Beautiful, bougie and all the other words Americans still can’t spell, state by state Around the time 12-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., triumphed with “m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n,” the people in her home state struggled with “b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.” The following year, when 14-year old Karthik Nemmani of
Italy boasts more World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. Its 51 designated cultural and natural landmarks make up over 5% of UNESCO’s global list, and another 40 spots are currently up for consideration as possible additions.
Year of inscription: 1997
As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a crucial target.
Tiger Woods has won the Masters on Sunday at a rainy Augusta National, finishing what was arguably the greatest career comeback in the history of golf nearly a decade after injuries and scandal derailed his game.
The 43-year-old golf legend walked up the 18th hole to the sound of roaring cheers to secure victory,
Astronomers announced on Wednesday that at last they had captured an image of the unobservable: a black hole, a cosmic abyss so deep and dense that not even light can escape it.
“We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” said Shep Doeleman, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and director of the effort to capture the
After Sears made headlines for its bankruptcy filing and store closures, the next retailer facing similar hardships is now JCPenney.
The department store will shutter 27 of its 860 locations by the end of the 2019. Of the affected locations, 18 consist of department stores while the remaining nine are home and furniture
new study: young people raised on smartphones and social media – they’re born in 1995 or later and are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone
Smartphones and social media are raising an unhappy ‘iGen’.
Professor Twenge and her colleague
Millennium Tower in San Francisco is still sinking and leaning. A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — and residents say their multimillion-dollar condos are ‘nearly worthless’
Image courtesy @HistoryInPix
For nearly 15 years, Mars was what you might call the land of Opportunity, as the little Mars rover punched way above its weight and managed to roam the red planet well, well beyond its expected lifespan.
“I stand here with a sense of deep appreciation and gratitude that the Opportunity mission is complete—and with it, the Mars Exploration Rover [MER] mission
Some cities just sound cold.
Despite their best attempts to promote their pleasant summer weather, Chicago and Buffalo, New York, for example, may be a couple of U.S. cities that first come to mind when the word cold is mentioned.
But do statistics back their shivering reputation? What really are America’s coldest major cities?
There are many ways
Standby for the last lunar eclipse for 2 years: The blood wolf moon night of 1/20-21 coming to a North American continent near you
Skywatchers across the continental U.S. will be treated to a total lunar eclipse overnight on Jan. 20-21, when Earth’s shadow sweeps over the lunar surface to give it a reddish tinge and turn it into what some call
“Combatting illegal robocalls is our top consumer priority at the FCC,” Pai said in a statement last month.
In November alone, Americans received an estimated 5.1 billion scam calls from automated machines — more than any month on record.
Federal agencies are taking action, holding robocallers accountable and searching for new ways to regulate
CNBC Wed 2 January, 2019
technical challenge to land on Moon’s far side: no direct way to communicate with the spacecraft
China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e 4 mission launched in early December. It took the spacecraft three days to travel to the moon, where it spent the last few weeks
04 January, 2019
Owner cites minimum wage hike in closing of landmark Boston restaurant opened in 1827 when John Quincy Adams was president
Massachusetts has been among the national leaders in the race to raise the minimum wage. In 2014, then-Gov. Deval Patrick signed a law raising the minimum wage from $8 to $11