Has the Washington Monument shrunk?

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17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer” A new stage adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has been commissioned. It will be written by an up-and-coming playwright. The writer isn't much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book. The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut has picked 17-year-... - Posted on March 30, 2015
What makes the Mile High City a mile high? Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high. It's water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Could you handle the harshest winter on earth? Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Icebergs? In Massachusetts? Parts of Cape Cod have been looking a little bit like the Arctic Circle. Icebergs aren't a common sight in Massachusetts. But massive chunks of ice have washed up on some beaches. They're drawing curious onlookers. Children have been climbing some of the icy mammoths.... - Posted on March 17, 2015
Winter hasn't stopped riders of ice bikes If it were possible for anything to be hot in Buffalo, N.Y. this winter, it was the newfangled "ice bikes" that debuted at an outdoor skating rink. The bicycles on ice skates were an immediate hit. They glided onto the Ice at Canalside the day the new rink opened on the city... - Posted on March 12, 2015
Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel. That forced Iditarod organizers to move the start further north. That's where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel. That forced Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and relativ... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Is this the best-known bottle in the world? A curvy drink bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday. An art museum is exploring the origins and influence of its bottle design. It is so recognizable, you probably would know the brand if you held it in the dark. "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100" is s... - Posted on March 3, 2015
New addition almost doubles size of family A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets. It's a multiple birth that's rare. The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores, Mich., celebrated the one-month birthdays for Alexander, Nicholas and Timothy... - Posted on March 3, 2015
Has the Washington Monument shrunk? Government surveyors have determined a height for the Washington Monument. It's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The measurement puts the monument at 554 feet, 7 and eleven-thirty-seconds of an inch. That is measured from the floor... - Posted on February 20, 2015