Peeing in swimming pools may be hazardous to your health. That's the message from scientists who have found that compounds in urine mix with chlorine to form chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers.
Anyone who's flown into Los Angeles can see them: the tiny, irregular-shaped turquoise gems that dot the residential landscape. It's incredible, really, how visible L.A.'s backyard pools are from the sky. You might have even found yourself counting them as you began your descent into LAX.
Year after year they beg and plead, but kids don't realize just how expensive it is to install a pool in your backyard. Not to mention all of the constant maintenance and cleaning.
Google Earth is great to use—until it bites you on the bum and alerts the authorities to the existence of your swimming pool. After Greece found out backyard swimmers last year, a US town is cracking down now.
Alain Bernard of France broke a record last week when he swam the 100m freestyle in 47.60 seconds at the European Swimming Championships. At the same time, underwater photographer Wolfgang Rattay broke another far geekier, and therefore far more important, record of his own using a voyeuristic remote controlled…