Researchers used economic principles to predict which countries would win the most medals at the London Olympic Games. The study was 95 percent accurate for the 2008 games. And this time around, it was 97.7 percent accurate.
Prices at the pump jumped 18 cents over the last couple weeks which is the biggest increase so far this year. The Lundberg Survey shows that heading into the weekend, the national average price of a gallon of self-serve was $3.69. Analysts say the spike is in part because of some refinery and pipeline issues across the country.
As more areas are becoming overfished, fishermen and scientists in Maine are developing a way to farm scallops instead of catching them. It's said to be safer for the environment and brings in more money, but the method isn't approved yet.
The stock market has been rising lately, but a lot of small investors are sitting the rally out. After years of watching their 401(k)s lose ground, it's hard to convince people to trust stocks with their money — if they still have any.
Every nation that sent a delegation to the London Games sent at least one female athlete — a first for the Olympics. This year's Team USA has more female than male athletes — and the women have won nearly twice as many medals as the men: 100 total medals, by my count, to 59 for the men.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.