Researchers in the Netherlands suggest that something as simple as lowering temperatures in the office or at home can help people burn calories as they keep their body temperatures steady. Chilling out to shed pounds works best in combination with diet and exercise.
"People know about the global trade in shark fins, but few know that some of the most valuable fins ... used in shark fin soup come from the shark-like rays — species like sawfishes and wedgefishes and guitarfishes," says Sonja Fordham, who contributed to a new analysis of the fisheries.
The Rosetta spacecraft has awakened. It was put in hibernation for 31 months while its orbit took it nearly half a million miles from the sun, too far for its solar arrays to keep the spacecraft operational. But now it's close enough, and European Space Agency mission managers will start preparing for Rosetta's rendezvous with a comet later this year.
Alice had this problem when she went through the looking glass: You start in a known place. You advance, step by steady step. Nothing is amiss, nothing misplaced. But when you land, everything has turned totally weird. Nothing makes sense. All you can do is go, "Huh?" Let's "Huh?" together.
Ten years ago, Rinaldo Willy came up with a diamond-in-the-rough business idea. Since then, it has crystallized. Each year, his company takes the cremation ashes of about 800 to 900 people and compresses them into diamonds. Rinaldo Willy speaks with host Rachel Martin about how the business works.
It's getting close to Super Bowl time, so here's a little fantasy. What would happen if a British sports announcer who has no idea how American football works (not a clue) were suddenly thrown on the air and had to do play-by-play for a game between Alabama and Notre Dame? He knows nothing. What would he say?