| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The toughest thing to find on the Internet, besides a phone number for eBay, might be free downloadable music. Everyone's buying music at iTunes or Amazon.com or streaming it at Spotify, Slacker or Pandora.
When pride of ownership at no cost matters,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary.
Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Thanks to 3D printing, American society may be about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
A Johns Hopkins scientist is seeking to adapt the technology to grow human jaw bones — potentially revolutionizing implant procedures. A Halethorpe...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
“End of Serenity,” the famous photograph taken by Indian Lake resident Val McClatchey on Sept. 11, 2001, will find a home aboard the USS Somerset.
The photo depicts a smoke plume above a red barn near the crash site of United Airlines Flight...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:50 PM
"End of Serenity," the famous photograph taken by Indian Lake resident Val McClatchey on Sept. 11, 2001, will find a home aboard the USS Somerset.
The photo depicts a smoke plume above a red barn near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. A...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Los Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:43 PM
More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
PETOSKEY — Petoskey’s cultural offerings recently helped the community secure a spot on a list of top U.S. small towns to visit.
Smithsonian Magazine profiled Petoskey in its April issue as part of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in...
| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
After Jon Spelman got the bad news, he found himself thinking often and at odd moments about "Moby-Dick."
Perhaps that's because the behemoth that was attacking the Baltimore storyteller was as submerged, unreasoning and unpredictable as any great white...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It started as a fleeting thought brought on by cooler temperatures and sunny skies.
"It's interesting how all these museums are so close together," I muse aloud, flipping through a Calendar section.
My editor's head swivels toward me. Her eyes light...
| Feb 15, 2013
A recent study by researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been all over the news recently.
The study claims cats kill birds and mammals with abandon, and that trap-neuter-return — the nationally...