Articles by Zoe Mintz
- 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.
- 5-Year-Old Arizona Boy To Receive Medical Marijuana Card
August 29 2013 2:03 PM
A 5-year-old Arizona boy was recently approved for a medical marijuana card to treat seizures caused by a genetic brain defect.
- Fish Larvae Sniff Their Way Home To Reefs
August 29 2013 11:52 AM
According to a new study, tiny fish larvae smell their way to coral reefs located miles away, rather than using ocean currents.
- Teen Drinking Raises Breast Cancer Risk: Study
August 29 2013 10:45 AM
New research shows that the more alcohol consumed before motherhood, the greater the chance of developing breast cancer.
- Man Swallows Human Toe At Canadian Bar, Pays $500 Fine
August 29 2013 9:16 AM
Last Saturday night, an anonymous American customer paid a hefty fine for swallowing a pickled human toe at Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
- 40-Year-Old Math Problem Solved By Team Of Mathematicians
August 29 2013 9:16 AM
It took three mathematicians almost 15 years to solve the famous Rota’s Conjecture – a theory first posed by mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota in 1970.
- European Hunter-Gatherers Had Domesticated Pigs As Early As 4600 B.C.
August 28 2013 9:59 AM
According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, Mesolithic hunter-gatherers used domestic pigs 500 years earlier than previously thought.
- 2,000-Year-Old Bear Ring Found In Siberia
August 27 2013 8:59 PM
Archaeologists uncovered a 2,000-year-old bronze ring in Siberia that was most likely used by ancient tribes to worship polar bears.
- Loch Ness Monster Sighting? Photographer Captures ‘Nessie’ On Camera For 5 Minutes
August 27 2013 3:11 PM
Amateur photographer, David Elder, released footage of a mysterious wave in Loch Ness which he says was Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.
- Rare White-Cheeked Gibbon Born At Chicago Zoo
August 27 2013 9:17 AM
A white-cheeked gibbon was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo on August 16.
- Texas Pastafarian Becomes First American To Wear Spaghetti Strainer In DMV Photo
August 26 2013 3:16 PM
After a legal battle, Texas Pastafarian Eddie Castillo, was allowed to don a spaghetti strainer on his head for his official photo at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lubbock, Texas.
- 96-Year-Old Pens ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine’ Song For His Late Wife
August 26 2013 12:38 PM
Fred Stobaugh, 96, of Peoria, Ill., wrote a love song dedicated to his wife who died two months before their 74th wedding anniversary.
- 350-Pound Marlin Flies Into Fishing Boat
August 26 2013 11:08 AM
A YouTube video shows a 350-pound blue marlin jumping into a fishing boat off the coast of the Dominican Republic, nearly impaling a fisherman.
- Mercury In Pacific Fish May Double By 2050
August 26 2013 9:39 AM
Fish experience mercury contamination in deep ocean, and scientists say mercury levels in the Pacific Ocean may double in the coming decades.
- Oldest Globe Shows New World On Ostrich Egg
August 23 2013 3:38 PM
The 509-year-old globe is the size of a grapefruit, and its carvings show a group of scattered islands, South America, Japan, Brazil and Arabia.