| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Has it struck you that skiing has become a preposterously expensive family pastime? With lift tickets close to $100 a day, plus ski school, rentals, food and accommodations, it's not unheard of to spend $1,500 a day for a family of four, and that's...
| Sep 29, 2013
YORK COUNTY — An electric scroll saw has been Hugh Kalns' friend for decades.
The machine helped him achieve a degree of fame in eastern Virginia's crafting community. Delicate, lace-like carvings of angels, kittens, Christmas wreathes, even...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Two halves of the same turtle's arm bone were discovered almost 200 years apart, according to a new study.
A fossil miracle? Totally.
"When two pieces of a fossil fit together, they fit perfectly like a puzzle piece," said Jason Schein, an...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Scientists have found a 20-foot whale that can dive an astonishing 1.8 miles beneath the ocean - a record for a mammal.
The record was reported this week in the journal Plos One.
The miraculous, extreme-diving whale is known as Cuvier's beaked whale...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
| Aug 10, 2013
Even a tourist knows that Florida's official nickname is "The Sunshine State," but the identity of the state pie (Key lime) and state wildflower (Coreopsis) is perhaps not-so-common knowledge.
Such minutiae can be found on the walls of Florida's...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
Happy Freebie Black Friday!
It's the biggest shopping day of the year and I'm here to help you save more with freebies, retail coupons and dining deals good right through Cyber Monday.
If you're out and about today, on Twitter, tweet your deals, best...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Supporters of Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar plan a dinner in his honor on Sunday.
It’s a cocktails and dinner party at the New York Yankee Steak House at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek. The event is only open to the leaders of the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:16 PM
What I will remember most about Harold Ramis is his smile — always there in his work, ever playing across his face. Even when the writer/actor/director was trying to look serious, his eyes twinkled and a grin tugged at the corners of his mouth. As...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Earth Day is April 22, and Disney's Animal Kingdom park will be celebrating with its annual Party for the Planet event.
This year's celebration will teach guests what they can do to make their backyards wildlife-friendly, as well as ways to connect...