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Staff WriterIt's an indoor air threat -- a cause of lung cancer -- that slips invisibly into a home. You can't see, taste or smell radon, a radioactive gas exhaled by the ground below you, created by disintegrating uranium in rock and soil. Out of sight, radon...
Tags: Real Estate, Health, Politics, Pennsylvania, Homes
Courant Staff WriterIn pre-Civil War Hartford, literature had to contend with commerce. Three literary types who showed up found themselves leaving. When Samuel C. Goodrich, 17, arrived from Ridgefield in 1810, he found Hartford "strongly impressed with a plodding,...
Times Staff WriterAs a 21-year-old junior at Cornell University in 1977, Steve Squyres saw a notice for a course on Mars. It was as if the distant world was speaking to him. "Here was a whole planet that no one knew — like a blank canvas," said Squyres, principal...
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Sun StaffFor two nights, the skies above a remote and nearly treeless campground in north-central Nebraska produced only disappointment for the 350 eager stargazers gathered there for the ninth annual Nebraska Star Party. Sunday evening was socked in by clouds....
Tags: Nebraska, Ice Cream, Oregon, South Dakota, Nature
Here are some of the types of inspections available to home buyers and sellers: The home inspection: The cost can vary from as little as $200 for smaller homes to $300 to $400 for homes of 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. Prices for larger homes and those...
Courant Staff WriterStuck in traffic on I-84 in Hartford one day this year, Robert M. Thorson noticed a flatbed 18-wheeler beside him. It carried 12 wood crates, each packed with lichen-crusted field stones. Thorson is a scholar of stone, a University of Connecticut...
Special to the TribuneFor autumn color enthusiasts, Wisconsin state parks are great places to admire Mother Nature's handiwork. Widely acclaimed for their natural wonders and scenic beauty, the parks take on new dimensions when autumn bursts upon the scene. Here are a...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Politics, Science, Nature, Travel
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