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Church Cigarette Stunt May Mean Jail for Russian Woman

She's charged with 'insulting the feelings of religious believers'

(Newser) - A young woman in western Russia picked the wrong time to be "insulting," as a controversial law approved by President Vladimir Putin in 2013 describes it. Or more likely, the 21-year-old is deliberately provoking authorities. Her crime? She posted a photo of herself lighting a cigarette with a... More »

New Candle Makes Your Home Smell Like an Apple Store

Twelve South candle emits odor of a freshly opened new Mac

(Newser) - If you're over Yankee Candle's seasonal scents of autumn wreaths, spiced pumpkins, and cinnamon apples, MacRumors.com reports on a more techie type of fragrance. In what the Verge calls an example of "Stop it tech, you're drunk," Apple accessory maker Twelve South is offering... More »

Age-Old Mystery About the Human Eye May Be Solved

We can see a single candle flame from 1.6 miles away, say astronomers

(Newser) - The power of human eyesight is often debated with a single question: How far can the human eye see a single candle flame? A quick Google search turns up guesses ranging from three to 30 miles, but no one has tried to find out for certain—partly because of the... More »

Go Easy on the Candles

(Newser) - Don't go overboard on the candles, researchers warn. The fumes of paraffin wax candles can contribute to cancer and asthma, though it would take years of heavy use to cause a problem, the BBC reports. “An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you,” says... More »

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