240 million queries. Could the answer to today’s deluge of digital falsehoods lie with our nation’s public libraries and their reference librarians that have served us for more than a century? To those
This ancient queen of Palmyra conquered Egypt, captured Roman provinces, and nearly transformed her realm into an empire equal to Rome. Wealth, culture, and power dwelled in the city of Palmyra in the
The whooping crane (Grus americana) is the tallest bird in North America, standing nearly five feet, with snow-white plumage, black wing feathers, and a red cap. To initiate mating, whooping cranes perform
Hundreds of teeth pulled from the La Brea tar pits in California are revising our image of this icon of the Ice Age. Until about 10,000 years ago, the saber-tooth cat Smilodon fatalis was a fearsome predator
Fossil hunters have discovered a new species of dinosaur that has been hidden in plain sight in a South African museum collection for 30 years. The fossilised bones had been misidentified as a peculiar
A slight ripple in the wind behind me, the briefest graze of my hair and, within a split second, the ice-cream cone had been snatched from my hand. One second I was holding a mint choc chip, the next wasn’t.