May 3, 2015

Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

An Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water. The Pure Water Brew Challenge is an effort to get people talking about how a vital resource can be ...

May 1, 2015

French perfumer bottles scent of dearly departed

A French company has come up with a novel way to keep people close to their departed loved ones: bottling their unique scent as a perfume. The idea came to Katia Apalategui seven years ago as she struggled to come to terms with her ...

Dark tattoos daunt Apple Watch

May 1, 2015

Dark tattoos daunt Apple Watch

Apple aficionados who are also fans of body art are finding out that dark tattoos can daunt the iconic company’s hot new smartwatch. An online Apple support page on Thursday warned that “ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the ...

Apr 30, 2015

Russian MP demands probe over sex shops' use of WWII medal

A Russian MP on Wednesday asked prosecutors to investigate a sex shop chain for using a depiction of a World War II medal on price tags for vibrators ahead of next month’s 70th victory anniversary. The chain of shops called Casanova 69 rolled out ...

Apr 22, 2015

Kraft nixing dye from Mac and Cheese

Consumer activists cheered Tuesday, but some comfort food fans booed, after Kraft Foods Group said it will stop using artificial coloring in its iconic Kraft Macaroni and Cheese product. From January next year, two kinds of yellow dye will no longer be added to ...

Apr 17, 2015

Connect the dots: U.S. city gets umlauts back on signs

Minnesota’s Great Umlaut Crisis is over: The city nicknamed “America’s Little Sweden” gets to keep them. At Gov. Mark Dayton’s order, road crews on Thursday restored the two small dots above the “o” in Lindstroem (LINDT’-stroom) on two highway signs on the edge of ...