The body of Kenneth Stensby, a 73-year-old hiker missing since Sunday, has been found at the base of a popular waterfall in Yosemite National Park. Stensby’s body was spotted by searchers at the base of Vernal Fall late Monday and was recovered midday on Tuesday.
Searchers began scouring Yosemite’s Mist Trail after Stensby failed to return from his hike on Sunday as scheduled. He had been staying in the park for several days and had left a note with the Ahwahnee Hotel telling them... Read More
An online petition pressuring Spanish courts to preserve blood bags linked to the Operation Puerto doping scandal has reached 20,000 signatures. Petition-backers plan to hit the 25,000 mark before forwarding it to Spanish officials.
The petition began in the days following the April 30 ruling by a Spanish court to destroy more than 200 bags of blood and plasma that have been stored since the Puerto raids in 2006. Since then, former world cycling champion Oscar Freire plus track and field athl... Read More
Maybe you really do want to be that guy who breaks out his guitar to impress the ladies. That is, if you believe a new study from France’s Universite de Bretagne-Sud, which found that women are more attracted to a man if he’s holding a guitar.
Researchers tested this with a 20-year-old actor who was “previously evaluated as having a high level of physical attractiveness.” They set him loose in a French shopping district on a Saturday afternoon to ask 300 young women fo... Read More
A volcano eruption on Mount Mayon in the Philippines killed four German climbers and their guide, a Filipino national, early Tuesday. At least seven other climbers were injured in the eruption, which lasted roughly 73 seconds. One guide told local reporters that the falling rocks and debris that resulted from the blast likely killed the group.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology called the Mayon eruption a “small phreatic event” and said that the alert level wou... Read More
The Forest Service has announced plans to nearly double the size of its fleet of firefighting tanker planes over the next five years—if a dispute with a company doesn't hold them up.
According to The Gazette, the agency would award $158 million in contracts for seven new tankers to supplement the eight planes of its "legacy" fleet, many of which date back to the Korean War. The new tankers would be turbine-powered and would have to be capable of cruising at speeds upward of 345 miles pe... Read More