Boise, Idaho, a haven of restaurants, art, craft beer and outdoor activity

Boise, Idaho, a haven of restaurants, art, craft beer and outdoor activity

ANALYSIS/OPINION: What most of us know about Idaho largely falls into two categories – potatoes and Mormons. Yes, that particular crop is one of the Gem State’s greatest and most important crops, and yes, the state indeed hosts a rather large Latter-day Saints contingency. However, Idaho – and its rather vibrant capital city of Boise […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Mazda3 new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Mazda3 new car review

By Eric Peters In the last Terminator movie, an aging, saggy Arnold tells his younger, time-traveling and still-buff self: I have been waiting for you. Well, me too. For the SkyD diesel engine that Mazda was going to offer in the Mazda3 sedan/hatch. This was supposed to have happened in 2015, as a follow-up to […]

Eric Peters: Servicing the semi-retired car

Eric Peters: Servicing the semi-retired car

By Eric Peters New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow these recommendations and – assuming a decent/sound car to start with – it ought to be a long-lived car. But what about old, semi-retired cars? They came with maintenance schedules, […]

Bob Dylan’s belief in Jesus ‘explicit,’ says new book’s author

Bob Dylan’s belief in Jesus ‘explicit,’ says new book’s author

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s music has struck a chord with millions over his 50-year career, but a new book discusses a little-known facet of the rock icon’s artistic journey: his deep faith in Jesus Christ. Scott Marshall, author of “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life,” has spent years doing research and conducting interviews to shine a […]

Bob Garver: “The Mummy” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Mummy” movie review

By Bob Garver “The Mummy” is the first official entry in the “Dark Universe,” a franchise where Universal aims to revive its classic movie monsters and have them mingle. Think of it as a variation on the Marvel and DC Extended Universes. I have to wonder if The Mummy as a character is the best […]

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

From Science Daily An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unravelling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological […]

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

From Science Daily The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. This regrettably postpones the much-anticipated Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) involving 40 scientists from five universities […]

The Swiss hotel with no walls, no roof, no room

The Swiss hotel with no walls, no roof, no room

From Travel Pulse Switzerland is fast becoming the Mecca of wall-less hotels. The company behind last year’s viral outdoor accommodation in the Swiss Alps, Null Stern Hotels, has opened another property under the stars on Appenzell, Switzerland’s Gobsi summit. Like the original, the new hotel features a queen bed, a pair of nightstands and sits […]