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Washington gets it first dino Scientists say they've discovered Washington state's first dinosaur fossil. The announcement marks a unique find for the state. It’s a rare moment for North America's Pacific coast. Paleontologists at Seattle's Burke Museum said that the bone fragment is 80 million years o... - Posted on May 28, 2015
Mrs. Obama asks, “How do you stay healthy?” Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. The first lady skips rope. She does abdominal crunches with a weighted ball. She jumps on and off a bench. It's all part of a White House video released as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of her "Let'... - Posted on May 28, 2015
What can we do to save the bees? The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations. It wants to make more federal land bee-friendly. And it wants to spend more money on research and consider the use of less pesticides. Bees are crucial to pollinate many c... - Posted on May 22, 2015
Surf’s up! Crowds flock to California beaches Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge. It's a Newport Beach, California break known for its powerful waves. The thrill of challenging the walls of churning water had lured bodysurfer Robin Mohr... - Posted on May 8, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ... - Posted on April 28, 2015
New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent The nation's biggest city, New York, is announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce waste. It also includes tacit support for the City Counci... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required to be there. Rand Paul packed a hotel ballroom with loyalists. He dazzled them with videos a... - Posted on April 24, 2015
Group on mission to “save the soap” Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives with soap. It began about seven years ago as a tiny operation. A few friends and family met in a single car garage in Orlando, Florida, where they used meat grinders, potato peelers and cookers to recycle used soap into fresh bars.... - Posted on April 21, 2015
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