Salmon Spawning for the First Time in 80 Years in the Upper Columbia River

Tribal biologists have confirmed that chinook and steelhead salmon are spawning in the upper-Columbia River system in Washington state for the first time in 80 years. Dan Cook/USFWS The discovery of 36 “redds” (where a female salmon deposits her eggs) along a prime eight-mile spawning stretch of a tributary of the Columbia called the Sanpoil … Read more

Good News in History, January 22

55 years ago today, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys began recording Wouldn’t It Be Nice. The opening track for their forthcoming album, Pet Sounds, it would reach No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The LP, which garnered enormous acclaim worldwide, was the band’s 11th studio album, and was produced, arranged—and mostly written—by Wilson. The song … Read more

20-Minute exercises to make your belly fat melt like snow

To lose belly fat, this exercise program is designed to help you shape this difficult area and refine your waistline. This routine is very simple and will not take more than 20 minutes. If you have patience and persistence… you’ll see the difference in a month! 1. Front plank Get into an ironing plank position … Read more

There Are 300 Million Potentially Habitable Planets in the Milky Way, NASA Reports

Since astronomers confirmed the presence of planets beyond our solar system, called exoplanets, humanity has wondered how many could harbor life. Now, we’re one step closer to finding an answer. NASA/Jpl-Caltech/T. Pyle According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in temperature to … Read more

Good News On This Day in History – January 21

100 years ago today, Agatha Christie’s first novel was published in the UK, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The book introduced the character of Hercule Poirot, a bombastic Belgian detective who was one of the British crime writer’s most famous and long-running characters, appearing in 33 novels, 2 plays, and more than 50 short stories. … Read more