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August 3, 2012 | 11:30am

We hear tales from time to time of people exhibiting superhuman strength in life-and-death emergencies. After experiencing amazement over such a feat, we all wonder: How can a regular person lift something that weighs more than a ton?

August 1, 2012 | 2:55pm

Outbreaks of West Nile virus disease occur each summer in the United States. This year, some areas of the country are experiencing earlier and greater activity. How can you protect yourself against West Nile Virus?

July 31, 2012 | 1:36pm

Bedbugs, penny auctions, gold buying-companies and solicitations for home improvement work disguised as “free” energy audits are among the newest complaints that local and state consumer protection agencies dealt with during the past 12 months, according to a newly released study.

July 30, 2012 | 9:28am

Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting trains, forcing hospitals and airports onto backup power. Read more.

July 26, 2012 | 8:46am

Food gardening and home canning are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. However, a study shows that many home canners are not aware of the risk of botulism, a rare and potentially fatal foodborne illness that has been linked to improperly canned food. Read more.

July 17, 2012 | 10:33am

San Diego is the most tolerant place in the U.S. according to a new study published by Atlantic Cities, an offshoot of the Atlantic magazine. Check it out.