Old, handpainted postcards reveal the past in its pristine glory — a world as it should have been, without soot belching from mills or horns honking or gray skies. Continue reading
An Italian doctor says that within two years he will perform a body transplant, in which the head of a living person would be moved onto a donor body. Continue reading
Yo! Want some snow?
Well, you might not want any, but think about those poor, deprived kids in Miami or L.A. basking in the winter sun who’ve never been able to have a snowball fight.
An entrepreneur near Boston, which has now gotten a record-breaking 100 inches+ of snow, has figured out how to make money off of Mother Nature: He’ll overnight a shipment of the white stuff for only $89, Boston.com reports. Continue reading
Researchers have thrown out the verdict against the rat, for centuries blamed as the primary carrier of the bubonic plague that struck Medieval Europe again and again with such ferocity.
We’ve heard the probable benefits of dark chocolate — the kind with 60 percent or more cocoa solids — extolled in recent years.
You may have noticed that Mars is trying to cash in on the “healthy snacking” trend by pouring Dove chocolate over blueberries and cranberries. University of Michigan researchers even added dark chocolate to their healing foods pyramid.
But Christine A. Jones, an associated professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah, tells us that this is nothing new. Continue reading