July 3, 2009 In case you forgot to pick up some sparklers for the holiday weekend, don't despair. Ira Flatow and a team of backyard science experts explain how to (safely) make firecrackers, smoke bombs and even an Oreo-fueled rocket, all while learning some basic scientific principles.
July 2, 2009 The Fourth of July is a birthday party and the whole country is invited. And every party needs music. Whether meditating on America's landscape, its freedoms or the things about it that frustrate us, America is ripe for inspiration, as evidenced by the songs here.
July 1, 2009 It's the Fourth of July this weekend, and Americans are dragging out the red, white and blue. For commentator Stephen Kuusisto, those colors are extra sweet this year — that's because it's the first time in 10 years he can see them. He brings us this story of regaining some of his eyesight just in time for summer.
July 4, 2008 From the moment Huckleberry Finn sat on his raft and decided, "All right, then, I'll go to hell," great American books have featured people setting off on their own. Washington, D.C., writer, teacher and musician Will Layman offers three books about rebellion.