Longing for a greenhouse so you can grow plants all year? Now's the time to plan for one.
The American landscape is becoming less American as plants from Europe and Asia invade open spaces, crowding out native species and lessening the nation's biological diversity.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (c.) visits a cholera treatment center run by the Rev. Franklin Graham's relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, in Cabaret, Haiti, on Dec. 11. Ms. Palin arrived in Haiti as part of a brief humanitarian mission in the impoverished nation struggling to overcome postelection violence and a cholera epidemic.
A tourist feeds Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Wednesday. Australia called for a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asian resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway.'
Meg Whitman has announced she's contributing another $20 million to her gubernatorial campaign. The California governor's race could become the priciest gubernatorial election in US history.
April Fools' Day history is murky, and nobody knows its origins. So beware any Boston University professors who claim it originated in the court of Constantine.
Memoirist and essay writer Phyllis Theroux tracks six eventful years of her own life.
A woman holds her sleeping baby during South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to a settlement for poor whites in Pretoria on March 30. While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years, with white unemployment nearly doubled between 1995 and 2005, according to the South African Institute for Security Studies.
At Sen. Harry Reid's request, the Obama administration canceled a mock 'dirty bomb' terrorist attack exercise in Las Vegas. Critics say the administration is playing politics with national preparedness, but others say a shift to secret surprise tests is a better way to prepare for the worst.