Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
Paleoscatologists have, quite possibly, the most epic job description ever: “fossil dung scientists.” Among the best-known is Kim Chin, who maintains that fossil feces—which are known scientifically a
Most vanity plates are pretty benign, simply revealing that the driver loves the Cubs or dachshunds or Quidditch. But these plates got people riled up.
Sure, love is wonderful, but sometimes it can be…complicated. Cultures all over the world have captured the hard lessons of love in the tiny, polished nuggets of wisdom we call proverbs.
Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be the first pope to step down in 600 years. Even before that, the head of the Catholic Church giving up his office voluntarily was a very rare occurrence.
Your heart isn't gold. It isn't sweet. And don't put in on your sleeve—you'll make a mess! Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are 11 scientific facts about your ticker.
Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate.
Contrary to his well-known slogan “speak softly and carry a big stick,” Theodore Roosevelt was hardly one to speak softly.
We've all seen signs banning cell phones, food, and drinks. But these rules cover issues that might not be common to all libraries.