By Michele J. Kuhn Brian George is bullish on Sea Bright.“We’ll be back and we’ll be better than ever,” he said.Brian George in front of the former location of his store Northshore Menswear in Sea Bright.George, the longtime owner of Northshore Menswear, saw almost the entire inventory of upscale clothing swept out of the building at 1080 Ocean Ave. when both the Shrewsbury River and the Atlantic Ocean smashed into the store with Super Storm Sandy.He is in the midst of making plans to reopen his store in Sea Bright early next year and will be located for the next three months at 45 West River Road, Rumson, in the same space he occupied 30 years ago when he first opened his haberdashery.“Temporarily, we’ll be bringing the store to this office building,” he said of the Rumson pop-up shop.The short-term location will be open seven days a week with the same hours as the Sea Bright store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.Then, sometime around March 1, George expects to move into a new Sea Bright location at 1127 Ocean Ave., in a building he is referring to as “Big Yellow.” The three-story building will be the new permanent home of Northshore Menswear with one big difference. The service and quality will be the same but George will be adding women’s wear to the clothing store.After seeing the destruction that the storm brought Sea Bright, why is George intent on returning to the borough?“First of all,” he said, “I have a love affair with the town. The people are genuine. It’s unique. When I was a kid growing up in Sayreville, we used to go to the public beach (in Sea Bright). My parents used to drive us through Rumson … I’ve told people that when I was a kid, this is where I would go to the beach. Now I look at it every day.”The Sea Bright store is Northshore Menswear’s third location. The first is where George will return for three months and the second was in an older home he bought on East River Road in Rumson and where he stayed for 20 years.“I knew when I got (to Sea Bright), I was vulnerable with the river on the back and the ocean on the front. I had to buy insurance, I knew it and it’s not cheap but you have to do it,” he said.George, a Rumson resident, said it has taken a lot of work to arrange the temporary move to River Road. While the old building now sits eerily wide-open on the side, George has been gratified by the response he has gotten from others.“Our vendors have been phenomenal, very supportive … We had nothing left, not my computer. My cash register is at the police department. It was banged up. All of our inventory was washed out of the building. We are starting from scratch; it’s like when we started 30 years ago.“All of my customer lists are gone but people are calling me from all over the country, expressing their support, telling me that when we reopen, they will be there and asking us if we need any help. I think that’s really great,” George said.George, who is an officer in the town’s business association, had prepared for the storm. Inventory was placed 4 feet above the floor level, merchandise was pushed to the back of the building, the windows were boarded up and the doors were sandbagged. “We never, ever realized that there would be a 12-foot surge from the river that would plow into the side of our building, taking the merchandise out when it receded,” he said.“We’ve gotten calls from people … a good mile and a half from the store who had clothing of mine, fixtures of mine in their backyard. My pool table, my collection of 70 college football helmets … that are washing up in people’s yards,” he said.The old building is condemned and will be demolished shortly.The new building “is on a high point” he said. “I always liked the building. It has a lot of character.”George said he feels for those who lost their homes in the storm.“I lost basically some memorabilia I’ve collected over 30 years that’s dear to me and the inventory but, technically, it’s just stuff. It’s not my home,” he said. “We are insured at the store and so we’ll be able to bounce back. We weren’t touched at all at home.”George said his business is like his “fourth child. It’s who I am … I’m a merchant. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid.”He has affixed a wooden sign to the front of his former Ocean Avenue store that says: “ We believe in Sea Bright!… We’ll be back!”“I really believe that,” he said. “Sea Bright is unique and I want to commit to that.”
HARD NOT TO LOVE COMES OFF THE BENCH TO TAKE $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER SMITH
HARD NOT TO LOVE COMES OFF THE BENCH TO TAKE $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY SHIRREFFS, SHE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.11 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2019)–Idle since May 4, trainer John Shirreffs’ talented 3-year-old filly Hard Not to Love returned to the races in style today at Santa Anita, as she outran heavily favored Anuket through the lane to take the day’s $53,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length. Ridden for the first time by Mike Smith, she got six furlongs in a rapid 1:10.11.A close third while three deep just to the outside of Anuket a quarter mile from home, Hard Not to Love drifted outward just a bit turning into the stretch and prevailed in a very impressive effort over a main track that has been producing slower times.“Mike has worked her the last three or four times and he’s gotten very familiar with her,” said Shirreffs. “She’s been a little tough going to the gate, but as you saw, Mike got her there with no problem today. He knows what he can control and he knows what she’s capable of and lets her do it.”Off at 9-2 in a field of five sophomore fillies, Hard Not to Love paid $11.40, $6.20 and $2.40.A Kentucky-bred daughter of Hard Spun out of the Vindication mare Loving Vindication, Hard Not to Love is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Mercedes Stables LLC, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy Ingordo, David Ingordo and Steve Mooney. With today’s win, she’s now 4-3-0-1. The winner’s check of $31,800 increases her earnings to $108,480.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Madame Vestal, last early, unleashed a big rally to catch Anuket on the money while finishing second by a head. Off at 3-1, Madame Vestal paid $4.20 and $2.10.Ridden by apprentice J.C. Diaz, Jr., Anuket was off at 1-2 and paid $2.10 to show while finishing a head in front of Show It N Moe It.Fractions on the race were 22.23, 45.46 and 57.58.Racing resumes with a nine race card on Saturday. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanta.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial But another title would ease the pain even more. And with the injury bug hitting the Western Conference finalists — Chris Paul was the latest ruled out for a game — the East champion might not be as big an underdog as expected.James will be ready.“You’ve got to be poised. You’ve got to be able to handle a punch or two,” he said. “We know it’s challenging. They’re 10-0 on their home floor, and they’ve been very successful against us, obviously, at home. But if you love challenges, then this is a great opportunity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue said he wasn’t concerned about James’ leg. Or about the team’s history in the TD Garden, where the Cavaliers lost the first three games by an average of 17 points.“We throw it all out,” Lue said on Saturday. “It’s one game left to go to the NBA Finals.”The Celtics have had their own injury problems, starting in the first quarter of the season opener — at Cleveland — when top free agent Gordon Hayward went out for the year with a broken leg. Five-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, acquired from the Cavaliers in an offseason roster overhaul, needed knee surgery and was lost in March.But they caught a break when Tatum was cleared to play on Saturday. Stevens said the team doctors checked on him “and he’s great.”“So nothing there as far as to be concerned about,” Stevens said.Well, there’s one thing to be concerned about.“We know LeBron is different than a lot of other guys, but we’ve got to get the job done,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “That’s no excuse, so we’re looking forward to it.”For James, it’s an opportunity to extend the season for his hometown team and put off another summer of questions about his future. Eight years ago, he came to Boston for the conference semifinals and had a triple-double — 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists — but shot 8 for 21 with nine turnovers and the Celtics eliminated the Cavs from the playoffs.As he left the court, James stripped off his Cleveland jersey; then came “The Decision” and the move to Miami.James is again able to become a free agent this season, with the Lakers, 76ers and Rockets among the most-mentioned destinations. Having led Cleveland to the city’s first major sports title in half a century in 2016, there is less pulling at him to stay home this time. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Now, in what could be his final game in a Cleveland uniform — again — James will have to do it largely on his own.In Boston, where the Celtics are perfect so far this postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd in a series where the road team hasn’t really even come close.“There’s something different about LeBron, period,” Cleveland forward Larry Nance Jr. said after James scored 46 with 11 rebounds and nine assists on Friday night to send the series to a decisive seventh game. “I think (coach Tyronn Lue) said it best: ‘We’re going into a Game 7 with the baddest dude on the planet on our team.’ I like our chances.” LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours James is having what could be the best postseason of his career, averaging 33.9 points and just under nine assists and rebounds, with seven 40-point games, two buzzer beaters, and a sweep of top-seeded Toronto. But he’s played in every game this season — Sunday will be his 100th — and it showed in the Game 5 loss to the Celtics.He admitted to fatigue afterward, and then played all but two minutes in Game 6 despite a sore knee from a collision with Nance.Still, the four-time MVP carried his team even after Love banged heads with Boston’s Jayson Tatum in the first half and left the game.“I can’t say enough good things about him,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Every time we watch. Every time you’re standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game.”James will probably have to do it again in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth straight year, something accomplished only by Bill Russell and some of his Celtics teammates in the 1960s.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH boxer Moralde overcomes early knockdown, deals Ugandan foe 1st loss Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James reacts after making a 3-point shot during the second half of Game 6 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 109-99. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)BOSTON — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won’t get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost the only other All-Star on the roster on Saturday when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
There is NO deal in place for QPR and Newcastle target Jermain Defoe to return to England, according to FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke.It has been reported that Defoe, who joined Toronto on a four-year deal back in February, is already looking for an escape route back to the Premier League after supposedly struggling to settle at the MLS club.Leiweke has also previously said that the club will have no problem moving him on if he shows that he is not committed to Toronto.QPR and Newcastle, who are both in the market for forward recruits, were both heavily linked with the former Tottenham hitman during the summer transfer window but neither managed to bring him back to England.And now, according to Leiweke, Defoe is ready for the side’s final four games of the MLS campaign – and there is currently no plans for him to leave.Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London, Leiweke said: “He is fully committed to Toronto for the final four games of the season.“We will talk in December but there is currently no deal in place for him to leave.” 1 Jermain Defoe in action for Tottenham
Scientist William C. Campbell left, is serenaded by Boston neighbour John TrumanHE’S one of the brainiest men on the planet.Now Donegal’s Nobel Prize winner Professor Bill Campbell has revealed he’s very healthy too….thanks to his ‘fitness’ regime.The 85-year-old is the pride of his native Ramelton after jointly winning the Nobel Prize for medicine this week. He revealed his enormous pride in his Donegal roots and his family – his sister Lizzie lives in Ray and his brother Bert still lives in Ramelton.And he has also revealed an active lifestyle has helped him remain sharp“Sometimes I do feel tired, believe me, but mostly I don’t,” Bill said.“I play ping pong (table tennis) and I play that three times a week, in the afternoons. “I kayak in the morning when it’s serene and quiet on the lake. I like to go out in the morning when there’s no one around, and the lake is peaceful and quiet. I’m still active.“I’m a very happy man. I have a wonderful wife and wonderful children, and I have lots of interests. As a scientist you have to allow time for things other than science.”Bill is a something of an all-rounder – and paints and writes poetry“I have other hobbies and things that I sometimes struggle to find time to keep doing. Like painting and writing poetry,” said Bill.“There are so many things that can be done. I think one should look for even small challenges, for example to be in some small way creative. I mean, I think if you read poetry you should try to write poetry.” NOBEL WINNER PROFESSOR BILL REVEALS HOW TABLE TENNIS AND KAYAKING KEEP HIM ACTIVE AT 85! was last modified: October 10th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:lifestyleping pongProfessor William C CampbellRamelton
Bruckless/Killaghtee/ Dunkineely notes 14.03.16Naomh Ultan The Club, along with Killaghtee Accordion Band, present ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, on Saturday 16th April, in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal. Limited tickets at €15 are available.Bord na nÓg are holding a table quiz in Mary Murrin’s on Thursday 24th March, starting at 9:00pm sharp. Teams of four, spot prises galore, come along and enjoy a night of fun.The football league starts this weekend, with an away game against Naomh Colmcille, for both seniors and reserves. The senior team have been drawn in the Championship (Intermediate) with Aoah Rua (Ballyshannon), Cloghaneely and Naomh Colmcille. Training for u-12s and u-13s continues in Bruckless Community Centre, each Saturday morning at 10:00am.Easter Camp for children takes place on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March.The Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm.Would You Like to Learn to Be a Coach?Donegal Sports Partnership is running a Community Coaching Programme. This is a part time course for anyone aged 18-35 and unemployed.For more information please contact Donegal Sports Partnership on 0749116078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Please note closing date is 12.00 noon on Friday 25th of March. Youth Events in Methodist Hall, DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights 3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30Adults 8:30 – till finishO’Donnell School of MusicWe are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate that we can learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019. Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him or her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc. Borrowing costs 20c per book.Bluestack Ramblers Walks for March20th March walk. Michael & Agatha Mc Garrigle will lead a 4 hour Moderate to strenuous walk on Breesy Hill. Meeting at the Tourist Office Donegal Town at 10.00 a.m. and at the Breesy Centre at 10.30 a.m. Phone 086 8627605 for more information.27th March is EASTER SUNDAY so there will be no Club Walk.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.Keep FitPiloxing Classes every Thursday morning in Dunkineely Community Centre, at 09:45am. All ladies welcome. Piloxing is a high energy combination of pilates, boxing and dance. Contact SMFitness for further enquiries 086 7900554.Crochet Classes Classes continuing every Monday night in Inver Community Centre; phone 9736166 or contact Marian on 0861244667.South Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubCommunity meeting Friday 18th March @at 7:30pm at the usual venue.Dates for your diary:Tuesday, 22nd March, stable management/achievement badges and horse psychology day.Thursday, 31st March, Easter Hack/treasure hunt/riding and road safety/soup to finish kindly being donated by Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske.Please book asap in with Ann Conaghan, 086 0522834.COMMUNITY: PROGRAM ON RECOVERY FROM EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AT NIALL MÓR CENTRE was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CommunityFeaturesNoticesProgram
Letterkenny AC athlete Ruairí Finnegan has set a new persoanl best for the 1500 metres in Cardiff today.Finnegan finished third and clocked 3:48.65 for the race at the Celtic Indoor Cup.Danny Mooney however caused a huge upset when he took gold in the 800 metres with a fantastic time of 1.52. ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC STARS DO WELL IN CARDIFF was last modified: January 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC STARS DO WELL IN CARDIFF
Tags:#start#startups Sprouter’s 10,000-plus users can now link their accounts and send updates back and forth between the two services, either by choosing to push all of their updates out from Sprouter, or by using the #Sprouter hashtag in Twitter. “Twitter has a huge audience, and we recognize that many Sprouter users also use the service,” says CEO Sarah Prevette. “Now it’s easy for members to keep both accounts up-to-date while still leveraging the niche power of Sprouter – Twitter integration will only add to the number of conversations taking place and resources being shared.”In addition, tools for discovering contacts from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail now make Sprouter a less lonely experience. When I tried them out, they all worked with the exception of Facebook, which after connecting left me with a blank page. Multiple attempts on various browsers returned the same issue; Sprouter’s community manager Erin Bury says they are looking into the error. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A few weeks ago we brought you a brief list of social networks for meeting and conversing with entrepreneurs, and in the comments section we received lots of suggestions that could have made the list as well. One such suggestion was Sprouter, which is, for lack of a better description and despite having a few unique features, a Twitter clone for entrepreneurs. Users can enter a 140-character status update and see both a public timeline and a list of updates from the users they follow, which can be filtered into groups. Users can also create “Events” and “Topics” around which to talk about by using hashtags – a nice feature that adds on what the Twitter culture has developed. When I checked out Sprouter a few weeks ago, it was lacking a few obvious features, namely Twitter integration and the ability to find friends on other social networks. Just yesterday, however, both of these features made their debut on the service, making it exponentially more useful. Related Posts Previously, the most glaring problem with the service was that I had no idea if anyone I knew was on Sprouter. With the contact importer I now know that a handful of my contacts are in fact using the service, and with the new Twitter integration, I could see myself and others making use of this service to share information and communicate with entrepreneurs.One of the features that helped Twitter become a break-out success was their support for SMS updates and their API, which spawned countless desktop and mobile applications. Sprouter says they have an iPhone application on the way in order to view and post statuses, but the new Twitter integration with the #Sprouter hashtag makes any Twitter client a portal through which to post to the service. To get more familiar with Sprouter, check out their screencast embedded below.
There may be nothing new under the sun, but scientists have found something new under the moon. Several kilometers below the largest dark spot on our satellite’s near side, researchers have discovered a giant rectangle thought to be the remnants of a geological plumbing system that spilled lava across the moon about 3.5 billion years ago. The finding shows that the moon, early in its history, experienced tectonic and volcanic activity normally associated with large planets.6. How to survive a nuclear explosion Certainly our hairiest story of the year. Men seem to be growing beards in unprecedented numbers, but a recent study suggests that this look is becoming too popular for its own good. In fact, bushy faces may be on their way out.7. Ancient magma plumbing found buried below moon’s largest dark spot It’s been a big year for plastic, from researchers developing self-recycling plastic to discovering trillions of pieces of plastic trapped in Arctic ice. But our favorite plastic story is this one: scientists finding a new type of rock on Hawaiian shores, one cobbled together from beach sand, seashells, corals, and, yes, plastic.3. ‘Bigfoot’ samples analyzed in lab Run! A mathematical model of nuclear fallout suggests that sheltering in place (the first option above) is not always the best survival strategy. If you can reach higher quality shelter in less than 30 minutes (the second option), you sho CORBISThe Black Death may have decimated Europe nearly 700 years ago, but it’s still leaving an impact on people today. A new genetic analysis helps explain why Europeans respond differently from other people to some diseases and have different susceptibilities to autoimmune disorders. The story also left a mark on our readers, who made it our most popular of the year. Any time you can get both “vampire” and “fluffiest” into a headline, you know you’ve got a good story. This one is about the rare tufted ground squirrel, which is twice the size of most tree squirrels and reputedly has a taste for blood. Oh, yeah: It also has the bushiest tail of any mammal compared with its body size.4. 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That’s the conclusion of this unusual study, which finds that the turbulent pockets of ionized gas may have deflected U.S. military satellite radio signals enough to cause temporary communications blackouts in the region. Be sure to check out the amazing artwork.9. Isolated tribe makes contact for the first time Here’s a bit of news we hope you never have to use. Scientists have figured out what you should do if deadly radioactive fallout is headed your way. Here’s a hint: You’ll need a watch and a good knowledge of your surroundings.5. ‘Vampire’ squirrel has world’s fluffiest tail Adapted from illustration by Michael Dillon/LLNL If you want to know about the most amazing science discoveries of 2014, check out our Breakthrough of the Year section. But if you want a list of our favorite science news stories of the past 12 months, you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of the highlights from 2014, a combination of staff picks and our most popular articles.10. ‘Space bubbles’ may have led to deadly battle in Afghanistan Beginning in early July, a few members of an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from a dense rainforest in Brazil and approached a team of scientists—the first time the villagers had willingly made contact with the outside world. Officials suspect that the tribe fled illegal logging and drug trafficking in their traditional homelands in Peru. Anthropologists remain deeply concerned about the tribe’s future as it encounters novel diseases and resource-hungry outsiders.8. Are beards about to die out? Our favorite story of the year, this one is also among the most surprising. We all know that mice like to run on wheels in cages, but wild mice will do the same on a wheel placed outside. And not just mice—rats, shrews, and even frogs also gave the toy a spin. Many animals, it seems, were just born to run.1. Black Death left a mark on human genome We here at Science don’t spend a lot of time covering ghosts and UFOs, but we couldn’t resist this study—the first peer-reviewed, genetic survey of biological samples claimed to be from Bigfoot and his kin. The conclusions may not surprise you, but the reaction of Bigfoot hunters just might.2. Even in the wild, mice run on wheels