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Researchers lay out first genetic history of Rome

Despite extensive records of the history of Rome, little is known about the city’s population over time. A new genetic history of the Eternal City reveals a dynamic population shaped in part by political and historical events.

In these villages, the mail comes by babushka

[embedded content] The roads are long and often mountainous, but 83-year-old Ekaterina Dzalaeva-Otaraeva walks them several days a week. As the postwoman for the remote North Ossetian village of Tsey in Russia, she treks 25 to 30 miles round-trip on…

Look at the long and winding path your food takes to get to your plate

Unless you grow your food in your backyard or get everything from the neighborhood farmers market, most of what you consume has to travel a long way to get to you. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, grains, meats or processed…

Why is ice so slippery?

Ice is slippery. That’s a given, just like water is wet. But have you ever wondered exactly why you have to channel your inner penguin to navigate it safely? We’re probably a lot more focused on avoiding a spectacularly embarrassing,…

Why Chuck Schumer Is Completely Wrong About Electric Cars

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has proposed a law requiring every car in America to be electric by 2040. Sorry, Senator — “not gonna happen,” to use President George H.W. Bush’s iconic phrase. And anyway, it wouldn’t begin to make…

On-Road & Off-Road — The Daymak Beast 2.0 Is Appealing

https://daymak.com/offroad/beast2.htmlAre you an adventurer who loves it all? Busy urban streets and … winding, hidden country roads. This may be the perfect solo getaway vehicles. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is great for quiet cruises through the wilderness, or for city commutes

Feeding The Fat Green Pigs

In the era before coal, oil, and electricity, the environment suffered greatly. Whales were slaughtered for lamp oil. Forests were cleared for firewood, mine props, building materials, roofing shingles, and sailing masts. London (“The Big Smoke”) and Pittsburgh (“The Smoky…

15 spectacular shots from Weather Photographer of the Year contest

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with WeatherPro, has announced the winners of the 2019 Weather Photographer of the Year competition. From an Arizona haboob to a stranded ship in Taiwan to a geisha caught in a downpour, these…

BBC Click: Are Electric Vehicles “The Future Of Road Vehicles?” EV Owners: “Duh.”

Tampa Showroom JRR |CleanTechnica OriginalAs electric cars become more common sights on the roads (mostly thanks to the rapidly growing sales of Tesla’s Model 3), the focus in the mainstream media has shifted from explaining why EVs will never catch on to asking whether they are now a viable option for average car buyers