| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The longer humans live, the more likely they are to push other species to the brink of extinction and, conversely, spur the rise of invasive birds and mammals species.
That sobering news comes via a new study from UC Davis, published in the journal...
| Oct 13, 2013
TAI TAPU, New Zealand — Can you imagine a scene in which you turn into the oak-shaded driveway of a grand country estate, pull up outside the manor house and are greeted by a row of staff standing at attention? The car door is opened, bags and...
| Jan 28, 2014
In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand.
Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018.
The filmmaker made the...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The Rolling Stones have thus far postponed a total of seven concert dates after the death of L'Wren Scott, the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who's long been romantically linked to Stones leader Mick Jagger.
All of the dates are part of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We get letters. OK ... emails, mostly. Some tweets. And, yes, still the occasional missive with an actual stamp, typically affixed with a lovely shade of bile that sears through the envelope.
Beginning today, we'll use this space to occasionally...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose will spend the summer doing a little play in the Berkshires, signing on to star in Sam Shepard's 1983 play "Fool for Love" at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Mass.
Pine, a theater guy before Hollywood...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:22 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — China said Saturday that its satellite spotted a large object floating in the south Indian Ocean area that has become a focal point in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
A Chinese defense agency said on...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit."
In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:38 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Spurred by additional satellite leads, Australian officials on Sunday ramped up a multinational effort to comb a vast stretch of the south Indian Ocean for traces of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
One of the stars for Venice High this season is a foreign-exchange student from New Zealand, James Cherrington. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound 17-year-old has six sacks playing defensive end.
Not bad for someone who showed up last January having never...