Humans have a love-hate history with milk.
For thousands and thousands of years, adults couldn't digest dairy products without an upset stomach and a trip to the bathroom.
And then one day, poof!
A few changes in our DNA gave about a third of the world's population – mostly Europeans — the ability to knock back cheese, pizza and chocolate ice cream without a care in the world.
But why? Why did this ability to digest lactose suddenly crop up in our European ancestors about 10,000 years ago? That's been a big mystery for scientists.
Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 3:54 pm
"I'm not drinking the water."
That's what an environmental scientist from Marshall University and a member of the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board told state lawmakers today during a hearing about a chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of nine counties.
Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 11:58 am
In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.
Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 11:00 am
First, he's Time magazine's "Person of the Year." Then, he's Rolling Stone's cover story: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in the Roman Catholic Church.
Now, he's "SuperPope," the latest incarnation of Pope Francis, who has rapidly become one of the most popular leaders on the planet.
Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 4:14 pm
Because the economy continues to improve since it started tapering its stimulus program, the Federal Reserve said it would continue to slow the pace of its bond-buying programs.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee said: