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Dr. Timothy Jay says children are like "little language vacuum cleaners" tha...
Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.
The 17th-century rivalry between English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, left, an...
It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
Cannon Michael's farm grows tomatoes, melons and onions, among other crops. ...
California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
Science teachers huddle over bacteria colonies at Chicago's Museum of Scienc...
Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
Early music specialist Jordi Savall has turned his attention to the widely v...
Early music specialist Jordi Savall explores different periods and cultures, mashing them together for surprising results. His new project finds fruitful varieties all in one spot: the Balkans.