Move over, Peter Piper and your peck of pickled peppers. MIT researchers have come up with the world's toughest tongue twister. "It's 'pad kid poured curd pulled cold.' I don't know what it means, but researchers at MIT asked people to repeat this phrase 10 times. Most people clammed up and stopped talking ...
A new study that took almost a decade to complete shows lemon shark mothers return to the places they were born to birth their own babies.
Just in time for the holidays, and in the spirit of the upcoming Olympic games, Washington-area builders and architects joined forces to create what's being billed as the world's largest Gingerbread Sports Village. (Dec. 6)
The discovery of a bone representing humanity’s oldest known relative is something that should have scientists patting themselves on the back, but it's also got them scratching their heads. Researchers discovered the ancient humanoid remains in a cave — known as the “Sima de Los Huesos” or “Pit of Bones” — ...
'Before I Die' walls have been installed at more than 420 locations around the world. A recent batch went up this fall, including some in Milwaukee, where many of the messages touch on themes of love and happiness. (Dec. 4)
For years, instant communication has allowed bosses to place greater demands on workers. But one company is recognizing that successful employees must be able to escape from work. (Dec. 3)
One Maryland family business has been decorating the National Christmas Tree since 1954. Eleven presidents and almost 60 years later, the company prepares for this year's celebration on December 6. (Dec. 3)
A Philadelphia museum offers special tours for blind visitors, allowing guests to touch exhibits usually off limits. (Dec. 3)
Monarch butterflies have migrated to the eucalyptus grove of Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz this fall with numbers officials haven't seen in years.
Jesse Owens' gold medal from the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany is up for auction in California. Owens' athletic feats dealt a blow to fascism in Berlin, but he returned to racism at home and struggled to find work. (Dec. 2)