Features

Special features, along with special online media. Special newspaper features include The Strange-ness, Shades of Grey, Editorials, History, Chuckles, Puzzles, and more.

Chuckle of the Issue: Turkey Time (11/23/2017) - The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. [...]
JPL engineers recently finished developing three drones and the artificial intelligence needed for them to navigate an obstacle course by themselves. As a test of these algorithms, they raced the drones against a professional human pilot. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Human Versus Artificial Intelligence in NASA/Google Drone Race (11/21/2017) - By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes — but humans won’t be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, put [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  November 17, 2017 (11/17/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 November 17 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area News -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: Fruitcake Longevity (11/15/2017) - Fruitcake: people love it or hate it. The multi-colored cakes were preserved with alcohol in “the old days” which protected them from spoilage, and the dried, candied fruits staved off mold by having , low [...]
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey Shades of Grey: Layaway (11/15/2017) - Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but [...]
Chuckle of the Issue: Write Thing (11/14/2017) - The teen walked up to his father and asked, “Dad, can you write in the dark?” Looking up from his newspaper, the Dad answered, “I think so, son. What is it you want me to write?” The [...]
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey Shades of Grey: Pay It Forward? (11/11/2017) - Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  November 10, 2017 (11/10/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 November 10 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  November 3, 2017 (11/3/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 November 3 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
Dr. Nicholas Pediaditakis, founder of Alkyonis Mental Health Center, Raleigh NC. Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Opioids and Us — A Perfect Storm (10/31/2017) - By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD Recently with opioids, we are facing a perfect storm. Let me explain. When atmospheric conditions are just right (like temperature, wind, and atmospheric pressure) and they act in unison, the result [...]
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey Shades of Grey: Halloween Attraction (10/28/2017) - Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  October 27, 2017 (10/27/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 October 27 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
Chuckle of the Issue: Clown Around (10/26/2017) - Just as little Jimmy’s party was getting started, the monsters came upon the town. Having just escaped from the nearby castle, they were hungry and looking for food. Two of the monsters began eating the [...]
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area News -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: True Tale #2 (10/23/2017) - It’s that time of year: dark nights, Halloween, strange costumes, and spooky tales. When the tales are true… well, it can make the cool evenings scarier and send a chill down your spine. Here is [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  October 20, 2017 (10/20/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 October 20 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area News -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: Michigan Man Challenges Police on Facebook, Turns Self In (10/19/2017) - One Michigan police department received a challenge from a man with active warrants. The man posted on the Redford Township Police Department’s Facebook page, offering to turn himself in if their Facebook post was shared [...]
Photo: Frank and Kay Whatley The Strange-ness: Zombie Warning (10/15/2017) - From Maine to North Carolina and across the country, hackers change road signs across the country. Rather than warning drivers about night construction hours or detours, the sign warned of Zombies! This “hacking” has been going on [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  October 13, 2017 (10/13/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 October 13 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
Dr. Nicholas Pediaditakis, founder of Alkyonis Mental Health Center, Raleigh NC. Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Some Rational Thoughts for An Irrational Subject (10/10/2017) - By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD We, as a nation of over 300 million people do not really have a “gun problem” — whether as “protectors” of the second amendment or  the “gun control people.” Instead, we [...]
Source: Honest Herbal, Denver, Colorado Crossing the Line: One Company Wants Dibs on The Word “Honest” (10/9/2017) - On October 5, 2017, Honest Herbal™ — a hemp product manufacturer — announced that it was having to fight a lawsuit by a completely different company, with different products, over use of the word honest.  The [...]
The Strange-ness -- The Grey Area News -- greyareanews.com The Strange-ness: True Tale #1 (10/6/2017) - It’s that time of year: dark nights, Halloween, strange costumes, and spooky tales. When the tales are true… well, it can make the cool evenings scarier and send a chill down your spine. Here is [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  October 6, 2017 (10/6/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 October 6 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on next week’s puzzle page.  
Raleigh Car Vending Machine. Source: Carvana The Strange-ness: Car Vending Machine (10/3/2017) - Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, in August 2017 unveiled their five-story, all-glass Car Vending Machine in Raleigh, North Carolina. Holding 18 cars, the Raleigh Car Vending Machine serves as a fun and [...]
Illustration of the new giant rat by Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum, Chicago IL. The Strange-ness: New, Giant Rat Species Found (9/28/2017) - A new species of rodent has been discovered — a rat more than four times standard size and weighing more than 2 lbs. This new mammal was found running from a felled tree in a [...]
Dr. Nicholas Pediaditakis, founder of Alkyonis Mental Health Center, Raleigh NC. Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Brexit–A Cautionary Tale About the Foolish Behavior of Nations (9/23/2017) - By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD Nations, like humans as a group, pressuring and being pressured by leaders, often resort to foolish decisions which are not to their self-interest but are self-harming. A classic example for my [...]
Chuckle of the Issue: Stairs Strain (9/19/2017) - Tom, Dick and Harry went out to dinner. After dinner, they returned to their hotel. The hotel was 60 stories high and their rooms were at the top. Unfortunately, the elevator was not working. They made a [...]
Dr. Nicholas Pediaditakis, founder of Alkyonis Mental Health Center, Raleigh NC. Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: “The Sugar Pill” Effect: The Harmless Pill That Is More Than Meets The Eye (9/15/2017) - By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD   All the doctors through the centuries have known it and they used it. We still do, but in a different way now. In the past we would give literally a [...]
Puzzles on greyareanews.com Puzzles Page:  September 15, 2017 (9/15/2017) - Click the link below to download this week’s puzzles. 2017 September 15 — online puzzles PDF — from The Grey Area News site, greyareanews.com. Answer to the Cryptogram posted on the next puzzle page, which will [...]