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  1. Kennedy Space Center salutes 25 years of Hubble with special events


    The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in April 1990, and the visitor center at Cape Canaveral will celebrate 25 years of the observatory with three days of special activities and events April 24-26.

    The Hubble Space Telescope is shown following its release from the space shuttle Discovery in 1997. (NASA)
  2. Outdoor adventure at remote lodge in Nova Scotia


    IN THE TOBEATIC WILDERNESS, Nova Scotia — Into the forest we went with a mushroom hunter and guide, in search of edibles in the speckled light of a summer afternoon. The finds: golden chanterelles peeking through the moss, reed-thin cucumber root and the grand prize, a brown-capped bolete, which became one of the …

    A prized bolete mushroom is among the finds on an edibles hike near Trout Point Lodge in the Tobeatic Wilderness.
  3. Safety of shrinking airline seats questioned by Transportation Department


    WASHINGTON — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.

    Groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago in May 2013.  Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before, fliers are older and heavier and tall travelers no longer get exit row seats for free. All of this, flight attendants warn, is leading to an increased amount of air rage. Just last summer two passengers got into a mid-air fight over reclining a seat. [Associated Press]