Researchers at Michigan State University are finding despite what employers and moms say, smiling may not always be the best option.
A new zoning bylaw set to be brought up at Town Meeting in May could simplify the process for Amherst residents to raise chickens.
You say tomato, I say Salmonella. Between 1996 and 2008, 14 of 84 produce-related outbreaks of food-borne illness were linked to tomatoes, according to a report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Although the popular fruit was proven innocent during the Salmonella scare of 2008, in which 1,440 people fell ill (the likely culprit: jalapeño peppers), it’s been linked to 20 Salmonella outbreaks since 1990, according to the website for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Lynne McLandsborough of the University of Massachusetts department of food science wants to find out why – and…
Warner Farm owner Mike Wisseman and longtime friend and neighbor Will Sillin, an artist, have teamed up since 2000 to create “ Mike’ s Maze,” a corn maze shaped in an artistic design.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards, of Maryland’s Fourth District, lectured Sunday to a crowded hall of students and local residents at Smith College. The congresswoman spoke on a wide range of issues, including money in politics and military spending.
Bill McKibben’s latest book is about a distopian planet called “Eaarth.” The planet is eerily similar to the planet we may live on if we don’t start changing our destructive habits, according to the author. With it, he has created a comentary that turns out to be considerably eye opening.
“Ajami” is a film about Israeli-Palestinian tensions directed by one of the unlikeliest pairs Middle Eastern cinema has ever seen: Scandar Copti, a Christian Palestinian from Israel, and Yaron Shani, an Israeli Jew. The result is a film that refuses to pick sides; that instead engages the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on a micro level; it tells the stories of children, families and lovers who are caught, sometimes literally, in the crossfire.
With the five-and-under demographic monopolizing what little open conversation exists today regarding urine, feces and flatulence, there has been no opportunity for adults to just … let it out. Authors Josh Richman and Dr. Anish Sheth of “What’s My Pee Telling Me?,” the much anticipated sequel to “What’s Your Poo Telling You?,” are hoping to open up a new line of communication between medical experts and those of us who are looking for information outside of the doctor’s office about what’s happening inside our bathrooms.
Match.com. eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them.