Eric Peters: 2016 Mazda Miata new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Mazda Miata new car review

By Eric Peters If it had an accessible power point, it’d be the perfect car. That’s my only beef. No place to plug in the radar detector. Which is as necessary in this car as a dozen juice box holders are in a minivan. Well, no good – that is, accessible – place. It took […]

Bob Garver: “Gods of Egypt” movie review

Bob Garver: “Gods of Egypt” movie review

By Bob Garver “Gods of Egypt” cost $140 million. That money was well-spent so long as the studio’s only goal was to make an incredibly shiny movie. It is indeed very shiny. But if the goal was to make an interesting, coherent, or competent movie, then it is a failure. Actually, the goal was undoubtedly […]

The changing shape of the Van Allen Belts

The changing shape of the Van Allen Belts

Findings could impact how we protect technology in space DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory The shape of the two electron swarms 600 miles to more than 25,000 miles from the Earth’s surface, known as the Van Allen Belts, could be quite different than has been believed for decades, according to a new study of data from […]

Hilton drops $50 anytime cancellation fee

Hilton drops $50 anytime cancellation fee

From Travel Pulse After several weeks of evaluation, Hilton Worldwide has revealed it will not move forward with its $50 anytime cancellation fee. Hilton began trialing the new policy at select hotels in November 2015 to gauge customers’ reactions. While HHonors members were exempt from the 60-day trial, other guests who canceled their reservation anytime […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe Ste #2

Emil Franzi on Music: Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe Ste #2

By Emil Franzi RAVEL – DAPHNIS ET CHLOE STE #2 Johnny Carson, after reminding Frank Sinatra how men played his music to set a romantic mood, then asked Frank what he played to accomplish that himself. He answered “Daphnis and Chloe”. Which tells us something about both Frank and Ravel. Probably Ravel’s greatest – and […]

Eric Peters: Electric cars could work…

Eric Peters: Electric cars could work…

By Eric Peters The tragedy is, electric cars could probably work. If the government would get the hell out of the way. The feds postulate requirements – basically, design parameters – that are at odds, that conflict – and make an economically sane electric car absolutely out of the question. The government insist, for example, […]

What if ordinary skin cells could kill cancer?

What if ordinary skin cells could kill cancer?

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won a Nobel Prize for his work with induced pluripotent stem cells. Based on that singular research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pharmacy scientists have transformed ordinary skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that are able to destroy glioblastoma. The UNC team say their experimental medical research may someday provide […]

Royal Caribbean sued over cruise that ran into monster ocean storm

Royal Caribbean sued over cruise that ran into monster ocean storm

The first lawsuit has been filed against Royal Caribbean over its New Jersey-based cruise ship that plotted into the path a powerful storm system earlier this month, according to reports. One of the passengers, Bruce Simpson, says in the class-action lawsuit that when the 1,150-foot vessel rocked violently in 30-foot waves, he was tossed into […]

Sandos Cancun to kick off Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

Sandos Cancun to kick off Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

From Travel Pulse WHY IT RATES: The Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival has quickly become one of the ‘must-do’ events. Sandos is smart to become one of the hotels affiliated with the event. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor The Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival will be celebrating its fifth anniversary […]