Aug 14 2012

Dorm Room, What not to bring

What not to bring to a dorm room. CNN 

One of the best things about college dorms is that you get to leave them eventually.

They’re bare, they’re cramped, they’re never at the optimum temperature – in other words, they’re not home.

There are a number of ways in which college students make them feel even more remote and dingy. And by avoiding these mistakes, you can make your dorm-room memories a little less regrettable.

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Aug 14 2012

Luxury Sedans Crash Test Results

Only two of 11 luxury sedans ace new crash test. USA TODAY 

 

Only two out of 11 midsize luxury cars tested earned a "good" rating on a new partial frontal crash test, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The only two of the 2012 models to make the mark were the Acura TL and Volvo S60. The Infiniti G was judged "acceptable." Those rated as "marginal" included Acura TSX, BMW 3 Series, Lincoln MKZ and Volkswagen CC. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, Audi A4 and Lexus ES were considered "poor."

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Aug 14 2012

Monster Snake, 17-foot long Python

Monster 17-foot python found in Fla. Everglades -- with 87 eggs. Los Angeles Times 

A giant Burmese python found in the Florida Everglades has set a record for its size, spanning 17 feet 7 inches, and weighing almost 165 pounds. But it wasn't just the outside that set records: Scientists discovered the python was carrying 87 eggs.

Previous records for Burmese pythons captured in the area were 16.8 feet long and 85 eggs, according to the University of Florida.

The snake is just the latest evidence of Florida's growing problem with the exotic, highly adaptable species that has a  foothold in Everglades National Park and increasingly threatens native wildlife. Florida is believed to have the world's worst invasive reptile and amphibian problem. (Last year, a python made headlines when it was found to have devoured a 76-pound whitetail deer.)

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