Most Americans may not appreciate the central role that private railroads play in supporting the U.S. economy and their everyday lives. Recent fears of a railroad strike may have changed that.
Inflation in the U.S. is surging to near a 40-year high, with prices on food, fuel and pretty much everything seeming to rise more every month. Smartphones may be an exception.
Cooks love their gadgets, from countertop slow cookers to instant-read thermometers. Now, there's increasing interest in magnetic induction cooktops - surfaces that cook much faster than conventional stoves, without igniting a flame or heating an electric coil.
With the school year underway around the U.S., parents and caregivers are once again faced with the age-old struggle of wrangling groggy kids out of bed in the morning. For parents of preteens and teenagers, it can be particularly challenging.
Today, the Bible is often invoked during public debates about immigration. Several specialists in biblical studies have spoken and written about what the text says on the topic.
If the enemy of your enemy is your friend, phages are certainly your friends. Phages control bacterial populations in nature, and clinicians are increasingly using them to treat bacterial infections that do not respond to antibiotics.
How do ants make climbing walls, ceilings and other surfaces look so easy?
Imagine purchasing "up to" a gallon of milk for US$4.50, or paying for "up to" a full tank of gas. Most people would view such transactions as absurd. And yet, in the realm of broadband service, the use of "up to" speeds has become standard business practice.