Oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
In 2004 an underwater avalanche destroyed an oil platform off Louisiana, causing a 14-year spill. An expert on oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico warns that this could happen in other places.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II at a horse show in 2018. On Jan. 17, 2019, Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle.
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Britain's Prince Philip recently announced he will stop driving, in the aftermath of a crash he caused after being blinded by sunlight. The crash raises a question: When should people stop driving?
This undated score, written by Joseph Mohr and titled ‘Weynachts Lied’ (‘Christmas Carol’), is the earliest known surviving copy of ‘Silent Night.’
Two hundred years ago, an Austrian priest teamed up with a schoolteacher to perform the first rendition of 'Silent Night.' Little did they know that it would one day be sung in over 300 languages.
Most people are fine with a drink, but when one becomes several, there may be a problem.
Drinking among older adults is up. And while overdrinking may not pose an immediate threat of overdose, it is not healthy for seniors, many of whom take several medications and are at risk for falls.
President Jimmy Carter extended the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1978.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
Deep sea corals off Florida.
A massive new discovery this summer of miles of corals in deep waters off South Carolina shows how much we have yet to learn about life on the ocean floor.
Girls who are more confident in their math skills are more likely to pursue math-intensive degrees.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
More elderly people may soon be pinching pennies.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey after winning the election.
AP Photo/Butch Dill
While a record number of women are headed to Congress, a number of conservative measures passed across states. What explains this?
Surgeonfish on a reef in the Maldives.
Drastic oxygen losses in the world's oceans millions of years ago coincided with mass extinctions. Scientists see this as a warning about how climate change could affect oceans today.
Doughboys fighting in France, 1917.
It was 'the Good War,' the 'war to end all wars.' So why has World War I been largely forgotten by Americans?
The Harvard admissions trial may have implications for the use of race in college admissions.
A court case in which Harvard College is accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans could spell the end of race-conscious affirmative action.
Breast cancer is more survivable than ever. Strength training is a key to helping women survive well.
Breast cancer, once a death sentence, now has a survival rate of more than 90 percent. This means that millions of women suffer effects of treatment. Recent research shows ways to overcome them.
The 2018 Nobel Prize for physics recognized discoveries that can make more powerful lasers.
The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to three scientists for the inventions of optical tweezers – in which two laser beams can hold a tiny object – and a method for creating powerful lasers.
Politics are creating divides in the office.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Hurricane Florence, as seen over the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 9.
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center/Handout via REUTERS
How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? A look at the complicated science of forecasting.
The activity during a high-energy collision at the CMS control room of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at their headquarters outside Geneva, Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider has generated mind-blowing science in the last decade – including the Higgs boson particle. Why is the LHC so important, and how will physicists use it in the years to come?
Protesters have set up road blocks to disrupt traffic and commerce along key streets in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery
After weeks of protest in Haiti, sparked by a sudden rise in fuel prices, at least seven are dead and the prime minister is out. Foreign creditors pushed for the price hike as an austerity measure.
Protestors near the U.S. Supreme Court building, on the 2nd anniversary of the Citizens United decision
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the author of one of the most controversial and scorned rulings in modern Court history: Citizens United. Is that condemnation undeserved?
A 1950s photograph of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley, during a visit to Jackson, Miss.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
A historian explains the significance of the Emmett Till murder for the civil rights movement.