The Osgood File
The Osgood File / 04-24-15 / 9:25 AM04/24/15
Few things are as vital as getting a good night's sleep. But for some of us, getting some shuteye can be hard to come by. More than one out of five Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder.
The Osgood File / 04-24-15 / 8:25 AM
These days, many of us hold Congress in what you might call "minimum high regard." But there is one institution which Congress created more than two centuries ago that draws all kinds of praise.
The Osgood File / 04-24-15 / 7:25 AM
When Maya Angelou died last May, she was working on a hip-hop video of her poem "Harlem Hopscotch"
The Osgood File / 04-24-15 / 6:25 AM
Although the US Geologic Survey does not include small tremors caused by oil drilling in its hazard maps, used for building codes and insurance purposes
The Osgood File / 04-23-15 / 9:25 AM
Wine tasting - on the professional level, anyway - is a complex and involved discipline
The Osgood File / 04-23-15 / 8:25 AM
School isn't always easy for kids, and it's not always easy for the teacher either
The Osgood File / 04-23-15 / 7:25 AM
Some of us say we have tin ears - we can't tell a beautiful melody from sheer noise...
The Osgood File / 04-23-15 / 6:25 AM
Some cancers can be caused by gene mutations, that can be tested for. But the tests have been very expensive
The Osgood File / 04-22-15 / 9:25 AM
Many of us are not very fond of rats, to say the least. Here in New York, for example, some of the rats that we see scurrying along the subway late at night appear to be quite large, indeed.
The Osgood File / 04-22-15 / 8:25 AM
Every parent who has more than one child knows that no two are the same
The Osgood File / 04-22-15 / 7:25 AM
You probably don't have synesthesia, hearing colors and seeing sound, among other fascinating abilities
The Osgood File / 04-22-15 / 6:25 AM
One of the problems with treating cancer with chemotherapy is that, despite all the different cancer drugs available, it's tough to know which ones will work in a particular case
The Osgood File / 04-21-15 / 9:25 AM
Suppose you're a handsome young male mouse and you'd like to attract a nice female mouse so the two of you can make MORE mice! How would you do that?
The Osgood File / 04-21-15 / 8:25 AM
There's been a special relationship, however, between the British and their gin that dates back to the 1700's.
The Osgood File / 04-21-15 / 7:25 AM
The Germanwings airline crash found to have been intentionally caused by the co-pilot has led some to wonder if we're better off flying in planes without pilots.
The Osgood File / 04-21-15 / 6:25 AM
In baseball, football, golf or tennis, it's not what you do but the way that you do it that makes the difference.
The Osgood File / 04-20-15 / 9:25 AM
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz. The bandleader and trumpeter - who used his cheeks as bagpipes, in a way - was a role model for many artists on and off the stage
The Osgood File / 04-20-15 / 8:25 AM
Today is the fifth anniversary of one of the worst ecological disasters in history...
The Osgood File / 04-20-15 / 7:25 AM
Modern technology allows us to accomplish more things in less time than we ever could before. But sometimes, the very things that allow us to get more done can become serious distractions
The Osgood File / 04-20-15 / 6:25 AM
If you've ever wanted to build your own robot, but don't think you're good enough at programming or engineering, you might be in luck.
- Warrenton, VA