A Russian space capsule carrying 45 mice, 15 newts, and a host of other small, possibly adorable animals, returned from a one-month mission in orbit Sunday. The Bion-M spacecraft landed safely in the Orenburg region of Russia, some 750 miles south of Moscow, according to Russian Mission Control.
Along with snails and gerbils, the capsule holds recorded data that Russian scientists hope will help pave the way for the first manned flights to Mars. A field laboratory has already been deployed ne... Read More
A popular pork-centered restaurant in the San Francisco area is closing due to its overwhelming aroma of bacon and concerns over grease disposal.
Department of Public Health officials told the SF Examiner that the restaurant, Bacon Bacon, had months to resolve the concerns raised by neighbors but failed to do so. The announcement has led to a swell of online support for the cafe, including a petition with more than 1,600 signatures from Bay Area residents who want to keep Bacon Bacon open.
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Michael Phelps is pushing back against a report that he'll return to competitive swimming in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. An NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, reported Friday that Phelps was considering a comeback. While not naming any sources, the story was posted by Peter Busch, the son of Frank Busch, director of the U.S. national swim team.
Phelps went to Twitter to downplay the news. "Why do I keep getting texts about coming back?" he wrote. "Do (people) really believe everything ... Read More
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart lashed out against the UCI at a meeting of European Union sports officals, saying the body has failed to take "decisive action" against doping since the Lance Armstrong and US Postal scandal.
“We have seen nothing. It has been over seven months since our report and their declaration that they needed to take decisive action,” he told the Associated Press. “So, of course, we are frustrated.”
Tygart pointed to the UCI's decision ... Read More
Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and San Diego may be facing severe water shortages as climate change increase drought potential, a newly released study finds.
The Columbia University Water Center notes that population growth and increased future demand for water combined with climate change may severely stress the current water infrastructure.
“Projecting current trends, if you continue business as usual without any innovation, eventually you're going to get to a point wh... Read More