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The heat has affected my garden for good (tall tomatoes) and bad (tick alert)

Jul. 09, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

With much of the U.S. sweltering through heat waves, gardeners are seeing some dramatic changes. I’ve noticed them in my suburban New York garden, where the temperature this week has been exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with a “feels like” rating of nearly 10 degrees hotter,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 27, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Detroit News. May 25, 2024. Editorial: Better answers needed on Beydoun grant Gov. Gretchen Whitmer owes the taxpayers of Michigan a better explanation for how an influential Democratic Party official ended up with a $20 million grant she demonstrated no particular...

Tick season has arrived. Protect yourself with these tips

May. 17, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (AP) — Tick season is starting across the U.S., and experts are warning the bloodsuckers may be as plentiful as ever. Another mild winter and other favorable factors likely means the 2024 tick population will be equal to last year or larger, some researchers...

In her feminist punk music, Kathleen Hanna tells it all. In her memoir, there's more to the story

May. 14, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

Few artists have a neat origin story, but Kathleen Hanna, the feminist punk pioneer and celebrated frontwoman whose rallying cry of “girls to the front” inspired generations, may have a pretty convincing one. While in college in the late '80s, Hanna signed up for a writers'...

FDA brings lab tests under federal oversight in bid to improve accuracy and safety

Apr. 29, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Makers of medical tests that have long escaped government oversight will have about four years to show that their new offerings deliver accurate results, under a government rule vigorously opposed by the testing industry. The regulation finalized Monday by the...

What to know about Bell's palsy, the facial paralysis affecting Joel Embiid

Apr. 26, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a condition that can strike out of the blue and cause muscles on one side of a person's face to become weak or paralyzed, distorting expression. Here’s what to know about the mostly temporary...