Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 6:26 pm
History was made at midnight in Washington on two fronts last night: Bans on both gay marriage and recreational marijuana use were lifted.
As you might expect, as the sun set and the clock struck 12, there were scenes of celebration across the state's biggest city. The pictures tell the story, so with that here are five photographs from Seattle.
A hacker associated with the collective Anonymous has been convicted in Britain today for attacks against the websites of PayPal, Mastercard and Visa.
Christopher Weatherhead was found guilty following the guilty pleas of three others — Jake Birchall, Ashley Rhodes and Peter Gibson. If you remember, the four were arrested for orchestrating denial of service attacks against the companies because they had stopped processing payments for WikiLeaks.
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 4:10 pm
The earthy smell of a fresh beet may spark delicious thoughts for us, but for a fruit fly, that smell screams danger.
Geosmin, a naturally occurring chemical that gives beets, fresh soil and corked wine their distinctive smell, is also cranked out by bacteria deadly to fruit flies. And it turns out that the tiny flies have a direct pathway from nose to brain made just to detect that smell — and avoid the toxic microbes that produce it.
I am a drama queen...anyone who knows me knows that. But not in the sense that is always bad. I just love theatre and the arts. So, when I heard that Flat Rock Playhouse - the State Theatre of NC - was in need of funds, I just had to share the information with the world. For WNCW, I'm Pam Bunch.
Join WNCW during Goin' Across the Mountain on Saturday, December 8th at Noon for the 50th Anniversary of this historic moment in music. Dennis Jones brings you all the excitement in the complete concert. It's the annual early Christmas present for Bluegrass Fans World Wide.
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 1:50 pm
It's no surprise that how much a person eats determines how full they feel right after a meal. But it's the memory of that meal, and not the meal itself, that matters a couple of hours later. So does this mean you trick yourself into thinness? Probably not. But it does tell us something about the role that manipulating memory may play in calorie intake.
Congratulations to Tim from Columbia, SC for winning WNCW's Mountain Song at Sea Cruise Giveaway.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest.
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