Hellanna Ridall

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How Will the Restaurant Industry React to Rising Beef Prices?

Beef prices are at historical highs due to low supply, increasing demand, the effects of drought and rising feed costs. According to a January 2015 report from the USDA, Beef prices climbed 19 percent in January over a year earlier. Prices are expected to continue climbing 5-6 percent. Restaurants …

Snow-Starved Sierra Spell Trouble for Drought-Stricken California

Ten thousand feet in the air, in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, California's huge drought crisis can be measured in inches with a hollow tube.<p>Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the California Department of Resources, drives the pole into the snow and retrieves a sample that is used to …

Snorkeling

A way to get power to the world’s poor without making climate change worse

Back on October, I did a couple of posts — one, two — on the Scylla and Charybdis of modern times: energy poverty and climate change. On one hand, …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Sriracha Sauce

U.S. Black Box Detector to Set Sail in Search of Missing Jet

PERTH, Australia - An Australian warship carrying a unmanned underwater drone, a U.S. black box detector and acoustic detection equipment was readying to set sail as part of the search for missing Flight MH370 on Sunday.<p>Scheduled to depart on Monday, the Ocean Shield would take about four days to …

Blackbox

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Breakthrough could help battle diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's but ethical concerns remain over animal testing<p>Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the …

Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames

<i>A remarkable transformation is underway in western North Dakota, where an oil boom is changing the state's fortunes and leaving once-sleepy towns bursting at the seams. In a series of stories, NPR is exploring the economic, social and environmental demands of this modern-day gold rush.</i><p>North …

Coral reef decline could leave crabs homeless - Futurity

Modern crustaceans, including shrimp, crab, and lobster, may follow their ancient ancestors into extinction if …

Homelessness

New electric fish found in murky waters

Scientists have identified a new kind of eel-like electric fish, the Akawaio penak, in a remote region of Northern Guyana that is known for its …

Zoology

Electric or diesel? It depends on stops and speed - Futurity

The benefits of delivery trucks that run on electricity instead of diesel fuel only go …

Trucks

Scientists Find Sea Louse Has Tidal 'Body Clock'

One thing you can say about the diminutive speckled sea louse: it's always on time.<p>Scientists studying the tiny crustacean, a marine cousin of the wood-louse, found that it runs not one, but two internal clocks. Not only does the creature have a circadian rhythm, or so called "body clock" like most …

Understanding anxiety and mental health stigma

On the one hand, anxiety is a serious and debilitating disorder. On the other, it can be a useful evolutionary response to threat. Understanding how anxiety works might help to destigmatise mental health issues<p>If you look at the facts and figures on the mental health charity Mind's website, you'll …

How Recycling Bias Affects What You Toss Where

During an experiment, marketing professor Remi Trudel noticed a pattern in what his volunteers were recycling versus throwing in the garbage. He then went through his colleagues' trash and recycling bins at Boston University for more data.<p>He found the same pattern, says NPR's Shankar Vedantam: …

Humans to blame for global warming, says landmark UN report

Brushing aside 15-year hiatus, IPCC says strong government action is needed to combat climate change and extreme weather<p>A UN panel of climate change experts today announced that mankind is almost certainly to blame for global warming, warning that the planet will see increasingly extreme weather …

Environment: News & features

Ballerinas' brains may hold the key to treating chronic dizziness

A study of ballerinas' brains has revealed a structural change, caused by years of training, that stops them feeling dizzy.<p>A study by the Imperial College London's medicine department has unveiled structural changes in professional <b>ballerinas</b>' brains that help them pirouette without becoming …

Element of the week: dubnium

This week, we meet the element, dubnium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Db</b> and the atomic number, <b>105</b>. It was named in honour of where it was first synthesised, Dubna, which lies north of Moscow in the former Soviet Union. Although it was first synthesised in the 1967, it wasn't formally named until …

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

Point Of View: How So Many Rooted For 'Breaking Bad's' Walter White

If you were still cheering for Walter White at the start of the sixth season (or, as AMC contracts call it, the second half of the fifth season), a mustard stain on a doctor's jacket might be one reason why.<p>Just last month, the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, marveled at the fact that, 56 episodes …

Top scientists urge cap on carbon emissions to limit climate change

Top climate scientists say in a new report that industrial carbon emissions need to be kept below a cumulative total of 1 trillion tons to avoid dangerous climate change — and they note that humanity has already used up more than half that allotment.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

Climate Change