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March 10, 2019

Geneticists Help Investigators Solv...

U.S. scientists say they are using a unique method of analyzing DNA and researching genealogy to help investigators solve decades-old murder cases

The Return of Antique Printmaking

Wedding invitations, posters, greeting or business cards — Alessandra Echeverri, owner of Typecase Industries, does all things paper, and she uses only antique press machine

March 3, 2019

Doctor Says Smiling Improves Heart ...

Exercise and diet are keys to a healthier life, as many studies show, but here’s something that may surprise you: A heart specialist also recommends smiling to improve your health. VOA’s Carol Pearson explains

DNA Test Helps Find Unknown Sibling...

Simple DNA testing kits are becoming more popular and affordable. Today, genetic tests can show where your family came from, give you insight into your health, and even reveal unknown living relatives

Hiplet: When Ballet Meets Hip-Hop

A new dance style, born in Chicago, is recognized around the world. It’s called hiplet and combines hip-hop and ballet. Ksenia Turkova traveled to Chicago to meet the Godfather of hiplet, Homer Hans Bryant

Hip-Hop Guru Opens Dance Studio in ...

Jason Cerda is a professional dancer and recording artist. He’s performed on stage with Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and other big-name musicians and now uses his expertise to teach young performers how to dance

Parachuting Into Wildfire: What It&...

They’re called smokejumpers and, as you may guess from the name, they have very dangerous work. Their job is to parachute into the spot where a wildfire has started and put it out with the help of only a pulaski and a handsaw

February 17, 2019

Charity Group Turns Leftover Food I...

From a one-man operation, Nourish Now has grown into a large organization which recovers more than 20,000 kilograms of food to serve 700 families each month

December 16, 2018

Nome, Alaska – Where Gold Seekers...

About 100 years ago, the town of Nome, Alaska, was a busy place with a population of more than 20,000, most of them gold seekers. Today, fewer than 4,000 people live here and prospecting for gold is no longer the main occupation

The Historic Place Where Literary, ...

relatively modest, independently owned bookstore in Washington has become a standout on the cultural scene in the U.S. capital. It’s called Politics and Prose. Since opening in 1984, it’s managed to survive the age of online book buying

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