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Reporter, The Innovation Trail

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Pre-game KanJam in at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/">Dennis Crowley</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Pre-game KanJam in at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo: Dennis Crowley, CC some rights reserved

"KanJam": once a "waste" of time, now a sport

"Trash Can Frisbee" dates back to the late 1980s, when a few college friends in Buffalo started tossing discs toward, not surprisingly, trash cans.

For years, the game was mostly played in backyards around the city.

But now, it's a sport, known as KanJam, and is played at tailgates and parties all over the country. It's also a company, based in Buffalo, where the KanJam world championships also take place.  Go to full article
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Fossilized polar bear jawbone speaks to scientists about climate change

A 130,000 year old jawbone is providing a glimpse into how Polar Bears might react to the earth's rising temperature, thanks to researchers in Buffalo who recently investigated how polar bears responded to climate change in the past. Daniel Robison of the Innovation Trail reports.  Go to full article

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