Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
A Seattle burglary suspect who tried to evade capture by crawling inside an apartment building’s ventilation ducts got stuck and had to be rescued by authorities.
Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.
An Arizona dog owner cannot explain how Nicholas, her peppy Yorkshire terrier, ended up 2,896 km away in Wisconsin, but she is sure that if he could talk, he would have one heck of a tale to tell.
The autobiography of "Little House on the Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a surprise publishing hit in America, with buyers rushing to snap up the candid account of pioneer life.
Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a grueling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.
Oregon officials are warning early morning joggers and park visitors in the state capital Salem to watch out for an owl who has an affinity for hats after at least four people were attacked in a month.
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers. Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while night owls were best in the evening.
A herdsman in China’s remote far west has struck gold after stumbling upon a huge nugget of the precious metal estimated to be worth at least $250,000, state media reported Thursday.
There’s a gold rush going on—and it’s affecting tropical ecosystems. The rush is due in part to an increase in wealth in developing countries and their subsequent acquisition of gold. Another factor is the loss of faith in financial markets since the financial crash, which prompts investors to put money into gold. The desire for gold made its price soar from $250 dollars per ounce in 2000 to $1,300 per ounce in 2013.
Falling oil prices could have a negative impact on global efforts to develop renewable energy sources, experts warned Saturday at a conference in Abu Dhabi.
Nobody wanted the Zimbabwe dollar, so the southern African country dumped it for the U.S. dollar in 2009 to stave off economic collapse and sky-rocketing hyperinflation.
A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr. Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Workers at a Chinese sugar refinery in Madagascar, where a long-simmering labor dispute boiled over into deadly riots last week that left at least four dead, are unequivocal about what it would take to get them back to work.
A 55-year-old Japanese university teacher stripped naked on campus in a bid to prove his love for a 21-year-old student, the school said Tuesday, only for his young amour to make off with his clothes.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday.