Another Food Pyramid
After years of the traditional food pyramid gracing the walls of every classroom in the country, the USDA has now decided that the pyramids should be customized to fit a persons age, sex, and activity level. Learn what they say you should now be eating, and find your personalized food pyramid.
Oct 15, 2012, 12:11 PST
Swine Flu Pandemic
The swine flu has officially reached the United States with recent cases quickly adding up, as the CDC confirms each one in California, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Texas.
Apr 28, 2009, 05:11 PST
Dalai Lama In Exile For 50 Years
As of March 17th, 2009 the Dalai Lama has been in exile from Tibet for 50 years.
Mar 23, 2009, 18:59 PST
Space trash the size of a refrigerator that was expelled from the International Space Station came crashing down and burned up over the ocean in November 2008. Large quantities of debris from various space voyages have made travel in space hazardous, and increased the likelihood of some of the jettisoned materials to become a hazard on the ground as well.
Mar 23, 2009, 00:20 PST
Science Is Making A Comeback
Reversing the precedents set during the Bush years, President Obama has freed up scientific inquiries into stem cell research.
Mar 22, 2009, 23:14 PST
The Lynch Mob
During the second week of March, Congress approved a bill to tax any bonuses taken by employees of companies, like AIG, who take any of the taxpayer bail-out money.
|Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner|
Mar 22, 2009, 22:23 PST
The Pope Against Condoms
Throughout the past century the Catholic Church has repeatedly come out against using protection during sex, and Pope Benedict XVI has recently reiterated his stance on this topic.
Mar 22, 2009, 17:40 PST
The Presidents - A Visual Transition
This is an amazing job of transitioning one US President into another visually. The software used to create the effect employs a betweening or morphing script.
Feb 1, 2009, 18:23 PST
The 56th Presidential Inauguration of the President of The US
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Barack Obama took his oath of office as President of the United States, going down in the history books as the first Black President of the United States of America.
Jan 19, 2009, 22:03 PST
Travel somewhere new today without ever leaving your computer! Explore the Reniassance period through this unique site.
Jan 5, 2009, 14:45 PST
$25 Billion Salvage Plan for the Big 3 Auto Companies
GM, Ford, and Chrysler have gone to Washington to ask for $25 Billion (yes billion with a capital B) in loans to rescue their companies, and approximately one million related jobs.
Nov 27, 2008, 13:02 PST
The Amazing Wall Street Bailout Trick
A $700 trillion bailout of the financial industry is currently still in question. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson insists that the bailout is necessary to keep the US economy from plummeting into a Depression.
Nov 27, 2008, 12:42 PST
On Thursday, November 27, 2008, as people throughout the United States were giving thanks, brutal terrorist attacks were carried out in the heavily tourist area of Mumbai, India.
Nov 27, 2008, 11:22 PST
A Historic Presidential Election
On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.
Nov 4, 2008, 22:43 PST
How the Electoral College Works
The current workings of the Electoral College are the result of both design and experience. Find out how it works...
Nov 4, 2008, 22:07 PST
Why Your Vote Counts
You may ask yourself, "Does my one vote really matter?" It's time to do the math....
Oct 17, 2008, 12:27 PST
Global Dignity Day
Nonprofits around the world unite in a global event to raise the awareness of students worldwide to standards of living, with regards to health care, education, and humane treatment. Global Dignity Day, the international event and inaugural celebration of hope and dignity, will take place simultaneously around the world on October 20, 2008 in over twenty countries.
Oct 17, 2008, 08:38 PST
Contaminated Chinese Baby Milk Formula
Less than a year after thousands of pets in the US were sickened, and in some cases died, from Chinese pet food that was contaminated by the addition of melamine, thousands of babies are now suffering the same fate in China and other Asian countries from similarly tainted baby milk formula in China.
Oct 15, 2008, 20:11 PST
The Presidential Debates
Senator McCain and Senator Obama faced off on their first Presidential debate on September 26, 2008, with political analysts opining that neither candidate dominated as a clear winner. The stakes are high in a Presidential race with so many undecided voters.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:52 PST
Sarah Palin Unscripted
Since the two Vice President candidates declared their candidacies, there has been a marked difference between how accessible they have been to the press. According to a recent piece on NPR, Joseph Biden has done well over 70 interviews, whereas, Sarah Palin has done just three.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:50 PST
China's First Spacewalk
On Saturday, September 27, 2008, Mission Commander Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to walk in space, representing only the fourth country in history to do so, the others being the USA, Canada and Russia.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:45 PST
Why Your Vote Counts
Does your vote count? To paraphrase a famous quote from Senator Everett Dirksen: A vote here, a vote there, pretty soon it adds up to real electoral power.
Oct 15, 2008, 14:27 PST
The Picken's Plan - Energy Independence
Take a look at the Pickens Plan promotion. It's time to stop our dependence on oil. There are ways that you can have an effect on the energy policies of our country, regardless of your age.
Sep 27, 2008, 17:52 PST
The Amazing Wall Street Bailout Trick
A look at the $700 trillion bailout of the financial industry, and the questions surrounding the deal.
Sep 26, 2008, 10:06 PST
Not So Funny In China
A look at the way the people of China view American political cartoons through an interview with Daryl Cagle.
Jul 1, 2008, 14:38 PST
The National Archives Experience
Explore the rich history of the United States through the National Archives Experience, a digital vault of over 1200 documents that you can explore online.
May 26, 2008, 10:39 PST
The Big One
Since the beginning of 2008, there have already been nine "special" seismic events around the world. Ranging from a magnitude 5.2 in Illinois to a magnitude 7.9 in Eastern Sichuan, China.
May 26, 2008, 06:08 PST
Aid to Myanmar
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was devastated by a cyclone in May, 2008. Aid workers have been denied access to the areas thereby slowing assistance and endangering lives.
May 25, 2008, 21:25 PST
Already causing people to cut back on their time in the car, the price of gas has risen to the point where it is causing an all out financial crisis for many people.
May 7, 2008, 21:42 PST
May 9th is the anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth. He is commonly referred to as "the father of psychology" and his concepts of the id, ego, and superego forever changed the way we look at ourselves.
Apr 16, 2008, 20:35 PST
What is a Caucus
If you’re trying to figure out what a caucus is, you’re probably not the only one. It turns out that a caucus is simply a group of people who gather to discuss a common interest.
Apr 16, 2008, 20:29 PST
Super Delegates - The Ultimate Voting Power
Super delegates have been in the news because neither of the Democratic candidates have acquired enough delegates to clearly take the nomination. So what are super delegates?
Apr 16, 2008, 20:13 PST
This Day in History -Library of Congress
What happened this day in history> With this comprehensive article, you will learn about a fascinating event from another place in time.
Apr 10, 2008, 16:32 PST
Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
Subprime mortgages are loans made to borrowers who are perceived to have high credit risk, often because they lack a strong credit history or have other characteristics that are associated with high probabilities of default.
Jan 24, 2008, 08:20 PST
The Political Candidates and Their Stands on the Environment
Where do the leading presidential candidates stand on the issue of climate change and other environmental issues?
Jan 7, 2008, 09:51 PST