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Drought is forcing farmers in Colorado to make tough choices

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Farms in southwest Colorado are coping with a drought worsened by climate change. It means a big reduction in irrigated water for crops. Conditions this year, one farm manager says, are "the worst."


Unvaccinated Pastor Who Almost Died Of COVID Now Preaches The Importance Of Vaccines

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Pastor Danny Reeves encouraged some members of his congregation to get the COVID-19 vaccine but thought he didn't need to get vaccinated himself. That changed after COVID-19 almost killed him.


Meet The Nonagenarian Who Is A Record-Breaking Weightlifter

Friday, August 06, 2021

Edith Murway holds the Guinness World Record for oldest competitive weightlifter. She turns 100 on Sunday. Murway started powerlifting at 91.


Mamma Mia! Super Mario 64 Is The First Video Game To Sell For More Than $1 Million

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 sold for $1.56 million at auction, breaking the record for most expensive video game. "I was ... a bit blindsided," says Valarie McLeckie of the auction house.


A David Bowie Painting That Sold For $4 At A Thrift Store Is Now Up For Auction

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The painting is expected to sell for thousands of dollars. The unnamed seller, who found the painting at a donation center in Canada, paid $4.09.


A Black Scientist Was An Early Cicada Researcher. His Work Has Been Mostly Overlooked

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Maryland intellectual and free Black man Benjamin Banneker's observations about cicadas' 17-year life cycle were among the earliest known to be documented. But that work is rarely credited.


'Once A Museum Closes, It's Closed Forever': The Struggle To Keep Art Alive Right Now

Monday, March 29, 2021

For many small museums across the country, it's been over a year since their doors have been open to visitors, putting them in the same life-or-death situation as much of the rest of the arts sector.


Pandemic Has Many Small Museums At Risk Of Closing Permanently

Monday, March 29, 2021

The pandemic has meant life or death for cultural centers across the country. But it's been especially tough on small museums.


'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

Friday, March 19, 2021

Composer Angélica Negrón collaborates with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Sasha Velour on a 10-minute film featuring original music, in a project for Opera Philadelphia.


Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me An Algorithm: STEM Contest Winner Pairs Data

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The world of matchmaking won't have to rely on luck as much as math, thanks to Yunseo Choi. The 18-year-old came up with a matching theory that can be applied to people looking for a life partner.


Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

Monday, January 11, 2021

This car choir solution is one that accomplished baritone David Newman came up with so that ensembles could sing "together." The method uses microphones, a mixer, an FM transmitter and car radios.


2020 In The Kitchen: The Year We Spent Making, Baking, Frying And Trying

Friday, December 25, 2020

Whether it was discovering new uses for pantry staples or learning to bake bread at home, many people got acquainted with their kitchens during the pandemic.


Cold Weather Out Keeping You In? 4 Pro Tips On Staying Warm

Monday, December 14, 2020

Staying warm is a skill, says adventurer Blair Braverman. Even if you're not about to dogsled across Alaska, she has some suggestions for staying comfortable during lower-stakes outdoor fun.


May The Fattest Bear Win: Voting Opens For National Park's Pre-Hibernation Contest

Friday, October 02, 2020

Online voting for the fattest bear at Katmai National Park is on, as the chunks race to get big before hibernation.


When 'Facetime Isn't Enough': Friends Head To D.C. Parks To Eat And Drink

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

During the pandemic, people are using the green space in Dupont Circle, a historic traffic circle downtown, for picnicking and dancing. Parks across D.C. are drawing crowds normally seen on weekends.