How many germs are around us in the kitchen? Scripps News speaks with food experts Chrysan Cronin, the director and associate professor of Public Health at Muhlenberg College; and Donald Schaffner, a distinguished professor in the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University. We find out why the place we prep our food can be a hotbed for germs.
Why are there so many germs in the kitchen?
Scripps News' Lauren Magarino makes a meal with the help of food experts, while they answer questions on food safety.
Why do we eat cranberries at Thanksgiving?
How did this fruit end up becoming such a Thanksgiving staple?
Exploring the impact and history of US foreign aid
As Congress debates aid for Ukraine and Israel, we examine the impact and historic significance of U.S. foreign aid compared to other nations.
Why are school buses yellow?
Exploring the origins of the iconic big yellow school buses that transport around 26 million children across the U.S.
Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93
A statement from the Supreme Court says O'Connor was suffering from "advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer's, and a respiratory illness."
Top world leaders talk of climate crisis and fossil fuels at UN summit
More than 130 world leaders are set to address the COP28 conference in Dubai that seeks to combat human-caused climate change.
Home sales drop to lowest level in 22 years, but there is optimism
The housing market remains plagued by low inventory and high interest rates, causing sales to drop to historically low levels.