• The Bees Living on Notre Dame's Roof Survived the Fire


    The bees that live on the roof of Notre Dame are alive and buzzing, having survived the devastating fire that ripped through the cathedral on Monday, the beekeeper Nicolas Geant confirmed to CNN.I got a call from Andre Finot, the spokesman for Notre Dame, who said there were bees flying in and out of the hives which means they are still alive! Geant said. Right after the fire I looked at the drone pictures and saw the hives weren't burnt but there was no way of knowing if the bees had surviv

  • Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis


    A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.Federal Judge Linda Parker didn't determine whether EPA employees were negligent when Flint's water systembecame contaminated with lead in 2014 and 2015.The decision at this stage is more narrow, with the judge saying Thursday that the government isn't immune to a lawsuit.Parker says EPA employees knew lead w

  • Astronomers Find Oldest Type of Molecule in Space


    Everything has a beginning. That’s true for stories, for people, forthe universeand even for chemistry. The Big Bang itself produced just ahandful of elements(variations of hydrogen, helium and lithium nuclei), so researchers have a pretty good sense of what the first atoms and molecules might have been. But the very first molecular bond to form, linking together atoms of different elements in a single molecule, has long been missing in action.Known as ahelium hydride ion(HeH+), this conglomera

  • Tangshan Issues Second-Level Smog Alert from April 20


    China's top steelmaking city of Tangshan in Hebei province issued a second-level pollution alert on Friday in response to a wave of smog expected to blanket the region, the local government said in a statement via its social media account.The alert will take effect from April 20 to April 25.Steel mills in the city were ordered to halt operations of sintering machines by at least 40 percent or even shut down, based on their emission levels. Meanwhile, all mills will have to halve their shaft

  • The perfect Roast Potato Formula Created by a Group of Students


    Students have created a mathematical formula that they believe can be used to cook the perfect roast potato.Pupils from the Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex collaborated with the Samuel Whitbread School in Bedfordshire to develop what they’ve named the “Edge Hotel School Method”.While calculating the exact measurements needed to whip up a tasty spud may be more time-consuming than simply popping some potatoes in the oven, apparently it’s all worth it for the end result. By incre

  • Discover the Black Sea: Mother Nature's Work at its Best


    Turkey never ceases to amaze visitors. Every corner, every part of the country you visit, welcomes you with new wonders - natural or historical. This week and next week, we will investigate the Black Sea region thoroughly and take you to the top destinations to see with your own eyes and experience the greenest landscape in Anatolia.Stretching from Marmara to the northeastern borders of Turkey, the Black Sea region is a hidden cultural gem that has been waiting to be discovered for centuries. Kn

  • Nutrition What Are Essential Oils?


    Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is a form of alternative medicine.However, some of the health claims associated with them are controversial.This article explains what you need to know about essential oils and their health effects.What Are Essential Oils?Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants.The oils capture the plant's scent and flavor, also called its essence.Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.Essential oils are obt

  • Different Types of Honey


    Honey Color and Flavor - It all depends on where the bees buzzThe color and flavor of honeys differ depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees. In fact, there are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Honey color ranges from nearly colorless to dark brown, and its flavor varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed. As a general rule, light-co

  • What is Jasmine Tea?


    Jasmine tea started its journey to become the most famous scented tea in the world during China’s Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The rise in popularity of jasmine may have had something to do with the Ming obsession with anything floral. The surviving relics of the time showcase intricate floral patterns and references in everything from porcelain, paintings, embroidery, décor and literature. Not surprisingly, beautiful blossoms such as chrysanthemum, osmanthus, orchid and jasmine also made their w

  • Debunking the Most Popular Myths about Sherry


    Debunking the Most Popular Myths about SherryIt’s time to update your Spanish wine repertoire. Sherry is often misunderstood and misrepresented, and we’re here to uncover a few popular myths about this drink. So, what is sherry, exactly? Read on to discover the true facts about this Spanish drink and the fantastic aromas and flavors waiting for you. We bet you’ll be tempted to pick up a bottle of Manzanilla or Fino in addition to that bottle of Garnacha on your next trip to the wine store!3 p

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