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Curious Kids: Why do onions make you cry?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Why do onions make you cry? – Dana L., age 12, Belmont, Massachusetts Onions are…

Migrants test Trump strategy, cross river into Mexico

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border. The migrants…

Watch as dust storms, golf-ball-sized hail batter Australia

Parts of southeastern Australia were pelted by hailstones the size of golf balls, big enough to smash car windows and injure birds, less than 24 hours after the region was hit by massive dust storms. The hailstorms arrived in the…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 20

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Buzz Aldrin, Bill Maher, Kellyanne Conway, Questlove and more.

Fact-checking Trump's frequent claims of 'biggest' ever

Just as President Donald Trump's tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn't the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic proportions. A sampling from a week in political rhetoric.

Super Bowl history: Search scores, teams, cities and more

Want to know who won Super Bowl 11? The final score and the Most Valuable Player? How many times have the Patriots made the big game? Our Super Bowl database is here to help. Search by multiple variables including Super…

Here's the full list of winners at the 2020 SAG Awards

“Parasite” has officially infected this year’s award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean film became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best-picture contender to the…

Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017. Tgraphic/Shutterstock.com We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 19

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Tippi Hedren, Dolly Parton, Paula Deen, Katey Sagal, Jeff Van Gundy, Shawn Wayans, Frank Caliendo, Jodie Sweetin, Damien Chazelle, Logan Lerman and more.

NFL at 100: Iconic moments mark history of NFC title games

With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history. There's plenty…