| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:11 PM
It's about 6:10 a.m. Thursday and 52 degrees in Costa Mesa.
Gaetano Russo has already been on the clock for 2 1/2 hours.
The skies are still black when his work truck approaches a side gate at the Santa Ana Country Club. He parks the Ford F-350 just...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Even without Google Maps, the route sound takes to the listener is easy to track. It passes through the outer ear and into the ear canal. Not with Cynaps, a Bluetooth headset in a baseball cap that uses bone-conduction technology to send sound directly to...
| Nov 21, 2013
A new exhibit on ancient architecture at the DuPage Children's Museum is designed to inspire, whatever the age of the kids.
The interactive display, titled "Monumental," provides insight on how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical...
| Nov 27, 2013
For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest...
| Nov 26, 2013
Ed Viesturs is regarded by many as America's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. His feats have been featured in the top-grossing IMAX documentary "Everest," which he first climbed at the age of 27. Now 54, Viesturs has written "The Mountain: My Time on...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Two Bahamian citizens were stranded for eight days on their capsized boat in the Atlantic Ocean before they were rescued Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard off the Florida coast, officials said.
The Coast Guard, which located the boat east of Riviera...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After surviving three days in an air pocket at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a Nigerian man was rescued alive by divers who were recovering bodies from the ship he was on, The Washington Post reports.
Divers with DCN Diving rescued Harrison...