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Fifty-eight people across the United States and Canada have likely become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria and Canadian officials are advising people to refrain from eating the leafy green until further notice, an article on the Consumer Reports website says. On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 illnesses from E. coli infection had been reported in 13 different states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.
When the thermometer hits a dangerous 20 below zero, it’s probably easiest (and safest) to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good TV show to binge. No one would blame you if you did. But, if you’re the adventurous type, or just bored out of your wits, you should know that this frigid weather offers up an opportunity for some nifty cold-weather stunts.
Remember those painted lady butterflies that were showing up in gardens across the upper Midwest just a few weeks ago? In their move back south, they made their presence known in a big way. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the National Weather Service in Boulder, Colo., shared a radar image on Twitter that they initially identified as a possible flock of birds, asking bird experts in the area with help identifying them:
Near Cooperstown, N.D. - Something remarkable happened in a farm field just outside Cooperstown, North Dakota Wednesday, Oct. 12. Local farmers interrupted their "own" combining to help the hungry in...