Our picks for the week of Oct. 18-24:

10 flu-fighting foods: See our photo gallery of the best foods you can eat to keep the flu at bay.

• Media Mayhem: When someone like John Kerry backs nuclear power, it's time to pay attention.

Alexandra Cousteau launches a global clean water campaign and she wants you to participate.

What happens when the cat gets locked in the freezer? One New Zealand couple finds out. (Don't worry — it's a happy ending.)

How does groundwater pollution occur? Translating Uncle Sam explains.

See 7 carbon-neutral wineries from around the world.

New hybrid van is a game changer for companies with delivery fleets. Our car blogger visits Bright Automotive to learn more.

• Ecollywood takes the pulse on the red carpet of Spike TV's Scream Awards.

MNN week in review 10/24/2009
MNN's best original stories for the week of Oct. 18, 2009.