Sugar skulls are an integral (and beautiful) part of Day of the Dead festivities. We speak with an artist and sugar skull expert to find out how to make them.
by Alia Hoyt Oct 22 2019
Every autumn, Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley's comet, resulting in nighttime meteor showers in mid-October. Best time this year is Oct. 21-22.
by Patrick J. Kiger Oct 21 2019
Jim Crow was about much more than laws enacted to suppress blacks. It was about a system involving politics, economics, social and cultural practices. And while the laws may be dead, Jim Crow is not.
by John Donovan Oct 21 2019
Whether used in fashion or complicated mating rituals, peacock feathers drive the ladies crazy. But, what happens when a peacock loses his last feather? Will he become a fashion-don't?
by Cristen Conger Oct 21 2019
Manatees can weigh up to 1,200 pounds and reach 10 feet in length, but they're so gentle and sweet they'll break your heart.
by Michelle Konstantinovsky Oct 21 2019
Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly?
Just 9 percent of Americans with pancreatic cancer survive for at least five years. Why is the outlook so grim and what can be done about it?
By Alia Hoyt
Before Earhart, There Was Aviation Trailblazer Bessica Raiche
She was the first woman to ever fly an airplane, and she even helped build them. She was also one of the first female gynecologists. But nobody knows of her. Why?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
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Two Moon Craters Named for Apollo 8 Astronauts
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Can a Country Buy Another Country?
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