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  • News Of The Weird: Ads on Toilet Paper, Finally!

    News Of The Weird: Ads on Toilet Paper, Finally!
    For September's Digital Design Weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, artists Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton commissioned soprano Louise Ashcroft to sing, altering pitch and volume while wearing a face mask made of algae. According to...
  • 2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features

    2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features
    Armed with advanced features and exceptional fuel economy, theĀ  2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup is the first V6-powered full-size pickup that doesn't sneer "cheapskate" every time you start the engine. The Ram 1500 is the artist formerly known as the...
  • Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp

    Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp
    MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole. It's not that someone else...
  • Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies

    Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies
    NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...
  • Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent

    Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent
    "Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline --- GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • Daily News Briefs: July 30, 2012

     
    The rodents return: Kia will launch another iteration of its well-received hamster ads, which have appeared in everything from urban centers to robot wars, to shill the popular Soul hatchback. Automotive News cited Korean executives last week saying the...
  • Daily News Briefs: July 24, 2012

     
    How is the EPA gas mileage on that new car's window sticker determined? It's a complex system, and federal regulators verify just 15% of the ratings, the Detroit Free Press reports. At its Michigan laboratories, the EPA checks between 150......
  • Jeep Liberty Ends Production Next Week

     
    The Toledo, Ohio, plant that assembles the Jeep Liberty will go idle next week and not resume its SUV operations until 2013 with an all-new replacement. During that time the plant will undergo $500 million in upgrades and an expansion,......
  • Daily News Briefs: Aug. 6, 2012

     
    Onetime Saab owner Spyker filed a $3 billion lawsuit against GM for blocking the sale of the Swedish automaker to Chinese companies Pang Da Automobile Trade and Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile last December, Reuters reports. Spyker contends GM "had...
  • Blue

     
    Michigan was pounded into submission by a team far superior in every way....Michigan had a nice season last year, and some thought it was back among college football's royalty. But it is not....Kyle Meinke, Ann Arbor. com (See also Meinke's......
  • Kia Forte, Updated Sorento to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

     
    We showed you the next Kia Forte in July. Now Kia says the compact car, which sports mini-Optima styling, will show up at the L.A. Auto Show this November. It will debut alongside an updated Sorento SUV. Kia sales executive......