Monthly Archives: September 2015

‘They don’t head bang past the cage doing the air guitar,’ but great white sharks do love heavy metal, researchers say

Almost every summer, there are a handful of reported great white shark sightings in the Gulf of Maine. And while many of these are later written off by experts as likely cases of mistaken identity — basking sharks can look very similar to great whites to the untrained eye — those same experts agree great whites are almost certainly […]

Should pumpkins join blueberries and potatoes as a signature Maine crop? New fall map tracks the gourds

When most people think of Maine’s signature crops, they think of blueberries and potatoes. The other food items that quickly come up are lobster and maple syrup, although they’re obviously not harvested the same way. But could an argument be made for pumpkins to join that proverbial Mount Rushmore of Maine food staples? The gourds certainly […]

Maine at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, 89, made headlines Wednesday by becoming the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain, as well as the longest reigning female monarch in recorded world history. By reaching 63 years, 7 months and change on the throne, she surpassed her great-great grandmother, the 19th century Queen Victoria, for the longevity […]