Budget taxidermists lacking the skill have flooded the taxidermy market, and the pros are a little upset.
Because of new technology, scientists will soon be able to spot the smaller asteroids that have a higher likelihood of striking the Earth. They plan to fend off these would-be catastrophes with "gravity tractors" and magnified solar beams.
Forget tattoos, members of African-American fraternities have taken to branding their frat symbol on their bodies.
Only 10 percent of America's blind children rely on Braille. But advocates insist that learning the system is vital for attaining literacy--even in an age of technological advances.
A new study says parents favor their first-born at the expense of siblings, who face bigger chances of dropping out of school and getting arrested.
Coming from the tradition and Christian Republic of Georgia, some of the young people who led the Rose Revolution in 2003, now suffer through a crisis of faith so far away from home.
Forget waiting tables and tending bars. These anti-establishment rockers have become real estate agents to earn extra cash.
Braces used to be worn in high schools, not at bingo nights. Not anymore. Grandmas now say no to dentures, yes to the orthodontist’s chair.
The number of people opting for cremation, of themselves or of loved ones, has tripled since the 1980s, a trend that's been fueled by lower costs, relaxed religious rules and societal acceptance.
The latest variation of yoga uses a trapeze to give practitioners an uplifting experience, in more ways than one.
Ecosex: the latest web scene for vegetarians searching for like-minded soul mates.
A growing number of exhausted parents are hiring sleep consultants to put their restless babies to bed.
Gays and lesbians look to adventure clubs to find support while testing their limits in the outdoors.
Somark Innovations has developed a tattooing system that can identify sheep, horses and cows with an ink that can be scanned much the way a UPC barcode is scanned at the grocery store. The system may help officials control outbreaks of mad cow disease and provide the food industry with a safer product.
Companies are eliminating traditional office set-ups in favor of public work spaces that encourage mobility and interaction between employees. But the trend irks workers who say the set-up makes them insecure about their jobs.
Divorce American-style: From sexy underwear to voodoo dolls and greeting cards, splitting up has become another occasion to shop.
Increasing numbers of Americans are flying to India to get their teeth capped or filled. They say the cheaper cost of materials and labor makes the journey worth the $2,500 flight. And there's always the Taj Mahal.
Instead of oil paint smeared on a canvas, artists are using the self-portrait photographs of strangers to make online art--a medium that could change art as we know it.
Old-time strongmen bend steel rods into U's and wrench apart horseshoes to prove that no pharmaceuticals are required to attain super-strength.
A dating site just for the good looking annoys evolutionary biologists who question using Darwin's name to weed out unattractive applicants
What happens to the art in a church when it closes? With their own historians, a few archdioceses are uncovering what treasures they have and finding new homes for them.
Ghostly white bicycles chained to street corners are appearing in more and more cities across the globe. Created by cycling activists to commemorate people killed in biking accidents, the memorials are part of a movement to make cycling safer.
Even some hard-core thrift shoppers draw the line at used shoes. Are they overreacting? Some say buying worn footwear helps save money and the environment.
Because of global warming, numerous bird species are showing up where they never have before. Others are refusing to leave locations that they have always migrated from in winter.
Environmentally conscious consumers are using cargo bikes in place of cars, minivans and even moving trucks.
Despite rumors that stamp collecting is a dying pastime, the hobby is thriving in its new Internet-age form.
For a bird that may have been extinct for half a century, the ivory-billed woodpecker has caused quite a stir.
Fencing has long been viewed as a sport of the elite. But educators are discovering that dueling can enhance mathematical performance. They liken it to a physical game of chess.
On the verge of bankruptcy only a year ago, the Dance Notation Bureau has turned itself around and remains the leading center in the world for archived and new Labanotation dance scores.
In the age of Google, something as personal as a name can become a risk, especially when it's shared with someone in the adult entertainment business.
On opening day, baseball fanatics will prove their undying loyalty to their favorite franchises by buying urns and coffins decorated in the colors and insignia of Major League Baseball teams.
Adult sports leagues aren't just for ex-jocks. Charity-minded leagues are mixing outreach and social interaction to connect young professionals with their communities as never before.
A year ago, Donny George was an archaeologist and college professor in Baghdad. Today, he teaches classes on Long Island, one of the few Iraqi scholars who have escaped the escalating war on his nation's academics.
Young people turn to MySpace and Facebook to memorialize departed friends.
Many paraplegics say regaining sexual function is as important as walking again. Some new products, like powerful vibrators and Viagra, help them function better in the bedroom.