Articles by Zoe Mintz
- Scientists Uncover Nearly 100,000-Year-Old Microbes In Antarctic Lake
September 10 2013 4:06 PM
In one of the most desolate places on Earth, scientists have uncovered microbes through the ice of Lake Hodgson on the Antarctic Peninsula.
- Historians Give Obama B- Letter Grade
September 10 2013 2:16 PM
History professors from colleges across the United States gave President Barack Obama's presidency a B- letter grade.
- Siberian ‘Forest Boy’ Found After 16 Years In The Wild
September 10 2013 12:55 PM
A 20-year-old man who has allegedly been living in a Siberian forest for 16 years was found by local villagers, Russian authorities said Tuesday.
- 5 Percent Of US Children Are ‘Severely Obese’
September 10 2013 10:59 AM
According to a statement from the American Heart Association, severe obesity, a newly defined class of risk, exists in 5 percent of all U.S. children.
- World’s Longest Tongue ‘Keeps Growing’
September 10 2013 9:19 AM
Stephen Taylor, 51, has the world's longest tongue measuring at 3.8 inches long, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Hookah Smoke May Be Less Harmful Than Cigarette Tobacco
September 09 2013 11:24 AM
According to new research, hookah tobacco and smoke contain lower levels of four toxic metals than those found in cigarettes.
- Climate Change Impacts Vital Ocean Chemical Cycles
September 09 2013 9:59 AM
A new study indicates that warming ocean temperatures may hamper vital ocean chemical cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorus.
- Nine Endangered Vipers Born At Saint Louis Zoo
September 04 2013 4:17 PM
Nine ocellate mountain vipers born, Aug. 16, belong to a species that was believed to be extinct for 140 years until it was rediscovered in the 1980s.
- What Is Rosh Hashanah?
September 04 2013 2:40 PM
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year that marks the first of Days of Awe and is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.
- LEGO Unveils First Female Scientist Minifigure
September 04 2013 11:03 AM
The pocket-sized figurine called “Scientist” holds two flasks, wears a white lab coat, glasses and costs $2.99.
- World’s Largest Fruit Salad Weighs More Than 15,000 Pounds
September 04 2013 9:51 AM
On Monday at the school’s annual Back to School Barbeque, chefs made a 15,000-pound-fruit salad, setting a new Guinness World Record.
- Soot From European Industrial Age Melted Alps Glaciers
September 03 2013 8:10 PM
According to a new study, soot produced during rapid industrialization caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers after 1850.
- Skin-Eating Fungus Is Killing Fire Salamanders In The Netherlands
September 03 2013 1:03 PM
According to a new study, a deadly skin-eating fungus has proved to be the cause of why the number dropped to a staggering 10 salamanders -- less than 4 percent of the species original population.
- Was Wesley Clark At Burning Man 2013?
September 02 2013 3:41 PM
In a tweet, former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow said the retired general and politician was at the huge Nevada festival.
- Positive Pregnancy Tests Sold On Craigslist, 'No Questions Asked'
September 02 2013 1:29 PM
A growing number of pregnant women have been selling their positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist.
- Diana Nyad Completes Historic Cuba-To-Florida Swim
September 02 2013 12:38 PM
At age 64, Nyad is the first swimmer to complete the feat without a shark cage.
- Monster Crocodile Traps Tourist For 2 Weeks On Australia Island
September 02 2013 11:35 AM
For two weeks a 20-foot long crocodile held a New Zealand man captive on a remote island in Australia.
- Crop Pests ‘March Polewards’ Thanks To Climate Change
September 02 2013 10:43 AM
Warming temperatures are pushing lethal pests out from the tropics at two miles a year.
- Whales Tan To Protect From Sunburn
August 30 2013 2:55 PM
According to a new study, whales protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays by getting a tan.
- 73 Million-Year-Old Hadrosaur Unearthed In British Columbia
August 30 2013 10:31 AM
It took archaeologists five years excavating on a hillside near the Alberta border to uncover a 73 million-year-old hadrosaur, the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in the province.