Aluminum is the most common in the earth's crust, almost twice as abundant as iron. And one common class of aluminum minerals, collectively called alum, has been in use since at least Greek and Roman times.

Sam Kean

'Salt' is like this snapshot in midair, an action shot. It's about my relationship with the church, the classical and choral music that I dealt with in school, and my new introduction to jazz. It's very hard for me to listen to from beginning to end, because I hear how lost I was.

Lizz Wright

I love mobile gaming. I love being able to take everything with me. If I start a game on my Wii U, say, I want to be able to pick it up on my DS and take it with me when I'm traveling.


We're sometimes treated like the stupid cousin, so I'm always drawn to characters that make you feel good about being Welsh.

Matthew Rhys

There's nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach. I up across the marsh from The Citadel. We loved buying chicken necks at the Piggly Wiggly, tying them to a string on a stick and catching blue crabs.


Odisha is a peaceful state; the people will not stand for violence in a democracy.

Naveen Patnaik