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Wisconsin's Sunflower Days

Christine Buckley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Christine Buckley

If you stay long enough, possibly by eating a lazy lunch you bring at one of the picnic tables overlooking the field of flowers, you might also find yourself giggling at how the thousands of sunflower heads are held high and, in unison, move to track the sun's movement (a phenomenon called heliotropism). This all gives the hearty sunflower an extra fun burst of personality.

The Grateful Dead and the Culture of High School

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Josh Stephens

I'm sure plenty of kids today, frustrated with politics, bored of mass media, longing for companionship, would join the Dead community if it still existed.

Flower Power: Electricity From Plants

XPRIZE | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green

It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of photosynthesis to generate at least small amounts of electricity.

Give Peace a Chance: John, Yoko, Canada and the Genesis of Rock & Roll Diplomacy

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Hirad Abtahi

In 1969, at the intersection of the New Left, Counterculture and Flower Power, popular music's most avant-garde couple, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, launched -- together with Canada -- Rock & Roll diplomacy, amidst wars and revolutions.

6 Wackiest New Gadgets Of 2013

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had. Are you eating to...

You Tell Us: When Did The Spirit Of The '60s End?

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

Last week James Franco wrote an anecdotal piece on his experience watching "Gimme Shelter," a film by the Maysles Brothers that involved coverage of t...

Lessons From a '60s Protester

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Speaking as a flower child of the '60s -- a proud member of the generation that danced at Woodstock and elevated protest marches to an art form -- I'd like to offer some advice to the Occupy Wall Streeters.

New Song: The Tea Party's Over

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

I have heard just about enough from the Tea Party, the Tea Baggers, the maroons, whatever you want to call them. What country do we live in and worse, what year is this?

Eldridge Cleaver, Beaver Cleaver, and Cops Chasing My Mom

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

Chief amongst the mighty and majestic mysteries of my life is how in the name of Methuselah I could be 52 years old. One minute I'm playing in a meadow, the next I'm lying awake fretting about my cholesterol.

(R)Evolution -- We All Want to Change Your Head

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

This new multi-cultural, interracial, eco-green, techno-savvy, globally-minded young generation has made history.

The Next Wonder Drug? Just Ask Mother Nature

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

I talk with scientific researchers every day, and can't help but notice a growing trend: what was once relegated to the realm of naturopaths, witchdoc...