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The Orionid Meteor Shower Is Back — Here's What You Need to Know
Every autumn, Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley's comet, resulting in nighttime meteor showers in mid-October. Best time this year is Oct. 21-22.How Jim Crow Shaped America
Jim Crow was about much more than laws enacted to suppress blacks. It was about a system involving politics, economics, social and cultural practices. And while the laws may be dead, Jim Crow is not.If a Peacock Loses His Tail Feathers, Do They Grow Back?
Whether used in fashion or complicated mating rituals, peacock feathers drive the ladies crazy. But, what happens when a peacock loses his last feather? Will he become a fashion-don't?It's a Manatee's Life: Swim, Eat, Rest, Repeat
Manatees can weigh up to 1,200 pounds and reach 10 feet in length, but they're so gentle and sweet they'll break your heart.Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly?
Just 9 percent of Americans with pancreatic cancer survive for at least five years. Why is the outlook so grim and what can be done about it?Before Earhart, There Was Aviation Trailblazer Bessica Raiche
She was the first woman to ever fly an airplane, and she even helped build them. She was also one of the first female gynecologists. But nobody knows of her. Why?When Presidential Approval Ratings Really Matter
Every week (or every day) there seems to be new poll giving new numbers on how many Americans approve of the president's job performance. But what do these numbers really tell us and when should we take them seriously?Sea Urchins Are the Edible Pincushions of the Ocean
What sea creature looks like a spiny pincushion and is considered a delicacy to gastronomes around the world? Yep, the sea urchin.The Legend of the Mysterious Night Marchers of Hawaii
They're ghostly warriors who stride through jungles and towns in brilliant costumes, holding torches. Flee now or risk their wrath.How Jack the Ripper Worked
While Londoners on the East End saw their fair share of grime, drugs and prostitution, nothing could've prepared them for Jack the Ripper's bloody rampage in 1888. What's the story behind this legendary killer?Venus: Earth's Blazing-hot and Bizarre Twin
The atmospheric pressure is crushingly extreme on Venus, and lead would melt into a puddle on its surface. But as hellish as this place sounds, it actually has a lot in common with Earth.3-D Printed Space Meat: It's What's for Dinner, Astronauts
A Russian cosmonaut printed some steak in space, and now we're one step closer to sending humans to Mars.Male Breast Cancer Is Rare, But Real
Although it's far more common in women, men get breast cancer too. And they have a much higher fatality rate. Why is this and what can be done?No Joke: Dead Butt Syndrome Is a Real Pain
We know science rarely says anything good about sitting all day. But did you know that if spend too much time on your bum, you could end up killing it?Quarks Are the Building Blocks of All Matter
Protons and neutrons, the particles that form the nuclei of atoms, are themselves made up of even smaller particles known as quarks.Meet Hell-Cat Maggie, the Mythical Dame of the Dead Rabbits Gang
Hell-Cat Maggie, Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat sure have colorful names. They're alleged to be members of various 19th century New York gangs. But did any of them really exist?IV Drip Bars Are a Hot Trend, But Are They Safe?
Feeling hungover or rundown? Just walk into an IV drip bar, sit down and roll up your sleeve. Is this a good idea or a fad that will go the way of the sauna suit?Honey Ryder, Octopussy and 23 Other Iconic Bond Girls
In honor of the 25th 007 film, "No Time to Die," we're celebrating these 25 Bond Girls, whose looks all but gave them a license to kill.Holy Shiplap! This Easy-to-install Wall Treatment Is a Perennial Favorite
The overlapping rabbet joint that defines true shiplap is the same kind of joint that made seagoing ships watertight.How to Change the Language in Google Chrome
If you're looking at a news story or website in an unfamiliar language, there is an easy way to have Google Chrome translate it for you.