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10 Groundbreaking Broadway Musicals

Saturday, December 4, 2021
From "Showboat" to "Hamilton," each of these 10 shows pushed the musical genre forward in some way. Did your favorite show make the list?

Scientists Prove Schrodinger's Cat Can Be in Two Places at Once

Saturday, December 4, 2021
A bunch of Yale physicists decided to give Schrodinger's cat not one but two boxes. And that, strangely enough, could eventually prove handy for quantum computing.

4 Steps to Safely Ship Holiday Cookies

Friday, December 3, 2021
Everyone loves getting holiday cookies. But nobody loves getting cookie crumbles. So how do you ship your cookies so they don't break?

Why the U.S. Monthly Jobs Report Matters

Friday, December 3, 2021
Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report that looks at the unemployment rate, among other job-related data in the country. But who counts as "unemployed" can be tricky.

What Is Washing Soda and How Is It Used?

Friday, December 3, 2021
Washing soda is more basic (as opposed to alkaline) and is stronger than baking soda, so it can be used for everything from tough stains to clogged drains.

Quiz: Guess These Animals Based on Their Scientific Names

Friday, December 3, 2021
You probably like a lot of Animalia (that's the scientific name for animals), but how well do you know their formal monikers? Every animal has a two-part Latin name, with the first word capitalized, for classification purposes.

What Caused the Mysterious Carolina Bays?

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Some say UFOs, while others say a meteor strike formed the Carolina Bays. Whatever created these isolated ponds and wetlands across North and South Carolina left a wondrous ecosystem that is in dire need of protection.

How to Clean a Computer Screen

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Our computer screens get truly gross sometimes, but what is the correct way to clean them?

Dec. 2 Gets Special Honors: It's a Palindrome!

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Palindromes are words, phrases or even dates that are spelled the same forward and backward. They don't always make tons of sense, but they're still fun.

With Fewer Than 10 Left, Can the Vaquita Be Saved?

Thursday, December 2, 2021
The adorable vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise and rarest marine mammal, has been pushed to virtual extinction by greed and fishing nets.

10 Businesses Supposedly Controlled by the Mafia

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Just like workers in any field, Mafia members are changing with the times and running some old schemes in new ways. What businesses does the Mob have its hooks in, and how does it maintain control?

The 10 Most Dangerous Countries in the World

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The Global Peace Index ranks 172 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness. Those that came in last may — or may not — surprise you.

Biden Brings a Menorah Lighting Back to the White House

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
President Biden's menorah lighting promises to prioritize ritual over reception, focusing on the lighting of the traditional Hanukkah candelabrum itself.

What's Next for Roe v. Wade in the Courts?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the challenge to the restrictive Mississippi abortion ban Dec. 1, 2021. What does it mean for Roe v. Wade? Could the landmark case be overturned?

Who Is Papa Legba, the Vodou Link Between the Human and Spirit Worlds?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Papa Legba is a figure that stands as a mysterious link between the human and spirit worlds in the religion of Vodou, but who is he and what's his story?

8 Thoughtful Ways to Help a Loved One Going Through Chemo

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
If a friend or relative is undergoing chemotherapy, you want to help them but may not be sure of the best way to do so. Here are eight great ideas that almost any patient will appreciate.

Top 10 Signs of Transmission Trouble

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Your car's transmission is very complex and can be more expensive to repair than your engine. That means you better pay attention if any of these 10 transmission problems appear.

Will the Omicron Variant Be More Contagious Than Delta?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Because it has far more mutations than the delta variant does, the new omicron variant may be much more contagious. An expert on emerging viruses explains.

Is Coastal Georgia the Next Gateway to Space?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Camden County in South Georgia was once considered as a backup site for launching the Apollo missions. Now this quiet county could be the next big launching site to space.

The Pallas's Cat Is the Original Grumpy Wildcat

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Pallas's cats appear cantankerous, in part due to their flat faces and large, owl-like eyes with round pupils.