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A brief history of American winemaking

A brief history of American winemaking

The American love affair with wine dates back to the earlier European settlers in the 16th century, when they began making wine with a native grape known as muscadine. Today every state produces wine, though almost half of the more than 9,700 wineries are based in...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million US cars

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million US cars

25 May 2018 Image copyright FCA Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million US vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. It warned owners, including those outside the US, not to use the function until they get software upgrades. The...
Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new visitor, and it’s not welcome. No one is quite sure how the longhorned tick Haemaphysalis longicornis, an invasive bug originally from East Asia arrived in New Jersey and where, exactly, it came from. But what is clear is that this new tick is...
Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new visitor, and it’s not welcome. No one is quite sure how the longhorned tick Haemaphysalis longicornis, an invasive bug originally from East Asia arrived in New Jersey and where, exactly, it came from. But what is clear is that this new tick is...
Why the Catholic church is ‘hemorrhaging’ priests

Why the Catholic church is ‘hemorrhaging’ priests

Priests are Catholicism’s greatest figures: shepherds who manage believers’ relationship with the divine. But, as Pope Francis recently acknolwedged, their numbers are dwindling. In fact, the number of priests worldwide has been dropping since the 1930s. In Argentina,...
The forgotten history of Memorial Day

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country. The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 28 marks the 150th anniversary of...

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