• Soaring on cloud nine - 10/22/2014 05:53 PM EDT
    Soaring on cloud nine

    Reaching high altitudes of euphoria
    10/22/2014 05:53 PM EDT
    Q When someone is in a state of euphoria, they might say they are floating on cloud nine. 
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    Who's behind the mask at 13 Nights, Purgatory Road?
    10/22/2014 05:52 PM EDT - HANCOCK >> Scaring people is a lot of work. There's more to it than blood, guts and the occasional revving chainsaw. Full Story

    Light up Halloween with homemade luminaries
    10/22/2014 05:50 PM EDT - This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Full Story

    Berkshire haunts host ghost tours for the brave
    10/19/2014 10:34 AM EDT -

    The Berkshires are rife with tales of wandering spirits; spectral beings re-enacting their last moments and homes still inhabited by the lingering spirits of previous owners.  Full Story

    Secret Science Club Science and social converge
    10/17/2014 10:38 AM EDT -

    NORTH ADAMS -- Going on a date has certain conventions, but Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach -- the minds behind the Secret Science Club -- aim to widen those boundaries with their monthly science talk/cocktail social in New York City. Now they're bringing the Secret Science Club to Mass MoCA to drop some science. Full Story

    Book Review: 'Night of the Jaguar' brings revolution alive
    10/17/2014 10:26 AM EDT -

    When a first novel by a local writer crosses the news desk for a review, sometimes my first reaction is: Will I be able to say anything positive about this?  Full Story

    Short Answers: How much time is enough?
    10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: Yhprum's Law makes things work
    10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT -

    Q: I don't suppose there is anyone who is not familiar with Murphy's Law -- anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Is there an opposite to this law? -- F.R., Globe, Ariz.  Full Story

    Go Green: From organic waste to energy
    10/17/2014 10:35 AM EDT -

    In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTech nology offer advice on easy ways for people -- and businesses -- to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Use fallen leaves for compost
    10/17/2014 10:25 AM EDT - We are a strange lot. We rave about the dazzling and colorful display of fall foliage. Full Story

    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
    Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another. Full Story