Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.
At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.
Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.
A 50-foot (15.24-meter) tall sport rocket built by interns and students takes off from Ft. Carson near Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sunday, July 24. Student interns from the United Launch Alliance (ULA), Ball Aerospace and students from Colorado combined forces in the production. Over an eight-week period, interns from ULA and Ball Aerospace designed, built and tested their rockets with guidance from both companies.
The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey.
Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" -- a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.
Armed with an orange staple gun and dozens of burlap squares entwined with ratty green roots, Mike Kane wades hip-deep into the swamp to restore what generations of thieves have stolen.
For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: "Whoa!"
As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with -- it's also the hot and sticky weather.
Prince William thinks his son got too many presents on his third birthday.