| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Staring into the dramatic corpse of a dead star known as Cassiopeia A, astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescope have for the first time mapped out radioactive titanium in a supernova. Charting this astrophysical frontier, as described in the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist.
Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark.
Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour.
The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
| Feb 14, 2014
Inside the Dania Beach warehouse called Gallery of Amazing Things, the art on display does much to reflect the name of its home: 10-foot-tall chandeliers studded with porcelain butterflies, limestone fossils, World War II-era naval binoculars and even the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Some schools will soon be out for February vacation, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. You can sign your child up for one of these vacation day programs or visit a nearby attraction.
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
56 Lexington St.,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Martin Byhower has trekked across Chadwick School's Palos Verdes Peninsula campus for 30 years. Fossils scattered across the hilltop grounds often caught the eye of the seventh-grade life sciences teacher.
Two years ago, he spotted one that particularly...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday.
Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:04 PM
In the northeast of China, at the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, scientists have discovered thousands of exquisitely preserved fossils of plants and birds, dinosaurs and mammals. Together they make up the Jehol Biota -- an ecosystem, preserved in ash,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:32 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films.
The deal, completed Friday morning, is...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:14 PM
An astonishing article in the latest issue of Science (purchase required) documents how America's scientific patrimony--specifically, its fossil record--has come under the control of commercial interests.
They're now marketing what are often...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Mating between Neanderthals and the ancestors of Europeans and East Asians gave our forebears important evolutionary advantages but may have created a lot of sterile males, wiping out much of that primitive DNA, new genetic studies suggest.