Making national parks relevant today and tomorrow

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Do you suffer from cellphone separation anxiety?
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Not just a movie: the facts on the San Andreas Fault
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Washington gets it first dino
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Mrs. Obama asks, “How do you stay healthy?”
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Performers audition for spots in New York subways
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Does acupuncture work?
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Britney, Katy on display at Smithsonian
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Male cat takes on role of mom
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What can we do to save the bees?
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Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris
High-speed train almost as fast as plane
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the passenger train reached 375 miles per hour. I...
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the passenger train reached 375 miles per hour. I...
This is one fast train. The fastest in the world, actually. Now, a Japanese maglev has broken its own speed re...
- Posted on April 28, 2015
New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes a big change to the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce w...
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes a big change to the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce w...
The nation's biggest city is New York. By 2030, it wants to reduce its waste by 90 percent. The plan includes ...
- Posted on April 27, 2015
Real life cats in hats
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller and faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What starte...
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller and faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What starte...
It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit s...
- 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. It was on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required...
In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech. It was on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required...
In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech. It was on a co...
- Posted on April 24, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and swe...
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and swe...
In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying. They are learning a nearly...
- Posted on April 24, 2015
Would planes be safer without pilots?
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. It's a radical idea, of course. If it happens, it would be many years away. Follo...
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. It's a radical idea, of course. If it happens, it would be many years away. Follo...
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. It's a big idea. And it could someday happen. I...
- Posted on April 23, 2015
Space station supply ship delivers espresso
The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristo...
The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristo...
The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machi...
- Posted on April 23, 2015
Dogs bond with owners just by looking
Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains. It helps them bond. And owners can do a similar trick in return. That's what some ...
Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains. It helps them bond. And owners can do a similar trick in return. That's what some ...
Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains. It...
- Posted on April 22, 2015
Can plants communicate?
You asked us, can plants communicate? Well, not too long ago if you answered yes to that question most people would think you were crazy. But growing evidence suggests that plants can actua...
You asked us, can plants communicate? Well, not too long ago if you answered yes to that question most people would think you were crazy. But growing evidence suggests that plants can actua...
You asked us, can plants communicate? Well, not too long ago if you answered yes to that question most people would t...
- Posted on April 22, 2015
Glee makes unlikely stars of a cappella singers
Their musical performances pack university auditoriums. However, they play no instruments. Universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers. The TV show "Glee" and m...
Their musical performances pack university auditoriums. However, they play no instruments. Universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers. The TV show "Glee" and m...
Their musical performances pack university auditoriums. However, they play no instruments. Universities have l...
- Posted on April 21, 2015
Group on mission to “save the soap”
Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives. He wants to do it with soap. It began about seven years ago. It was a tiny operation. A few friends and family met in a single car garage in Orla...
Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives. He wants to do it with soap. It began about seven years ago. It was a tiny operation. A few friends and family met in a single car garage in Orla...
Shawn Seipler is on a mission to save lives. He wants to do it with soap. It began about seven years ago. It w...
- Posted on April 21, 2015
Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in space
Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. Robinson was a special person and athlete. It's hard to believe today, but no African American was allowe...
Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. Robinson was a special person and athlete. It's hard to believe today, but no African American was allowe...
Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated again this year. It was even celebrated in space. Robinson was a special pe...
- Posted on April 20, 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. They were in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art in Ne...
One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South. They headed north. They were in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art in Ne...
One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South. They headed north. They were in se...
- Posted on April 20, 2015
“House cat” was a cougar!
A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. This is despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods that had l...
A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. This is despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods that had l...
A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge has wandered out on its own, wildl...
- Posted on April 17, 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 is suffering. There is a backlog of unfunded maintenance. The cost to do th...
After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places. It also is suffering. There is a backlog of unfunded maintenance. The cost to do th...
After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places. It ...
- Posted on April 16, 2015