| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish."
UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses.
Garrett, 51, who is also...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Smithsonian Channel has set a deal with CBS News for a same-day rebroadcast of "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood."
Smithsonian, a joint venture of CBS Corp.'s Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, will repeat each week's episode...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha.
She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift.
One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art.
Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The annual Museum Day Live!, presented by Smithsonian magazine, is Sept. 27. To honor the spirit and free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the magazine sponsors free admission for many museums and cultural venues...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The New York Times found itself in an Internet dust-up with uber producer Shonda Rhimes on Friday following the online publication of a story by TV critic Alessandra Stanley assessing Rhimes' smallscreen milieu.
The story was taken to task by Rhimes...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Alas, they still haven't found the missing star.
But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house.
Pre-bidding is under...