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This Lebanese university gives senior citizens a chance to go back to school
Friday, March 18, 2022
The University for Seniors in Beirut, Lebanon, gives older students the chance to remain active and engaged as they age. The program's director says the vision is to portray a positive image of aging.
Remembering 'Mommom', and her matzo ball soup recipe that 'even an idiot can make'
Friday, March 18, 2022
Carol "Mommom" Cohn died at age 91 from COVID in 2020. Now, her family is honoring her memory by sharing the matriarch's beloved matzo ball soup recipe with the world.
How a fossil with 10 arms and named after Joe Biden changed the vampire squid game
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Millions of years ago and thousands of feet below the ocean's murky surface lived the oldest relative of the octopus and vampire squid.
A group unearths the forgotten history of women in archaeology
Monday, March 14, 2022
A group of archaeologists and paleontologists noticed the women of their field were being forgotten. So they made the Trowelblazers, an archive featuring female achievement in the "digging sciences."
Remembering Carol "Mommom" Cohn, lost to COVID in 2020
Friday, March 11, 2022
Carol Cohn, known to her family as "Mommom," died from COVID in 2020. Her granddaughter Melanie Gardiner says Cohn loved to spoil her grandchildren with cookies and had a great sense of humor.
This 10-armed fossil is the oldest known relative of octopuses and vampire squids
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Researchers say they've found the oldest known relative of octopuses and vampire squids, in a fossil dug up decades ago in Montana. But unlike octopuses, the creature has 10 arms.
How one international student fled Ukraine — and brought along 50 others
Monday, March 07, 2022
UN data show over 1.5 million people have left Ukraine since the Russian military invaded. Here's the story of one international student who helped 50 others escape the war.
Thousands rush to enlist in Ukraine's army to fight the Russian invasion
Friday, February 25, 2022
On Thursday, Volodymyr Omelyan and his family awoke to the sound of missile blasts nearby. By Friday, he had said goodbye to his wife and children and enlisted to fight.
AirTags are being used to track people and cars. Here's what is being done about it
Friday, February 18, 2022
Apple's AirTags were billed as an easy way to track your keys and wallet, but now the small button-sized device are being used by stalkers and thieves to track people and steal cars.
The Superb Owl is back, and the crowd goes wild
Friday, February 11, 2022
This Sunday, football fans will choose sides in Super Bowl 56. But while much of the country is preoccupied with football, many others will spend the day rooting for another team: the owls.
How a new Netflix film exposed a simmering tension in Egyptian society
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Netflix's first ever Arabic language film, Perfect Strangers, sparked controversy in Egypt. In doing so, it highlighted a tug of war happening inside the country.
The song sparrow might be nature's best DJ
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Instead of playing the same old tune, male song sparrow's sing a variety of songs to keep potential mates interested.
Amy Schneider's run on 'Jeopardy!' may be over, but her fans are as thankful as ever
Saturday, January 29, 2022
After 40 consecutive wins, Amy Schneider's run on Jeopardy! ended Wednesday. Since then, her fans have taken the opportunity to thank her for the joy and trans representation she brought to the show.
After a surprising defeat, 'Jeopardy!' fans reflect on Amy Schneider's historic run
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Over the past couple of months, Amy Schneider has dominated on Jeopardy! Schneider's defeat came Wednesday night, but her run has cemented her as one of the greatest contestants in show history.
Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?
Friday, January 21, 2022
If nations don't address high greenhouse gas emissions, by the 2080s, all but one of the 21 cities that previously hosted the Winter Games wouldn't be able to do so again, a new study has found.
Erin Jackson almost didn't make Olympic Team USA, but luckily a friend stepped in
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Competitive speed skater Erin Jackson just missed qualifying at the Olympic trials. However, she will still compete for Team USA after fellow skater Brittany Bowe gave her spot to Jackson.
'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider shares what her winning streak means
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Reigning Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her historic run of wins and her role as the most successful female and trans contestant in the show's history.
Reigning Australian Open men's champion denied entry into Australia to defend title
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
The reigning Australian Open men's champion Novak Djokovic — who is famously skeptical about the COVID vaccine and received a medical exemption from being vaccinated — was not admitted to the country.
April Ashley, transgender activist, has died
Friday, December 31, 2021
April Ashley, a trailblazing activist for transgender rights, has died at age 86.
4 of the biggest archeological advancements of 2021 — including one 'game changer'
Friday, December 24, 2021
We spoke to four archaeologists of different specialties, who told us what they thought were some of the most important developments in their field in 2021.