The radiant white homing pigeons who've become in-demand entertainers at weddings and funerals alike, and the man who loves them.
These six people are trying to make dying in America better — for both the living and the dead.
On TV, a few pushes on their chest will bring someone back to life. But the truth — as described here by a palliative care physician at Duke University School of Medicine — is more complicated.
In Japan, a pair of upright chopsticks is placed in a bowl of rice beside the deceased as it is prepared for viewing. In Belgium, funeral food, usually dark bread or cake, must be devoid of other colors and served on a black napkin or plate. White wine is served to avoid the introduction of color to the meal.
It's been 30 years since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" let cartoons loose in a live-action film — or is it the other way around? A visual history of the best (and weirdest) moments in cartoon-human relations.
Throughout history, humans have not let low stakes interfere with big egos. Here are the top 60 moments in our long, long history of just being extra.
How young adult horror novels of the 1980s and '90s turned teen angst into an epic struggle against the forces of darkness.
It's hard to live in any urban area if you are anxious about elevators. Somehow, these New Yorkers make it work.
These days, it seems like everyone has a security detail. We spent a day with three men in suits to find out how it feels to be safe.
I'm peering into a crib in the nursery of BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. Inside the crib, two "newborns" in white bonnets — Cabbage Patch Kid dolls with hand-sewn fabric faces, priced at $225 each — stare back at me blankly.
For more than 63 years, Disneyland has proclaimed itself the "happiest place on earth." But a recent survey revealed that one in ten of its employees has experienced homelessness while working there. How did the world's most famous theme park become such a distinctly unmagical place to make a living?
At the Saratoga Race Course, every racehorse is carefully groomed, exercised and trained for the winner's circle. For the workers who take care of them, the hours are long and the pay is low, but most of them wouldn't give up life on the backstretch for anything.
From the toilets of the Romans to those of Amazon warehouse employees, workplace bathrooms reveal a lot about the distribution of power.
Find out if you have what it takes to get a US work visa, with a little help from our handy quiz.
How a scientist found a rainforest on top of a mountain, then led a team of 28 scientists, logistics experts, climbers and others to a place where humans had not set foot for centuries.
Since the sinking of the Titanic, the patrol has been on the lookout for rogue skyscrapers of ice. It's a job that's as boring as it is dangerous, and these men and women wouldn't have it any other way.
The Berkeley Pit is a gorgeous, toxic former mining site in Montana that's beloved by tourists. But unless it's cleaned up soon, it could become the worst environmental disaster in American history.
For 144 years, the residents of Braddock, Pennsylvania, have lived and died by the rhythms of the Edgar Thomson steel mill.
On any given day in North America's largest city, millions of residents can't count on getting water through their taps. Meet the Mexico City natives whose lives are ruled by scarcity.
One is for fighting, one is for fun — but it's getting harder to tell them apart. A soldier-turned-war-reporter asks why child's play is starting to look more like combat, and vice versa.