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
On February 20, the United States Anti-Doping Agency tweeted two messages that have more relevance after a report surfaced yesterday that Spain is investigating Lance Armstrong for issues related to doping.
"International cooperation is an important part of the fight to protect the rights of clean athletes," they wrote. "USADA was glad to welcome the new director of Spain's anti-doping agency, Ana Munoz, to our offices today."
Along with the second message, the agency included a photo of M... Read More
Stricken climbers and hikers in Grand Teton National Park will find themselves waiting longer for help this year due to budget cuts, park officials say. Grand Teton expects to lose $700,000 from its budget due to the sequester, about half of which will be taken out by reducing the number of seasonal rangers on staff by 26, or about one-sixth.
"We know there will be delays in responding to search and rescue, as well as medical emergencies and law enforcement," said Superintendent Mary Gibson. ... Read More
Fearing another season of mild temperatures, organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have begun creating massive stockpiles of artificial snow. The Sochi organizers will attempt to defy creation itself in commissioning more than 400 snowmaking cannons to blast streams of pre-fab corduroy around the clock with the goal of amassing 500,000 cubic meters of snow for next year’s games. The mounds of snow will be covered with insulated blankets to protect them from the summer heat.
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A China Airlines employee walking along a Taiwanese beach found a Georgia woman's camera six years after she lost it while on vacation in Hawaii.
"I just was floored that it was my camera and it was all my old pictures and it was amazing," Lindsey Scallan of Newnan, Georgia, told Hawaii News Now.. "I just couldn't believe it had floated so far, so long ago and the memory card was still intact."
In 2007, Scallan lost the camera—a Canon Powershot in an underwater housing—on a nig... Read More