Mammals were largely creatures of the night until the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid some 66 million years ago, a study finds. The findings, described in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, illuminate a pivotal transition in the history of Earth's living things.
The other day, I had a lovely chat with a lady who was arrested on charges of shoplifting ... while she was dressed as a turkey.
The headline had some of my friends in a panic.
Only one county
Out of all America's 3,141 counties, only one — Howard County, Iowa (population 9,332) — voted by more than 20 percentage points for Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016, according to FiveThirtyEight.com.
When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon this month, her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, it's a remarkable one: She's the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes.
of Americans told the Pew Research Center that they trust only "some" or "none" of their neighbors.
More than ¼
As late as a few hours before the polls closed on Tuesday night, pundits were thinking Republican Ed Gillespie could pull off an upset in Virginia's open-seat gubernatorial race.
The uproar that followed White House chief of staff John Kelly's comment about the roots of the Civil War stands as Exhibit A of the potential problems that come when an official uses shorthand to talk about the country's history of slavery.
President Donald Trump is an avid viewer of Fox News and its morning program Fox & Friends, which is seen as offering more favorable coverage of the administration than other news outlets. His early morning tweets often reference coverage on the program.
For a generation, the Legislature and a succession of governors have starved both education and law enforcement of support and resources, failing them so often that we Floridians must now take matters into our capable hands and amend the state Constitution to fix these problems.
Ibram X. Kendi was not surprised to see Donald Trump elected president.
President Donald Trump and prominent allies have repeatedly referred to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos as a mere "volunteer" after news broke that he had pled guilty to lying to the FBI in its Russia investigation.
Let's try to talk about Washington dysfunction without focusing on Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON — This past summer, the Trump administration debated lowering the annual cap on refugees admitted to the United States. Should it stay at 110,000, be cut to 50,000 or fall somewhere in between? John F. Kelly offered his opinion. If it were up to him, he said, the number would be between zero and one.
A decade from now, the U.S. economy could look much the way it does today — only more so. More dominated by the service sector amid the continued erosion of manufacturing jobs. More polarized in both earnings and geography. More tilted toward jobs that require at least a bachelor's degree.
Let me tell you a ghost story.
No, I'm not talking about some ectoplasmic special effect from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I'm talking about a real ghost story. A Florida ghost story.
A 2016 campaign attack involving former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her role in a uranium sale that involved Russia is back in the news.
#YouToo have seen #MeToo.
Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the cultural conversation for the past week. Hundreds of thousands of women have taken to social media to share that they have been harassed or assaulted by men. Celebrities have used their platforms to hold men accountable for …
California was burning and emergency management officials in Sacramento, Calif., were listing the latest statistics about the fires, the firefighters, the acres burned, the fatalities, the missing people, the number of tanker planes and helicopters deployed, and so on. To one side, in a suit and tie, stood the governor, …
Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.