| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.
The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica.
On board the steam...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Young-adult specialist Alloy Entertainment is developing a movie version of K.L. Going's "King of the Screwups."
Alloy's president Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins are on board to produce the project.
Going's novel, published in 2010, centers on a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Last year, the completely redesigned Ford Escape arrived to do battle in the hotly contested market for small crossover utility vehicles. The market approved of the changes as there were 35,000 more sales of the new Escape in 2013 than of the previous...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The U.S. government moved to impose substantial punitive tariffs on hundreds of millions of dollars of imported steel products from South Korea and eight other countries, a much-anticipated decision that marks one of the largest anti-dumping cases in...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The operator of an automotive shop in Rocky Hill is suing his former landlord and the building's previous owner, Pratt & Whitney, alleging that they failed to warn him about harmful chemicals that caused serious medical issues for him and his workers....
| Jun 27, 2014
What do you get when you add custom cabinets, shelves and sinks to your laundry room? A reimagined, efficient space that can multitask and blend with the rest of your home.
The space can double as a mudroom or hobby area, even a home office.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Each spring, potted herbs and vegetables dot the fire escape of Steve Kelly's home in Mount Vernon.
He grows anywhere from six to nine types of peppers, ranging from red and yellow to cayenne and banana. His herbs include basil, tarragon, chives,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Three decades ago the minivan appeared as a viable replacement for the stodgy station wagon.
Now, Ford thinks it has a viable alternative to the stodgy minivan: the Transit Connect Wagon.
Just don't call it a wagon around anyone wearing a Ford logo....
| Aug 15, 2014
Proper care of jewelry will extend the life of the piece, whether it's an inexpensive bauble or an heirloom.
The most basic step in caring for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings and watches is to be mindful of how they're worn, jewelry experts say....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Specialized machinery and processes used for filtering out chromium 6 from drinking water are set to be relocated from a less contaminated well to a well that is more tainted by the cancer-causing agent.
The facility is currently housed at a well in a...