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Offbeat Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds? Can stuffing pork up your nose cure nosebleeds?
Scientists who found that sticking cured pork up your nose can stop an uncontrollable nosebleed and owning a cat can be hazardous to your mental health are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel prize.

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YouNews Autumn Skies Over Lake Washington Autumn Skies Over Lake Washington
After a summer of blue skies; it looks like the transition to fall is beginning. I took this picture of autumn skies over Lake Washington yesterday at 7:30PM.

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Sports UW's Shelton to give teaching a try
The email arrived in Danny Shelton's inbox during winter quarter. It was a request to audition to become a First-year Interest Group (FIG) leader during fall quarter of his senior season.
Sports Art Thiel: Foe happy to take thrash for Huskies' cash
For those wondering what in the name of Mike Lude is Georgia State doing on the University of Washington's football schedule Saturday, keep in mind in the marketing strategy of the Mariners.
Sports Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1
Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

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Seattle Refined - Life is Different Here (New) When life gives you lemons, make bags out of bicycle tires (Photo Gallery)
After having his messenger bag stolen in 2003, Eli Reich turned lemons into lemonade by creating his first messenger bag out of old bike tire tubes he had in his home. Within a few years Eli had turned this one creation into an entire company and manufacting facility and was saving tubes from landfills across the country.

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Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.
Consumer Paper receipts tainted with toxin? Paper receipts tainted with toxin? (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks-if they're printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It's a chemical that raises safety concerns because it's linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.

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Weather It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year It happens fast: Seattle just 2 months away from wettest day of the year
As dry weather returns this weekend and temperatures soar past 80 for what will be at least the 46th time, the brilliant sun glare may be preventing you from seeing the cliff we're about to fall off.

Some years, such as this one, summer can hang on with all its might, clinging-- nay, clawing into the dirt, refusing to give up. But in the Pacific Northwest, the period from early September to late October represents the wildest change in weather during the year.
Weather Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be? Just how hot would a warm Seattle autumn and winter be?
We've all heard how it's been such a hot summer. And you've likely been reading about how the Pacific Northwest is expected to maintain a warmer than normal autumn and winter.

UW Atmospheric Sciences professor Cliff Mass just did an excellent blog post showing why we're expected to be so warm. In a nutshell, Mass says a persistent ridge of high pressure last fall that kept the storms away also keep the ocean from churning very much, which is needed to mix in some cooler water from the depths of the ocean.

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Technology Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina.
Technology Self-driving cars now need a permit in California
Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

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Business Alibaba surges in its debut
Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.
Business Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

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Offbeat Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show (Photo Gallery)
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.