Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by Victor S. McCloskey, Jr., using as source material a photograph of a portion of the mural by Lumen M. Winter located in the AFL-CIO building in Washington, DC., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Origins of Labor Day

9/5/2022 - By Craig Harris and Kelly Tyko USA Today. Labor Day for many Americans is a three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer and the start of the school year. Nowadays, the holiday might be celebrated with anything from swimming at a beach or pool, grilling, or watching the first college… SEE MORE
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Extreme Heat Uncovers Lost Villages, Ancient Ruins and Shipwrecks

8/17/2022 - By Kevin Simauchi. In an eerie twist, volatile weather and heat-induced drought are unearthing glimpses of lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history. Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past—shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental… SEE MORE