Max Rivlin-Nadler · 07/04/13 10:11AM

The Statue of Liberty has reopened to the public for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. It had only been open for a few days last October after a year of renovations when Liberty Island was pummeled by the storm, leading to another shutdown of the statue.

The Long, Hard Journey of a Firework

Brian Moylan · 07/01/11 04:51PM

This weekend when you're setting off Roman candles and other such contraptions in the backyard, take a minute to stop and think of what the firework itself goes through on its flight. It soars in the air, explodes, and then crashes to earth. Let's show you!

Out of the Park

Brian Moylan · 07/02/10 06:00PM

[This home run got an early start on the long weekend by sunning herself in the park. Hope you guys have a great July 4th weekend and get to, um, see some fireworks. Image via Getty]