MNN's week in review: Seafaring cats, the Batmobile and much more
This week we're exploring cats and sailors, national parks and lead ammo — and that's just the start.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 05:24 PM
• The bond between cats and sailors has been a strong one throughout history — whether the relationship was created for companionship or simply mousing duties. Meet seven famous seafaring cats.
• What can a glowing fish tell us about pollution? A genetically engineered zebrafish that glows greenest in the areas where chemicals are most active is helping scientists understand how endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect the human body.
• It's tough to avoid the phrase "Holy smokes!" when a Batmobile story comes along. But we'll try ... and let our auto blogger explain what it's like to drive the iconic car from the campy '60s TV show.
• Can lost species ever be brought back? While the science of cloning is still in its infancy, many scientists now believe it's only a matter of time before many extinct animals again walk the Earth. Here are 14 extinct animals that could be resurrected.
• Cheap is the new chic — and our recipe expert is all over it. He's created five frugal super-food recipes that average less than $2.50 a serving!
• When news broke recently that "nontoxic" nail polish was, well ... toxic, we decided to look deeper. Here are five everyday products that contain chemicals that are cause for concern.
• A mild winter promises a robust crop of bugs this summer — including the ones that like to gnaw on your pets. Our pet expert explains how you can keep your pets healthy this summer, defying the heat and the bugs.
• The U.S. House has OK'd the "Sportsmen's Heritage Act," a bill that would allow more hunting in national parks and would protect the use of lead ammunition.
• Heritage pork from small farms is popping up in more places. One of our food bloggers offers six reasons why you should give it a try.
• And we'll leave you with a story out of NYC, where bird lovers are in hot water over water quality — in their bird baths.
Plus: What's up with Donald Trump's hair? Find the surprise in the big version of this photo, taken in Scotland where the infamous golf-course developer is battling windmills.