Getting Wild With the Snowy Owl

By ILONA BRAY Photos on this page used with permission from Richard Dumoulin As snow begins falling in many parts of the world, there’s one creature that’s already got its camouflage ready: the snowy owl. Only its yellow-black eyes, black beak, and dark talons give...

Meet Hourmazdt from Iran

Name: Hourmazdt Tashoiy Age: 8 Hometown: Tabriz, Iran Languages Spoken: Farsi, English Hobbies: Computer games Favorite Subjects: History, Science Favorite Food: Spaghetti, Loobia Polo (rice with vegetables) When he grows up, he wants to be: a policeman A few words...

Not-So-Happy Meals Banned in San Francisco

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: flickr.com/Stefan The toy gimmick designed to get toddlers hooked on unhealthy fast food will be banned in San Francisco at the end of 2011. In November, 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors made a law that requires restaurant meals...

U.S. Medical Experiments in Guatemala Uncovered

By JUDI CHENG Following a discovery of U.S. medical experiments in Guatemala, the director of the National Institute of Health said, “This case of unethical human subject research represents an appalling example from a dark chapter in the history of medicine.” PHOTO:...