The Olympics Are Coming To Tokyo, And So Is The Movement To Kill The Games Forever

TOKYO, JAPAN — In the lobby of the Marunouchi Nijubashi Building, which is undergoing final preparations to host the 2020 Olympics, a robot is on patrol. A combination of information kiosk and surveillance camera, the robot stops directly in front of me. It has the word ALSOK plastered across its neck, or at least what …

The Winemaker Championing America’s ‘Foxy’ Grapes – Gastro Obscura

IN 2013, KATE MACDONALD WAS working in Napa Valley when she made a pair of discoveries that upended the traditional winemaking career plan she had so carefully plotted. First, as she read Thomas Pinney’s A History of Wine in America, she learned that her hometown of Cincinnati was, in fact, the birthplace of America’s commercial …

“Unprecedented achievement” enables clinical trials of promising anti-cancer molecule

Thirty years ago a molecule with incredible anti-cancer properties was discovered. But it was so structurally complex scientists were unable to synthesize it in large quantities. Now a team has made a breakthrough, achieving total synthesis of volumes large enough to proceed to clinical trials. Source: "Unprecedented achievement” enables clinical trials of promising anti-cancer molecule

Chios Mastiha – Gastro Obscura

On the Greek island of Chios, trees weep. These “tears” are piney-smelling, gummy mastic resin, which drips down from small slashes locals cut into the bark. Once wounded, the mastic trees release a sticky, gluey sap, which hardens into parchment-colored teardrops, then drop like small, fragrant pebbles to the ground, where harvesters collect them. Greeks …

Interactive San Diego Search-Spanish English

RG Richardson City Guide Interactive San Diego City Search - Interactive City Guide Stop typing and start clicking on searches with over 3900 preset searches in the latest City Guides and Brochures from the author, R.G.Richardson and more coming every week. No more typing, just pick and click with over 3900 quick links for greater …

Boston City Search

RG Richardson City Guide Boston City Search - Interactive City Guide Stop typing and start clicking on searches with over 3900 preset searches in the latest City Guides and Brochures from the author, R.G.Richardson and more coming every week. No more typing, just pick and click with over 3900 quick links for greater accuracy and …

Lime Ridge and the Dominion Lime Company – ETRC

As a company town, Lime Ridge’s growth was inextricably tied to the lime quarrying companies that sprung up in the mineral rich area of Dudswell Township in the 19th century. Although the population of the area didn’t warrant a post office until 1878, the lime found near Bishopton (then known as Bishop’s Crossing) has been …