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It’s a spring thing: In Clark County it’s Earth Day all week

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April 16, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Mother Earth is putting on a beautiful spring show with eye-popping blooms, blue skies (at least sometimes) and soft breezes. If that makes you feel like celebrating, head to one or two of these Earth Day events. Read story

Toothpaste tubes becoming more readily recyclable in U.S.

April 16, 2024, 6:05am Life

Toothpaste tubes and other squeezable plastic containers are getting closer to being more sustainable in the U.S. Some 90 percent of toothpaste tubes on the market are now made in a way that makes them compatible for recycling with HDPE, the same plastic used for products like shampoo bottles, according… Read story

Fashion model Alexsandrah poses with a computer showing an AI generated image of her, in London, Friday, March 29, 2024. The use of computer-generated supermodels has complicated implications for diversity. Although AI modeling agencies -- some of them Black-owned -- can render models of all races, genders and sizes at the click of a finger, real models of color who have historically faced higher barriers to entry may be put out of work.

AI-generated models could bring more diversity to the fashion industry — or leave it with less

Fashion model Alexsandrah poses with a computer showing an AI generated image of her, in London, Friday, March 29, 2024. The use of computer-generated supermodels has complicated implications for diversity. Although AI modeling agencies -- some of them Black-owned -- can render models of all races, genders and sizes at the click of a finger, real models of color who have historically faced higher barriers to entry may be put out of work.

April 15, 2024, 8:36am Business

London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. Read story

Members of the Skyview StormBots, the high school&rsquo;s robotics team, take part in a robotics competition in Portland in early April. The team is preparing to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship in Houson.

Skyview StormBots taking robot ‘Connie’ to Houston for high school championship

Members of the Skyview StormBots, the high school&rsquo;s robotics team, take part in a robotics competition in Portland in early April. The team is preparing to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship in Houson.

April 15, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

The days before a world championship are tense. Read story

Barbora Batokova, president of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, forages in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Frick Park on Saturday, March 2.

Mycology demystified: Don’t fear wild shrooms

Barbora Batokova, president of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, forages in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Frick Park on Saturday, March 2.

April 13, 2024, 5:08am Entertainment

When it comes to wild mushroom foraging, Barbora Batokova has a simple rule for beginners: learn what can kill you, then go have fun. Read story

Professor Peter Higgs at the Science Museum, London on Dec. 11, 2013. The University of Edinburgh says Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, has died at 94. Higgs predicted the existence of a new particle &mdash; the so-called Higgs boson &mdash; in 1964. But it would be almost 50 years before the particle&rsquo;s existence could be confirmed at the Large Hadron Collider. Higgs won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, alongside Francois Englert of Belgium.

Peter Higgs, physicist who proposed the existence of the ‘God particle,’ dies at 94

Professor Peter Higgs at the Science Museum, London on Dec. 11, 2013. The University of Edinburgh says Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, has died at 94. Higgs predicted the existence of a new particle &mdash; the so-called Higgs boson &mdash; in 1964. But it would be almost 50 years before the particle&rsquo;s existence could be confirmed at the Large Hadron Collider. Higgs won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, alongside Francois Englert of Belgium.

April 9, 2024, 6:33pm Life

Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the so-called “God particle” that helped explain how matter formed after the Big Bang, has died at age 94, the University of Edinburgh said Tuesday. Read story

Can’t get enough of the total solar eclipse or got clouded out? Here are the next ones to watch for

April 9, 2024, 8:35am Life

Whether you saw the moon completely block the sun, were foiled by cloudy weather or weren’t along the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, there are still more chances to catch a glimpse. Read story

Content creator Cynthia Huang Wang edits work near the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Monday, April 8, 2024. Despite a strong job market, there are still thousands of people who have found themselves out of work across industries stretching from tech to retail to media. But rather than trying to find another job in their old role, some workers are turning to online content creation.

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility

Content creator Cynthia Huang Wang edits work near the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Monday, April 8, 2024. Despite a strong job market, there are still thousands of people who have found themselves out of work across industries stretching from tech to retail to media. But rather than trying to find another job in their old role, some workers are turning to online content creation.

April 9, 2024, 8:21am Business

With a compact mirror in one hand and an eyelash curler in the other, Grace Xu told her roughly 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely about to be laid off. Read story

The Oregon Zoo is recruiting volunteers to seek out one of the Columbia River Gorge&rsquo;s cutest residents this summer: the American pika.

Cascades Pika Watch: Volunteers needs to head into Columbia River Gorge to track cute critters

The Oregon Zoo is recruiting volunteers to seek out one of the Columbia River Gorge&rsquo;s cutest residents this summer: the American pika.

April 9, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

This year, you could visit the Columbia River Gorge to take in its breathtaking views, its unique geology, its brilliant wildflowers. Read story

NASA aims to develop new clock for the moon

April 9, 2024, 6:03am Life

NASA wants to come up with an out-of-this-world way to keep track of time, putting the moon on its own souped-up clock. Read story