International Snow Sculptures in Breckenridge CO

The 31st annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota will return to Breckenridge from Jan. 24 – Feb. 2, 2022. Teams of sculptors from around the world will descend on Breckenridge to carve 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of man-made snow...
Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

The Covid-19 experts say we’re safest outdoors and can even take off our masks in most settings. So, you’re thinking, where can you take the kids safely for a winter or spring break that won’t bust the budget? There are many options. But keep in mind that so-called...
Yellowstone (and other national parks) in winter

Yellowstone (and other national parks) in winter

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Miguel couldn’t have cared less about the spectacular show that Old Faithful performed that sunny winter afternoon. That’s because Miguel, so named by my two daughters, was an 1,800-pound Bison cavorting in the snow in...

Chicago International Puppet Theater

The 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival begins today with a line-up of contemporary puppet acts and artists from Chicago and the U.S. Performances will be presented at venues large and small throughout Chicago today through Jan. 30. Founded to establish...
Tools Scientists Use To Study Viruses

Tools Scientists Use To Study Viruses

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a wealth of resources online to help people learn how scientists study viruses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists were able to decode the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s genome in under 48 hours, get a view of its...