The Lacey Act, a 115-year-old law that seeks to protect threatened species, is still going strong.
Experts say a seven-game World Series will see three-and-a-half broken bats.
When it was no longer easy or cheap to burn trees for development, a new economy had to be forged from fossil fuel.
The Mycenaean world was built on a solid base of bronze, but that edifice was found to have wooden feet.
Wood, as fuel and building material, is the unsung hero of the technological developments that brought humanity from a bone-and-stone culture to the Industrial Revolution.