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Fri September 20, 2013
Today On WWNO.org — Christian Dior, Farming Flies And No Methane On Mars
Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:
Exhibit Explores How Dior's Designs Echo Impressionist Paintings — When it was time to create a new collection, Christian Dior had a ritual: He went to his garden and sat down among the flowers. Fashion historian Florence Muller gathered drawings, photographs and paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir and others for an exhibition on Dior and Impressionism, at the Dior Museum in Granville, the designer's hometown.
Making Food From Flies (It's Not That Icky) — In the quirky little college town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, home to many unconventional ideas over the years, there's now a small insect factory. They don't expect you to eat insects. (Sure, Asians and Africans do it, but Americans are finicky.) The idea is, farmed insects will become food for fish or pigs.
Mars Rover Data Dims Hope Of Finding Life On Red Planet — In a paper released in the journal Science, researchers explain that if the Red Planet is harboring life, the instruments on the rover have been unable to sniff it out. Before Curiosity arrived at Mars a year ago, measurements taken from Earth and from spacecraft orbiting Mars had suggested there was a tiny amount of methane in the thin Martian atmosphere. That's intriguing because methane is produced by living organisms.
Clicking The 'Like' Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules — Clicking the "Like" button on Facebook is tantamount to other forms of protected speech, a federal court decided on Wednesday. That is, clicking Like is protected by the First Amendment as a form of assembly or association.