A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization suggests a novel food source to help feed the world's growing population: bugs.
According to the BBC, while many westerners may balk at the idea of eating insects, the study's European authors point out in their preface that creepy-crawlies of various types are considered delicacies in other parts of the world: They estimate that insects regularly appear in at least two billion people's diets.
"Contrary to popular belief, insects are no... Read More
And so it begins. Legal action has been taken against the owner of the HMS Bounty, a tall ship that sank in October when it sailed into Hurricane Sandy (on purpose). The mother of Claudene Christian, a deckhand who drowned during the sinking, is seeking $90 million in damages from owner Robert Hansen and the company of the Bounty.
Christian alleges that the ship set sail into the hurricane with known structural problems, and that the captain of the ship grossly overestimated their ability to ... Read More
Organizers of the Gran Fondo New York are spending $15,000 on drug tests to deter dopers from competing in the 105-mile event on May 19. The winners collect a total of $50,000 in prizes, and the drug tests are drawing support from participants.
“The culture has just trickled down,” Andrew Tilin, who was banned for two years by USADA in 2011 for testosterone use as part of research for his book, “The Doper Next Door: My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Dru... Read More
The mystery has been solved in the death of a Tucson rock climber who was found on Mount Hopkins Monday, hanging from his rappelling gear and covered in hundreds of bee stings. A medical examiner confirmed Thursday that both Steven Johnson and his dog were killed as a result of “mass envenomation,” according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Johnson, who was an experienced climber, appears to have rappelled about halfway down a cliff to scope out a new route before his rope disturbed a b... Read More
Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted from space this morning that the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is planning a spacewalk to fix an ammonia leak in a critical cooling system.
NASA said the crew is not in danger, but the coolant is expected to run out sometime today. Since the cooling system affects one of eight solar arrays that provide power to the ISS, NASA must reroute power sources to keep all systems fully functional.
This comes at a somewhat inconvenient time for the astr... Read More