Chicago, Illinois - Of all the many useful and interesting periodic tables on the Internet—the periodic tables of the animals, vegetables, and minerals—and U.S. Presidents, Vienna® Chicago-style hot dog condiments, SQL server dynamic management objects, and paleo food—the original Periodic Table of the Elements remains my favorite.

Munich, Germany - Secretary Kerry met today in Munich with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Meeting on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, the two ministers discussed ongoing efforts at the United Nations to enact measures which address continued violations by the DPRK of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions.

Los Angeles, California - The American Red Cross launches a home fire awareness campaign called 2Steps2Minutes that aims to save lives from a silent killer that takes more lives each year than all hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods combined. Launched in partnership with millennial-focused media company What’s Trending, iHeartMedia, The Charity Network and Reveal Project, the campaign calls attention to the two steps critical to safely escaping a home fire:

Phoenix, Arizona - The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against two operators of online “high schools” that claim to be legitimate but are alleged to be little more than diploma mills charging anywhere from $135 to $349 for a worthless certificate.

New York - The move to digital and online shopping shows no sign of slowing down, but when it comes to love, shoppers want to get physical. Today, new insights revealed that when it comes to expressing love, shoppers across the globe prefer the personal touch by picking out presents in store for their Valentine.

San Diego, California - A pink flatworm-like animal known by a single species found in waters off Sweden has puzzled biologists for nearly six decades. New discoveries half a world away by a team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the Western Australian Museum, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have helped properly identify these elusive creatures through genetic analysis.