photo of an erupting volcano

They are beautiful, terrifying, and deadly. Volcanoes pepper the Earth’s surface.

Within the last 10,000 years, scientists have found evidence of some 1,500 land volcanoes that appear to have been active at some point in time—600 of them having blown in the span of recorded history. The number of underwater examples is practically too many to count.

a marijuana leaf in front of various bottles and vials of extracts and oils

Jean Bennett of Silver Spring, Md., suffers from arthritis in her hands. Not only is the condition painful, it often causes one of her fingers to freeze in place, and when that happens, movement is nearly impossible.

“I can’t really move my trigger finger,” she says holding up her right hand. “Sometimes, it’s stiff like this for the whole day.”

A woman takes a selfie with a millennial

In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that for the first time, the Baby Boom generation (75.4 million people born between 1946 and 1964) had been outnumbered.

This N.C. Wyeth illustration was the endpaper for a volume of Last of the Mohicans.

N.C. Wyeth is, next to Norman Rockwell, probably one of the best-known illustrators of the twentieth century. By name alone, people associate him with quintessentially American art—paintings depicting the wide-open Western frontier, peaceful small-town life, and memorable depictions of literary classics like Treasure Island

Damaged buildings along Tradd Street in Charleston, S.C., show the destructive power of an earthquake.

If you live near the mid-Atlantic coast, you may have noticed it. On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., doors and windows rattled, tree branches shuddered, and floors vibrated as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the region.

A crew member aboard the International Space Station photographed this night image of Paris, France, in 2013.

Every summer, armchair astronomers look forward to the spectacle known as the Perseid meteor shower. But with each passing year, the celestial display is getting harder to see. 

Meteor showers like the Perseids are best seen in a dark sky, and truly dark skies are increasingly hard to come by. 

Women protest the ERA in the Florida legislature, where it failed to pass, in 1979.

On Aug. 26, 1920, women gained the right to vote when the 19th amendment became the law of the land. 

Ancient Roman aqueduct in Segovia.

The realm of invention encompasses a range of topics. To date, the Tribune’s inventor series has covered the stories of men and women who have contributed to a vast array of important fields, including mechanics, chemistry, communications, and electronics. 

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