Challenger disaster

01/28/2017 0

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into […]

First Australian penal colony established

01/26/2017 0

The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. Over the next 60 years, approximately 50,000 criminals were transported from Great Britain to the “land down under,” in one of the […]

Prepare homemade ribs for the big game

01/25/2017 0

In 2016, more than 111 million viewers in the United States tuned in to watch the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The viewership numbers are even more impressive when international […]

Explaining atrial fibrillation

01/24/2017 0

In late 2013, the World Health Organization released results from a data analysis that examined atrial fibrillation and its prevalence across the globe. The results were troubling, indicating that 33.5 million people worldwide have the […]

Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas

01/23/2017 0

Darrell Lunsford, a county constable in Garrison, Texas, is killed after pulling over a traffic violator. His murder was remarkable because it was captured on a camera set up in Lunsford’s patrol vehicle. The videotape […]

Actress Audrey Hepburn dies

01/20/2017 0

One of America’s most beloved actresses, Audrey Hepburn, dies on this day in 1993, near her home in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 63-year-old Hepburn had undergone surgery for colon cancer the previous November. The daughter of […]

Baked hot wings

01/17/2017 0

Sporting events provide great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy some time together while watching a favorite sport or big game. Such gatherings are not complete without food, and some foods are […]

Is this the demise of the honeybee?

01/17/2017 0

Bees flitting from one newly sprouted flower to another as they collect pollen is one of the more common sights of the spring. Honeybees are content to buzz between plants for hours. But in recent […]

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