Does music make you smarter?

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Do you know what it takes to be an American citizen? Three former South Carolina governors are leading an effort to have high school students take a citizenship test. The following are 25 of the questions they'd be asked. They are among the 100 questions on a list that federal officers use when testing immigrants seeking citizenship.... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk Nik Wallenda is a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire. Now he now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. The chance to walk between buildings 50 stories above the Windy Cit... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Tour a big city – one pizza at a time! Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza. But tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices. Not unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of ... - Posted on September 19, 2014
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus! It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,... - Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do bugs die on their backs? Well, they don't all die that way. But many succumb to the laws of physics in their final moments. It's at that point that normal blood flow stops, the legs contract, and the bug gets top heavy. Inevitably, it falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a curious... - Posted on September 18, 2014
With a red cup, she becomes Miss America Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immedi... - Posted on September 15, 2014
Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather? From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game. There's the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench and the sliding into home. But a closer glance at this field in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park shows something isn't quite right. They're pitchi... - Posted on September 14, 2014
No free parking: Cars cost New Yorkers $1,000,000 A condo development in New York City's SoHo neighborhood is charging $1 million — for a parking spot. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 ... - Posted on September 14, 2014
Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?” Last week marked the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It was written in Baltimore, Maryland. The city pulled out all the stops. There were fireworks, historical reenactments and live performances. Here are five things to know about America's national anthem a... - Posted on September 14, 2014
Could you eat a 100-foot-long bratwurst? About 50 people volunteered this week to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst - without burning or breaking it. And this was just for practice. Belleville, Illinois, is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary. During the festivities, volunteers will attempt to grill a brat... - Posted on September 12, 2014
Two new, bigger iPhones – plus a watch! For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday. It's a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's came out in 2010. The move is significant because o... - Posted on September 10, 2014
You can buy a lighthouse. What would you do with it? Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free. Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years. And it intends to keep selling and giv... - Posted on September 9, 2014
Dog’s tummy was chock full of socks! A 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable when its owners took him to an emergency animal hospital. X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer. The dog had consumed 43 1/2 socks. ... - Posted on September 7, 2014
“Dreadnoughtus” dwarfs 7 elephants Researchers studying the remains of a dinosaur that was bigger than seven bull elephants. The scientists have given it an equally colossal name, Dreadnoughtus, or "fearing nothing." Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the... - Posted on September 7, 2014
Does music make you smarter? The founder of an organization that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods has noticed a hopeful sign. The kids were graduating high school and heading off to some big universities. That's when Margaret Martin asked how the children... - Posted on September 5, 2014