Sharpshooters for the National Park Service began hunting white tailed deer Wednesday night in Washington D.C.’s Rock Creek Park in an effort bring the population under control.
The deer have been credited with widespread environmental damage, costing thousands of dollars to the park service and local residents. The New York Times explained the extent of the problem in a story last month:
Because of the animals’ grazing, the forest is unable to regenerate. As wind and age topple t... Read More
A new study may have cracked the mystery of thousands of so-called "fairy circles" that cover a swath of desert from Angola into northern South Africa. The round patches of sand in the middle of the grassland, some as large as 40 feet wide, may have been caused by termites living deep beneath the surface, according to the New York Times.
Writing in the journal Science, professor Norbert Juergens of the University of Hamburg said the termite might “match the beaver with regard to intensi... Read More
Ryan Lochte can't remember how many medals he won at the London Olympics. Ryan Lochte would like to tell you, "Don't duplicate. Just recipitate. [???]" Ryan Lochte wants you to wear his new Lochte shoe line because, "Ryan Lochte! Ryan Lochte's walking everywhere!"
This is the takeaway from the new trailer for Ryan Lochte's upcoming reality TV show "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
Which meshes with our interview with Lochte in the run-up to the London Olympics, during which he gave the bac... Read More
A 2011 earthquake that registered a 5.6 on the richter scale and destroyed 14 homes, is now believed to have been man-made. Scientists announced Wednesday that the quake, originally believed to have naturally occurred, was most likely the result of deep injections of waste water, a byproduct of oil drilling. If they are right, it would make the Oklahoma quake the largest man-made seismological event in recorded U.S. history.
The study was carried out by a group of researchers from the Univers... Read More
Eating organic food may help you live longer—if you're a fly, that is. A group of researchers from Southern Methodist University offered fruit flies extracts of different varieties of organic and conventional produce purchased at the same Whole Foods in Texas. They found that flies who fed on organic potatoes, raisins and soy enjoyed a significantly longer lifespan and were more fertile.
The new report follows a study published by Stanford researchers last year which found that organic ... Read More