I am fascinated by how plants and animals are named. Elodea, the first submersed freshwater invasive plant to infest Alaska, was named by the famous French botanist André Michaux. Michaux was first sent to the U.S. in 1785 by Louis XVI.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The first thing people notice: The tires, wider than the forearms of most grown men. Then, the inevitable first question: Where's the motor?
The fat bike - a seemingly typical mountain bike frame with tires ranging from 3.7 to 4.
I have seen more brown creepers on the Kenai Peninsula this year than in the past two years when I saw none.
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Nick Dadgostar lined up on the track.
Warmed up and loose after a two-lap jog, he began drills focused on strengthening his hip flexor, keeping his knees high as he sprinted 20 meters down the track.
SISTERS, Ore. - In her first year of recovering from breast cancer, Carol O'Bryant, of Bend, was plagued with anxiety over whether the disease was really gone and whether it was coming back.
Maybe the doctors didn't get it all, she thought.
In the past 10 or 15 years years, I've found myself thinking more and more about my dad. The old man was a meat fisherman to the bone. When I was a kid, his baitcasting rod was a True Temper, a 5-foot long, solid, square shaft of tempered steel.