Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:47 pm
The statistics are pretty grim — on average 300 people a year die after being hit by cars backing up, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Half of them are children younger than 5.
Originally published on Thu March 1, 2012 1:00 pm
Some states are stiffening the punishment for activists who want to use undercover videos to expose conditions inside farms.
Just this week, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that would make it a crime to use false pretenses to gain access to a livestock operation to engage in activities not authorized by the owner.
Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 3:04 pm
Maybe you won't agree, but we think this video is fascinating. It's a very close encounter with a woodpecker at a bird feeder in Dryden, N.Y.
(Hint: don't give up before the 15-second mark.)
(H/T to this blogger's old hometown friend, Jim Pearson.)
Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 8:47 pm
Newt Gingrich skipped Tuesday's primary states of Michigan and Arizona to spend time in a place he knows well — and which votes in a week — Georgia.