People tend to be more tentative about putting food in the freezer than they are about putting food in the refrigerator or pantry. This may be because freezing makes food solid and odorless, and so we lose our primary methods of determining whether something is good to eat or has...
Scientists are scratching their heads over a crack in the Earth that's more than half a mile long, Sky News reports. A drone last week captured video footage of the 16-foot-wide, 26-foot-deep... World News Summaries. | Newser
That Surf and Turf now costs an arm and a leg thanks to lobster's recent resurgence in popularity. But, as David Foster Wallace's famous essay, Consider the Lobster illustrated, throughout Colonial-era America, the crustacean was considered among the least desirable foods one could put in their face--a garbage meat fit only for the indigent, indentured, and incarcerated.
It looks like Casey Kasem will finally be laid to rest , though in a head-scratcher of a location—Norway. A newspaper there reports that wife Jean Kasem is shipping the DJ's remains to Oslo... Celebrity News Summaries. | Newser
That wacky CDC is up to its old, potentially fatal-virus-spreading tricks again. But instead of anthrax or dengue, this time, the Centers for Disease Control brought a deadly strain of bird flu into its revolving cast of highly contagious characters. While rushing to get to a meeting, a CDC scientist accidentally tainted a tamer strain of bird flu with a far more deadly one—and then sent it out to another unsuspecting lab. Whoops.
Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007, Barrington Irving Jr. became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo. The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days. He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, …
Self-driving cars are coming, some people are freaked out about them. Here's something that might not put those people at ease: According to a Google engineer, the cars are designed to exceed the speed limit. Don't worry though! There's actually a good reason for it.