Bear enters Montana home, takes a nap in closet

World / Offbeat Jun 22, 2019

Bear enters Montana home, takes a nap in closet

A black bear somehow locked itself inside a Montana home and then nestled onto a closet shelf that wasn't too hard, wasn't too soft, but was just right for a nap. Missoula County sheriff's officials say the bear just yawned when deputies knocked on the ...

U.S. running out of beaches for rotting whales

World / Science & Health Jun 22, 2019

U.S. running out of beaches for rotting whales

So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales ...

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

World / Science & Health Jun 1, 2019

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...