Nicholas Jackson

Nicholas Jackson

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Lance Armstrong Considers Admitting Guilt

Nearly three months after the United States Anti-Doping Agency released a lengthy report that detailed allegations of doping (and months after stepping down as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer-...

Nicholas Jackson
Jan 4, 2013

HBO Sued Over Horse Deaths

Barbara Casey, who worked for the American Humane Association for 13 years, most recently as the director of production in the group's film and television unit, has filed a lawsuit against her...

Nicholas Jackson
Jan 3, 2013

60-Foot Whale Beached in NYC

A 60-foot finback whale, the second largest animal species in the world after only blue whales, beached itself at Breezy Point in Queens on Wednesday.

Nicholas Jackson
Dec 27, 2012

Scientists Undiscover Island

It's Sandy Island on Google Maps and Sable Island on others. But, in fact, the 60-square-mile island in the South Pacific, nestled between New Caledonia and Australia, doesn't exist at all.

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 23, 2012

Turkeys on the Offensive

In the suburban town of Brookline, Massachusetts (pop. 58,732), residents are getting fed up with aggressive turkeys. Karen Halvorson, who lives in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood, is so frustrated...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

Mount Doom's Neighbor Erupts in New Zealand

Even though it erupted for the first time in more than a century on August 6, shooting boulders up to one-meter-wide into the air, Mount Tongariro, which sits on New Zealand's North Island, is...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

Famous Italian Army Commander Exhumed

Led by Gino Fornaciari, the director of the University of Pisa's pathology museum, a team of Italian researchers have exhumed the bodies of Giovanni de' Medici (also known as Giovanni dalle Bande...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

A Big Waste of Turkey

Our modern-day version of Thanksgiving in the United States is commonly traced back to a 17th-century feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that was held in celebration of a good harvest.

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

Discovery Cancels 'Dirty Jobs'

After a long and successful run, the Discovery Channel has canceled Dirty Jobs, the show Brian Stelter in the New York Times called "a forerunner to the genre of weird-workplace reality...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Travel Up Across U.S.

For the fourth consecutive year more Americans are traveling 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA.

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 22, 2012

An Earth-Shaking Discovery on Mars

The Mars Science Laboratory certainly knows how to generate publicity. Earlier this week, principal investigator John Grotzinger teased that a recent soil sample test from the Curiosity rover shows...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 21, 2012

Bike Thief Sentenced to 14 Years

Just two days before the Exergy Tour earlier this year, 13 bikes were stolen from Team TIBCO, a professional women's cycling team sponsored by TIBCO Software that competes in elite road racing events.

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 21, 2012

Should Hunting Magazines Be Treated Like Porn?

The controversial animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging the CEO of Hudson News, Joseph DiDomizio, to treat hunting magazines as he would Playboy or...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 20, 2012

Kayaker Makes Illegal Descent of Marmore Falls

The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls), among the tallest waterfalls in all of Europe at 541 feet, is a popular tourist destination in the Umbria region of central Italy with historical...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 20, 2012

How Many Animals Died in the Making of 'The Hobbit'?

Four animal wranglers involved in the making of The Hobbit movie trilogy told the Associated Press that as many as 27 animals—horses, goats, chickens, and sheep—died during the production...

Nicholas Jackson
Nov 19, 2012