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Groundnut: The native ‘potato’ of North America

Published Oct. 18 2017

One of our more obscure native edibles, the groundnut (also known as hopniss, wild potato, Indian potato, Dakota peas and...

Healthy Life: About the Ketogenic Diet

Published Oct. 18 2017

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about the ketogenic diet recently. One of my dietitian colleagues suggested I do...

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

Published Oct. 17 2017

America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

Published Oct. 17 2017

A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal...

Fall styles will debut at fashion show fundraiser

Published Oct. 15 2017

The Jefferson City Council of Clubs will have about 20 models featuring the latest style trends from a handful of...

Colony collapse disorder hurting bee populations

Published Oct. 15 2017

Where did all the bees go? "We've lost bees," said Nancy Giofre of Giofre Apiaries in Millersburg.

Ask a Master Gardener: Leaf clumping, pawpaw fruit and fall cover crops

Published Oct. 15 2017

Q: I was at your extension center and saw a bush on the southwest corner that has a string of...

From the Stacks: Scientists explore how humans' brains truly are 'Social' in his book

Published Oct. 15 2017

Matthew Lieberman, a neural-social scientist, explores cutting edge research regarding human sociability in his book, "Social: Why Our Brains are...

Plus-size for men: Sites offer trendy looks for bigger guys

Published Oct. 15 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cyr doesn't like much about the big and tall clothes he finds in stores: They're...

New characters give 'Thomas & Friends' girl power

Published Oct. 15 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Girls are finally getting a bigger role in Thomas the Tank Engine's boy-dominated world.

Festival for pumpkin fans

Published Oct. 12 2017

Thousands will descend on Hartsburg this weekend for the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.The two-day celebration of pumpkins and the Hartsburg...

Enliven the Day of the Dead this year with a rich mole

Published Oct. 11 2017

Where Halloween views the dead as spooky haunts, the day known locally as Dia de los Muertos remembers them as...

Finke Theatre hosts Funky Butt Brass Band Saturday

Published Oct. 11 2017

The Finke Theatre performance Oct. 14 features the Funky Butt Brass Band, a group of six talented musicians which takes...

Star shatters stereotypes with Muslim superhero

Published Oct. 11 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tala Ashe is thrilled to debut her new character, a Muslim-American superhero joining season three...

Eating well on the trail: Hikers dehydrate home-cooked meals

Published Oct. 11 2017

When she sets up camp at the end of a long day of hiking in the Rocky Mountains, the last...

Trying to get sober? NIH offers tool to help find good care

Published Oct. 10 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone calls come — from fellow scientists and desperate strangers — with a single question for...

FDA acts to encourage generic competition for complex drugs

Published Oct. 10 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce...

Weinstein's company to change its name after his firing

Published Oct. 10 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. will change its name following the firing of co-founder Harvey Weinstein over sexual...

Modern, bold, couture debuts at Mid MO Fashion Week

Published Oct. 8 2017

Casual streetwear with an hipster edge, beautiful, colorful couture gowns and high quality men's jackets with mesmerizing patterns all made...

Ask a Master Gardener: Repairing Bradford pear, Japanese beetle protection and pumpkin crops

Published Oct. 8 2017

Q: I am concerned about my Bradford pear as it has been receding all through the growing season.

From the Stacks: A man delves into underground world of NYC as he goes 'Beneath'

Published Oct. 8 2017

Roland Smith's book, "Beneath," is the story of two brothers, Pat and Coop, and their adventures in the underground world...

Goodbye: Pioneering AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued

Published Oct. 7 2017

AOL announced Friday that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

Watching Netflix's 'Stranger Things' likely to cost you more

Published Oct. 6 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent...