There are an estimated 40 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide. That's the entire population of Minnesota -- times 8.
In the animal world, being a good dad means incubating fertilized eggs in your mouth for two months or building a nest from vegetation and the secretions of your own kidneys.
Tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker is the first person ordered into isolation by the federal government in over forty years. His case has returned the word "quarantine" to our public vocabulary.
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is asking Americans to choose her campaign song. How do today's political anthems compare to those of past candidates?
They're kind of like a book group. But instead of discussing the latest bestsellers, these Twin Cities women talk about living wills and cremation, and the music selections they'd like at their funerals.
The rituals of death tell us a lot about the living. What do our customs say about our society? And how do our practices shape the way we view our final fate?
Some say we're all equal in death. Cleary, those people don't realize how personalized the funeral industry has become.
They've been called cities of the silent. But cemeteries actually tell us a lot about society.
Embalming enables the deceased to look as good in death as they did in life. And that's completely altered the scope of the funeral industry.
The rituals of death vary greatly from one religion to another, one culture to the next.
Here is a small sampling of the beliefs that help guide the way people deal with the deceased.
Memorial reefs. Fireworks shows. Diamond rings. These days, there are some pretty interesting places to rest in peace.
Looking good when you're dead isn't easy. Luckily there are people out there who can help.
How do you make yourself heard at the state Capitol? Try firing a cannon.
Smoking bans are nothing new. People have been debating the right to light up since the day European explorers returned from the New World with tobacco.
How did the pomegranate go from an ancient symbol of fertility to the key ingredient in a Starbucks Frappuccino?