Laurie Dove

Laurie L. Dove is an award-winning journalist who covers timely topics for HowStuffWorks. She is the author of six books and the former owner of a newspaper and magazine. When not reporting on the latest tech breakthrough, health advance or economic development, Dove is tracking down hidden history, science innovations and biologic discoveries. As the Honorable Laurie Dove, Mayor, she has brought multi-million-dollar improvements to the small Midwest town where she lives with her husband, five children and two Akitas.

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After 2035 it will be extremely unlikely we can stop Earth's temperature from rising enough to kick off a dangerous medley of global disasters.

From as early as the 7th century, people have been eating this concoction of shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and, yes, red beans.

The new law is being hailed as a victory for women tired of being harassed on French streets.

Pay-as-you-go electric scooters are becoming ubiquitous features of urban life. They're great for the environment, but how safe are they?

Scientists have found that ancient fossilized chlorophyll was dark red and purple in its concentrated form, which means that when diluted by water or soil, it would have lent a pink cast to earth and sea.

Flexible electronics have enabled a team at Tufts University to create a bandage that not only monitors wounds, but delivers treatment as well.

A new and comprehensive study finds corruption is lower in countries that have more women in elected roles.

Researchers in China have developed a non-toxic "smart" wallpaper that won't burn and triggers an alarm when it gets hot.

Mars Close Approach is July 31, 2018. That is the point in Mars' orbit when it is nearest to Earth.

The American swamp sparrow has created an oral tradition that's lasted more than a millennium.

What's behind the fact that you can drink three cups of coffee and still feel sleepy while your coworker feels jittery after one cup? Our bodies all process caffeine differently. Here's why.

Scientists are using 3-D printers to make human corneas, an advancement that could end the perennial shortage of corneas from donors.

The exact summer-evoking scents of the stamps won't be revealed until the dedication party on June 20, 2018.

An as-yet untested Ebola vaccine is giving health officials hope of containing the outbreak sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa.

Having a baby? You can name your little bundle of joy anything you want to, right? Well, not so fast — there are some rules.

Oak processionary moth caterpillars can trigger allergic reactions causing everything from eye irritation to anaphylactic shock.

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

Scientists have identified a substance responsible for breaking down pesticides in bees, which will help them come up with a bee-friendlier bug spray.

Previously undiscovered geoglyphs found in Peru were invisible from the ground and too faint and sprawling to be picked up by space satellites. But not drones.

Tetragametic chimerism occurs when a single organism has two genetically distinct types of DNA.