Tag: Sunday Special

June 9, 2019

Smithsonian Museum Wows with Fossil...

A remarkable fossils exhibition opens at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington on Saturday. Located in the newly restored fossil hall, it contains over 700 fossils, including dinosaurs, plants and insects going back billions of years

May 26, 2019

A New Robot Promises to Meet Your I...

A new personal home robot follows you around your home, navigating past obstacles, so you can multitask while staying connected. Deana Mitchell takes a tour~VOA

The Man Who Quit The Opera To Help ...

Vadim Cheldiyev abandoned a career as an opera singer at the prestigious Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to return to his home town in the Caucasus and help the poor

US Transcontinental Railroad Celebr...

It’s been 150 years since the U.S. transcontinental railroad connected America’s East and West. To celebrate the anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is highlighting an event that quite literally united the nation

New Breast Cancer Treatment Offers ...

Regular screenings and advanced treatments are helping more women than ever to survive breast cancer. But even when their disease is caught early, more than 200,000 U.S. women each year are facing possible mastectomies or weeks of radiation. But a new study suggests that, for some women, there’s an easier third option

Painting Canyons

Bruce Aiken, an oil painter, is most known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, where he spent over 30 years with his wife and kids. Find out how his journey began and the creative process behind his paintings

Preserving Mongolian Culture

We talk to Gankhuyag Natag, a mask maker and visual artist who came to the U.S. from Mongolia in 2002. Learn the story behind why he wanted to create 108 masks – a sacred number in Buddhism – and the different creative outlets he’s using to introduce Mongolian culture to the world

May 19, 2019

The Neon Attraction of Las Vegas

The famous Las Vegas strip lights up the night with neon signs and animated images. The Las Vegas Neon Museum has been lighting up the city since 2012. That’s when activists, art lovers and local officials decided that neon signs that have seen better days deserved to be viewed and enjoyed by a new generation of tourists. Roman Mamonov traveled to Las Vegas and visited the unusual museum

May 12, 2019

In Remote Tajik Mountains, Pamiris ...

The Pamir Mountains of northern Tajikistan are sometimes known as “the roof of the world.” Isolated by the rugged terrain, the Pamiri people who live there have preserved some of the Zoroastrian traditions that preceded the advent of Islam

Laughter Yoga Replaces ‘Ommmm...

Laughter is the best medicine” is a common phrase often found printed on plaques and sewn onto pillows at your grandma’s house. But the practice of yoga has taken it in a whole new direction over the years. We found a laughter yoga class in Richmond, Virginia

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