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Ice balls appear on Lake Michigan beach, wash up ‘by the thousands’

close Thousands of ice balls formed and cleaned along the shore of Lake Michigan on Friday. ( Holland State Park/ Michigan Department of Natural Resources) “It’s cold as balls out here! ” park staff posted on Facebook. “Seriously, if you’re coming out to see the ice balls, please dress warm and be careful of snow …

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This bird’s ear-splitting song could be the loudest in the world. It’s nearly deafened potential mates

( CNN) Many bird species are the expert wooers of the animal kingdom, courting mates with melodic love sungs and grand showings of affection. It prefers to blare its screeching mating calls in females’ faces at virtually deafening volumes. Unsurprisingly, the date doesn’t always aim well. The male white bellbird is perhaps the loudest bird …

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Meal kits, Kombucha and snacks for delivery: Convenience stores are getting a makeover

New York( CNN Business) America’s convenience store are trying to shake off their reputation as gas stations with hot dogs on rollers and Slurpees inside. Chains such as 7-Eleven, Wawa and QuikTrip are sprucing up stores, adding online delivery and offering craft brews and meal kits to woo customers. “It’s a huge switch from what …

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Teen Goes Blind On Diet Of French Fries And Pringles

A very finicky British 17 -year-old saw very bad results from a diet of French fries, Pringles chips and white bread: He went blind. University of Bristol researchers said the boy’s unhealthy diet was mostly unchanged since he was 14, when he complained of tiredness to his regular doctor, are in accordance with a university …

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Do avocados help with weight loss? Study will pay you to find out

( CNN) If you’re the kind of person who’ll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will pay you to eat avocados every day for six months. It seems …

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Review: Stormzy has written a book, but is it any good?

When Stormzy stood on stage at the BRIT Awards in February this year and delivered his stinging rap criticising the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower Fire, the then 24 -year-old grime artist from Thornton Heath, south London, achieved something that is almost unheard of for a working-class, young black human from “a place where …

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