Icebergs? In Massachusetts?

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Exhibit a tribute to African-American mass migration One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South. They headed north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is paying tribute to that movement. It is showing a rare exhibition of a series chronicli... - Posted on April 20, 2015
Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places. It also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance. And visitors are aging and mostly white. The park service's centennial is approaching. In 20... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Toilets on wheels help keep San Francisco clean Streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood are blocks away from the fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars. They are now cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in. The mobile bathrooms on wheels are guarded by attendants. The bathro... - Posted on April 16, 2015
“First Daughter” gets drivers license Some teenagers get driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors. But Malia Obama isn't your average 16-year-old. Her driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Asked who taught Malia how to drive, first lady Michell... - Posted on April 14, 2015
What would you do if you found a bag of money? A Utah man got a surprise when he stopped to pull a large orange bag off the highway. He feared that it would become a traffic hazard. The Deseret News newspaper reports the 75-pound bag tumbled out of a truck driving in front of Dan Kennedy on Interstate 80. When he looked ... - Posted on April 13, 2015
State beans and state tartans! Too many symbols? Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of what some say is an out-of-control state symbol club. New Hampshire lawmakers recently shot down an effort by some fourth graders. They had propo... - Posted on April 7, 2015
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