The 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients include innovators and visionaries in the arts, science and the humanities.
The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Frances Glessner Lee became the "godmother of forensic science" with her miniature studies of unexplained death. A museum exhibition tells her story.
Long before cat videos took over the Internet, cats had a starring role in ancient Egypt. Learn about them through a new exhibit, Divine Felines.
A Mexican holiday honoring the dead has become increasingly popular in the United States, with revelers blending pre-Columbian and Roman Catholic customs.
The United States is withdrawing from UNESCO and is seeking observer status at the organization, citing the agency's anti-Israel bias and need for reform.
Winter Olympics athletes have to be creative to train during months with no snow. Learn how a U.S. ski jumper keeps fit and improves even when it's hot out.
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, a lawyer skilled in labor and civil-rights issues, rose from modest roots to the top of his field. Here's his story.
Three U.S. scientists who have made important discoveries about the circadian clock have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.