The world's second largest 'dead…

The world's second largest 'dead zone' — larger than New Jersey — is right of the shores of the United States. "Here in the Gulf of Mexico, several miles offshore from the Bayou country of southern Louisiana, the waters are strangely empty of sea life…The culprit is 'hypoxia,' a human-caused condition that sucks all the oxygen out of the water."

Ed Levine is asking people…

Ed Levine is asking people to vote for the best ice cream in Boston, America's Best Ice Cream Town. My vote is for Herrell's, but I am biased. I used to work as an ice cream maker at the Harvard Square location. I read once someplace that Bostonians eat more ice cream than anyone else, and that they eat more in the winter than the summer. My experience at Herrell's supports that, both in the number of customers I witnessed and in the amount of ice cream I ate every shift.