| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures.
Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A state coastal agency could decide soon whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development.
The California Coastal...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The California Coastal Commission is slated to decide whether Huntington Beach can change the zoning designation of a parcel to allow housing on a site that opponents say is home to 9,000 years' worth of Native American artifacts and remains.
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:38 PM
A state coastal agency could soon decide whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development.
The California Coastal...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Some things just naturally go together, like peanut butter and jelly.
This summer, Francis Scott Key's original manuscript for "The Star-Spangled Banner" — America's national anthem — will be reunited for the first time with the flag that...
| Jan 11, 2014
Experts at the Smithsonian's soon-to-open National Museum of African-American History and Culture are touching down in Fort Lauderdale to see your personal treasures. And they don't mean your grandfather's toothbrush.
On the final leg of a national tour...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century.
But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...