United Continental will "permanently retire" flight numbers 93 and 175, Bloomberg reports, in honor of the flights hijacked on September 11, 2011. Over the past decade, the numbers have not been in use, but an error earlier this week caused them to pop up again, much to the chagrin of pilots' ... More >>
The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests. [BusinessWeek] Modernist Cuisine for TV? Syfy is debuting Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, a new show starring molecularly inclined Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. [Wired] A ... More >>
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The great canned pumpkin shortage of 2009-10 has ended. Nestle, which sells about 85 percent of the canned pumpkin in the U.S., said increased demand was to blame for the shortage. [Boston Herald] As the FDA nears the approval of genetically modified salmon, questions over its safety have ar ... More >>
Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years, and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and acros ... More >>
Restaurants are still feeling the sting of the deep tomato freeze, which isn't likely to let up until at least mid-April. All winter, restaurateurs have been forced to find ways to use fewer tomatoes or find alternative sources. [Nation's Restaurant News] Michelle Obama is taking her fight a ... More >>
Haiphong Jiang, the Rutgers grad student whose romantic impulse control shut down Newark Airport for six hours, delayed travelers nationally and exposed a gaping hole in Newark's security was taken into custody by Port Authority Police last night.
A transcontinental Continental Airlines flight, the pilot of which died in mid-flight and which is being piloted at present by its two first officers, in due shortly at Newark Airport. The plane left Brussels at about 4 a.m. and its 61-year-old pilot died sometime thereafter. Newark says it will giv ... More >>
The commuter plane crash in Buffalo continues to be examined. It has been confirmed that Continental Connection Flight 3407 was on autopilot before its fatal descent, which some suggest was a "deadly error" that shielded the pilot from the severity of the situation until it was too late. Once auto ... More >>
Eyewitness footage A commuter plane from Newark, Continental Connection Flight 3407, smashed into a house near Buffalo at 10:20 last night. Everybody on the plane was killed. Reuters: "Doomed plane suddenly lost contact - tower tapes" Buffalo News: "After the crash, tower warned other planes to ... More >>
Eyewitness footage A commuter plane from Newark, Continental Connection Flight 3407, smashed into a house near Buffalo at 10:20 last night. Everybody on the plane, and one resident of the house, was killed. Two people from the house escaped with minor injuries. Reuters: "Doomed plane suddenly los ... More >>
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