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Navy Veteran-Turned Teacher Uses Raft He Invented To Rescue Man Who Was Drowning

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

This man's quick thinking helped him save a life in danger. Elias Ruiz, a high school teacher and Navy veteran, was duck hunting on the Tuolumne R...

Rafting Monkeys Changed the World

Alan de Queiroz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Alan de Queiroz

When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?

WATCH: Man Rescued From East River After DIY Raft Fails

Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

Emergency responders rescued a teen stranded in the East River Thursday night after his homemade raft deflated. Firefighters received a call at abo...

Serving Time -- In A Swimming Pool? Judge Puts Rogue Rafters In Hot Water

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A northeast Ohio couple found themselves up to their ankles in trouble for rafting on a flood-swollen river without life preserve...

On Pool Float, Jerry Whipple Drifts One Mile Into Gulf Of Mexico Before Coast Guard Rescue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

BELLEAIR BEACH, Fla. — A man who apparently passed out on a pool float at a Tampa area beach ended up drifting about a mile from Florida's shore...

Planting an Urban Orchard

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Where will your next slice of apple pie come from? What if it came from apples you've never tasted before that were grown in your city? In Chicago, this hypothetical could soon be a reality.

Eco-Friendly JUNK Raft Crosses Pacific In Three Months

AP | BRITT YAP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HONOLULU — Tanned, dirty and hungry, two men who spent three months crossing the Pacific on a raft made of plastic bottles to raise awareness of...