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are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?


when hands release helium-filled balloons and send them into the sky, they're doing more than marking a wedding, graduation or death. they're also stirring the pot in a clash between the balloon industry and environmentalists seeking to deflate a tradition they say harms wildlife.






are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?


when hands release helium-filled balloons and send them into the sky, they're doing more than marking a wedding, graduation or death. they're also stirring the pot in a clash between the balloon industry and environmentalists seeking to deflate a tradition they say harms wildlife.






are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?


trenton, n.j. (ap) — when hands release helium-filled balloons and send them into the sky, they’re doing more than marking a wedding, graduation or death. they’re also stirring the pot in a clash between the balloon industry and environmentalists seeking to deflate a tradition they say harms wildlife. critics call the balloons litter that poses […]






are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?


trenton, n.j. (ap) — when hands release helium-filled balloons and send them into the sky, they’re doing more than marking a wedding, graduation or death. they’re also stirring the pot in a clash between the balloon industry and environmentalists seeking to deflate a tradition they say harms wildlife. critics call the balloons litter that poses […]






are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?


trenton, n.j. (ap) — a renewed push by environmentalists to ban balloon launches around the globe has drawn the attention of a powerful industry group. the launches are often held to mark weddings, graduations, deaths and other milestones. charities and nonprofit groups also stage them as part of fundraisers. but a handful of states and […]






proposed ban of releasing balloons angers balloon council


trenton, n.j. (ap) — a new jersey balloon lobby is pushing back against a proposed ban on intentionally releasing helium-filled balloons into the state’s skies that supporters of the ban say pose a deadly threat to birds and other animals and hazards to power lines. the trenton-based balloon council plans to meet with the bill’s […]






hot-air balloons cross channel in colorful record attempt


london (ap) — never mind brexit — the british are heading to france, by balloon. dozens of brightly colored hot-air balloons soared over the white cliffs of dover friday in an attempt at the largest mass balloon crossing of the english channel. the flotilla of about 100 balloons took off just after dawn into uncharacteristically […]






can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?


mountain view, calif. (ap) — an eccentric laboratory spun out of google believes it has discovered a way to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of internet-beaming balloons than it previously thought. the lab, called “x,” says it has developed algorithms that enable the high-flying balloons to do […]






pink balloons become symbol of solidarity with manchester


large pink balloons were released from the rafters at the end of the ariana grande concert, just before the attack






weird chemistry: helium may form stable compounds inside giant planets


deep within giant planets, helium may form stable compounds with other elements, a new study finds — something that was long thought never to happen in nature.






can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?


an eccentric laboratory spun out of google believes it has discovered a way to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of internet-beaming balloons than it previously thought.






the art, agony and gooseflesh of stand-up comedy in 'dying laughing'


no one knows for sure who came up with the celebrated bromide "dying is easy, comedy is hard," but it's a thought that's perfectly suited to the subject matter of the brisk documentary "dying laughing." an involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy, "dying laughing"...






state briefs: dying veteran's plea for mail goes viral


a dying veteran’s plea for correspondence has gone viral. james wiitamaki put an ad in a local newspaper saying he was dying of cancer at the st. cloud veterans affairs medical center and would appreciate letters of support.






south korea opened fire on north korean balloons


south korean soldiers firing more than 90 machine gun rounds in the air at what turned out to be north korean balloons underscores the tension along the country's border. (may 24, 2017) (sign up for our free video newsletter here)






'i'm dying up here' is a killer new series


when it comes to capturing the world of stand-up and the '70s, showtime's “i'm dying up here” kills it.






spacex launches second falcon 9 rocket in two days


in the company's second launch in just two days, spacex successfuly boosted 10 iridium satellite telephone relay stations into orbit






google’s project loon can now use fewer balloons to offer internet access


the project loon team at google now says it can sent up smaller teams of balloons that can offer internet access to unserved areas.






federal threats to colorado’s aid-in-dying law


last month, former house oversight committee chairman darrell issa, r-calif., voted against a bill in committee that would overturn the district of columbia’s death with dignity act that authorizes medical aid in dying as an option for terminally ill adults to end unbearable suffering. yet, rep. issa said he opposed medical aid-in-dying laws, including colorado’s end-of-life options […]






google’s project loon can now use less balloons to offer internet access


the project loon team at google now says it can sent up smaller teams of balloons that can offer internet access to unserved areas.






photos from the dying embers of the industrial revolution


a czech photographer's photo series documents the last days of manual steel and iron making. 






this could be our final look at the lg g6 before it launches


the launch of the lg g6 is only a few days away and we’ve seen yet another leak of the phone.






world’s biggest hard disk drive goes on sale


this huge hdd is a helium-powered monster which is supremely reliable.






“our short history”: what can a dying mother leave her young son?


in the saddest scene of "our short history," a dying woman completely loses it when her 6-year-old son tells her that if he wakes up hungry in the middle of the night, his father's wife will cook him something to eat. "






goodyear’s last blimp is deflated forever at california field


goodyear has let the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps.






less-educated middle-age us whites dying younger than others


middle-age white americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age u.s. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two princeton university economists has found.






less-educated middle-age us whites dying younger than others


middle-age white americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age u.s. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two princeton university economists has found.






denver health plans to opt in to medical aid-in-dying law by july


denver health medical center patients who are terminally ill will be able to receive life-ending prescriptions through colorado's new medical aid in dying law, but not until mid-2017.






showtime's 'i'm dying up here' finds the drama in comedy


"i'm dying up here," showtime's amiably dark new drama about comedy, takes its name and material, though not exactly its characters, from william knoedelseder's book of the same name. that volume's focus was mitzi shore, her comedy store and the comics who played there in the 1970s, including richard...






clippers pull another postseason surprise with game 6 at utah


and so another typical clippers postseason rolls on. when you think they’ll win, they lose. and when you think they’re lost, well . . . in the dying days of a core group whose six-year run together is probably ending, the clippers showed up here friday night and sprinted away with the one thing...






clippers pull another postseason surprise with game 6 win at utah


and so another typical clippers postseason rolls on. when you think they’ll win, they lose. and when you think they’re lost, well . . . in the dying days of a core group whose six-year run together is probably ending, the clippers showed up here friday night and sprinted away with the one thing...






paris: gunman kills officer before being shot dead


france launches terrorism probe after attack on champs elysees, three days before first round of presidential poll.






paris: attacker kills officer before being shot dead


france launches terrorism probe after attack on champs elysees, three days before first round of presidential poll.






clippers pull another postseason surprise with game 6 at utah


and so another typical clippers postseason rolls on. when you think they’ll win, they lose. and when you think they’re lost, well . . . in the dying days of a core group whose six-year run together is ending, the clippers showed up here friday night and sprinted away with the one thing nobody thought...






south dakota backers push physician-assisted dying measure


activists pushing for south dakota to join several states with physician-assisted dying laws are gathering signatures to put an initiative before voters in 2018 that would allow terminally ill people to receive prescriptions for drugs to end their own lives.






goodyear deflates blimp, but keeps familiar form in flight


goodyear has let the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps, but the company's flight program will continue.