Teen makes $35,000 plowing Seattle’s historic snow

Seattle has been suffering through its snowiest February in 70 years, with accumulations of up to 10 inches in some places. But all that...

The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, traded threats last year about the size, location and potency of their “nuclear buttons.” The image...

Sorry: Dolphins Aren’t Smiling

JAY, AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy with autism whose behavior has always been agitated and uncooperative, is smiling and splashing in a pool. A pair of...

Deconstructing History: Mount Rushmore

The southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces...

Why roses cost what they do

The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, summoned from the...

Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states

Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers through a record-breaking and deadly cold snap known as a...

China’s Lantern Makers Are Gearing Up for the New Year

As Chinese New Year approaches, thousands of lantern makers in China are hard at work. The making of the lanterns is a 500-year-old tradition...

Get the Most Out of Your College Visits

College visits are probably the most fun part of the college application process. When it comes to researching potential schools, there’s no better substitute for...

2019 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

The 2019 Oscars might still be down a host, but at least now they have some nominees. The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were...

How Birds Survive Blizzards and the Polar Vortex

Many backyard birders are astonished at the wide variety of winter birds that visit their feeders even on the coldest days, and they may...

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