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21

Nov

Why a shoelace Kickstarter is going viralThe shoelace Bluelace Project reached its $25,000 Kickstarter goal in a mere 10 hours.

Why a shoelace Kickstarter is going viral
The shoelace Bluelace Project reached its $25,000 Kickstarter goal in a mere 10 hours.

14

Nov

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrivedScientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

What America’s forests looked like before Europeans arrived
Scientists hope that identifying fossil tree-leaf sites will help with forest restoration projects underway throughout the Northeastern United States.

31

Jul

Yes, America could change. So why don’t we?A former editor of the International Herald Tribune argues that Americans need a firmer grip on global realities – and their notion of exceptionality.

Yes, America could change. So why don’t we?
A former editor of the International Herald Tribune argues that Americans need a firmer grip on global realities – and their notion of exceptionality.

31

May


 Two-thirds of Americans not ‘very happy’  



On an upside, fewer Americans report their work is frustrating compared to when the last happiness survey was taken in 2011.
On an upside, fewer Americans report their work is frustrating compared to when the last happiness survey was taken in 2011.

28

Apr

America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners
As of 2012, the U.S. employs more than119,000 people in solar jobs, an increase of 13 percent over 2011.

America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners

As of 2012, the U.S. employs more than119,000 people in solar jobs, an increase of 13 percent over 2011.

25

Apr

10 most well-read cities in America
Amazon.com lists Alexandria, Va. as the leading city for book sales in their annual ranking.

10 most well-read cities in America

Amazon.com lists Alexandria, Va. as the leading city for book sales in their annual ranking.

04

Mar


 The changing palate of America  



Immigration continues to shape America’s palate as demonstrated in our food blogger’s family and the wider world online.
Immigration continues to shape America’s palate as demonstrated in our food blogger’s family and the wider world online.

14

Jan


 Pinnacles National Monument declared America’s newest national park 



'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.
'Pinnacles' name is derived from its rock formations, which are remains of ancient volcano.

15

Oct

It’s cat vs. dog: What’s America’s favorite pet?Cast your vote in America’s Pet Debate to decide whether the U.S. is a cat nation or a dog nation.

It’s cat vs. dog: What’s America’s favorite pet?
Cast your vote in America’s Pet Debate to decide whether the U.S. is a cat nation or a dog nation.

05

Oct

Picher, Okla., is a modern ghost town, and the EPA calls it the most toxic place in America. At one time, Picher was one of the most productive lead and zinc mining areas in the world, but today, the once-bustling town is full of abandoned homes, empty storefronts and enormous piles of lead-laced mine waste. What happened?America’s worst man-made environmental disasters

Picher, Okla., is a modern ghost town, and the EPA calls it the most toxic place in America. At one time, Picher was one of the most productive lead and zinc mining areas in the world, but today, the once-bustling town is full of abandoned homes, empty storefronts and enormous piles of lead-laced mine waste. What happened?
America’s worst man-made environmental disasters