsfield: Best-kept secret in the area
    04/10/2015 03:42 PM EDT - Despite tremendous breakthroughs in understanding the reasons for addiction and substance abuse, there is still a stigma around the issue. Full Story

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    Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story