October 16, 2012 Despite common perceptions, all pro cyclists did not use performance-enhancing drugs when Lance Armstrong was racing, says Joe Lindsey, a contributor to Bicycling magazine. "There were riders who made the right choice, and there were riders who made the wrong choice," he says.
October 14, 2012 At the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, 2,700 different beers were served up by some of the best breweries in the United States. For the event's 49,000 attendees, the festival is a chance to try new and unique beers; for the brewers, it's a way to make a name for themselves.
October 5, 2012 It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.
September 28, 2012 Talk of a Tomato War is simmering, after the U.S. Commerce Department recommended ending an agreement on how fresh tomatoes grown in Mexico are sold in the United States. The issue could create an expanding trade conflict; Mexican officials have promised to retaliate.
September 28, 2012 After inadvertently airing live coverage of a car chase that ended with a man's suicide, Fox News has issued an apology to its viewers. The incident occurred as the cable network carried a live feed of a man fleeing police.
September 27, 2012 A "large scale Canada-U.S. cheese smuggling operation" has been brought down, after an international investigation tracked criminals who were skirting import duties and Canada's higher cheese prices. The smugglers reportedly transported more than $200,000 worth of cheese.
September 27, 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover has found definitive proof that water once ran across the surface of Mars, the agency announced today. NASA scientists say that new photos from the rover show rocks that were smoothed and rounded by water. The rocks are in a large canyon and nearby channels that were cut by flowing water, making up an alluvial fan.
September 26, 2012 Frustration over the NFL's not-ready-for-primetime replacement referees has inspired web designer Erik Johnson to present Google's search page as if it were run by replacement engineers and coders. The result looks a lot like the standard Google page, but it doesn't do exactly what you'd expect.
September 26, 2012 Months after his sudden removal from his post in Afghanistan, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has been charged with multiple violations of the military's Uniform Code, ranging from wrongful sexual conduct to several rules violations.
September 25, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Cleve Foster, something it has previously done. Foster, 48, has insisted that he is innocent in the 2002 shooting death of Nyaneur Pal, 30.
September 25, 2012 Cooks and servers, scientists and sales reps — those are some of the workers who say they perform better after drinking coffee. People who work as nurses, journalists, and teachers also say they're more effective if they have coffee, in a survey from Dunkin Donuts and CareerBuilder.
September 21, 2012 Even as it has been praised for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who are unsatisfied with a project they supported. The site has announced changes it hopes will ease the confusion.
September 21, 2012 Riding piggy-back atop a Boeing 747, the shuttle performed a fly-by at several iconic spots, from Malibu and Santa Monica to the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, and Vandenberg Air Force Base.
September 21, 2012 Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.