Less Bad Happy Meal

PHOTO: flickr.com/Stefan Under pressure from people concerned about kids’ health, McDonald’s announced that it will change its Happy Meals starting in September by adding fruit and downsizing the fries. This will reduce calories by 20 percent. The Happy Meal...

Recipe: Banana Smoothie

PHOTO: flickr.com/joefoodie Say goodbye to summer with this refreshing, easy-to-make drink.   (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup non-fat yogurt 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup blueberries washed 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. 2. Blend until...

Obama OKs Arctic Drilling

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Sheharazade Al Arab President Obama gave the oil and gas company Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists and environmental groups claim that the risk of pollution from spills is too high.  Should an accident like the 2010 BP...

Meet Yasemin A Bedouin From Egypt

Meet…. Yasemin… A Bedouin From Egypt Name: Yasemin Age: 10 Hometown: Dahab, Egypt (Bedouin Town on the Red Sea famous for coral reefs and scuba diving) Languages Spoken: Arabic and English Favorite Subject: Arabic Favorite Activity: Reading Favorite Food: Chicken When...

Rat Creates Poisonous Hair

PHOTO: Susannah Rouse Although the giant African Crested Rat has been known for years, scientists just discovered that it protects itself by making its fur poisonous. The rat chews the bark of the Acokanthera tree, which is also used by elephant hunters to poison...