| Apr 3, 2014
It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:53 AM
PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rosemary McClure made my week when I saw her piece on Nicaragua ["Revved and Ready," March 9].
My daughter has announced a destination wedding that all her "fun" relatives want to go to, but most are not "adventurous" travelers. So when they decided...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:30 AM
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — The mighty Colorado River, which over millenniums has carved the Grand Canyon, does an unusual thing when it gets south of the Arizona-Mexico border. It dies.
The Morelos Dam — sitting on the international boundary...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report.
Directed by Joe...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:47 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around...
| Feb 21, 2014
The European discovery of Tasmania, that vast island about 150 miles off the coast of southern Australia, came relatively late. Abel Tasman, captain of a Dutch crew, who discovered the island, named it Van Diemen's Land for his patron, Anthony van Diemen....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:59 PM
In a car full of kids, electronics provide a welcome distraction for those not behind the wheel. They also can reduce clutter in the car.
A technology-induced silence doesn't have to be a stupor, said Sue Thotz, a Chicago program manager with Common...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a few weeks shy of 58 when he packed up his studio and, with his wife and daughter, moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. He arrived just in time for the epic collapse of the economy. Not surprisingly, the Great...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Cavorting in the ocean with sociable seals is a stirring experience, and because of this, I don't know a traveler who doesn't have the Galápagos on his or her bucket list. Even though Charles Darwin's living laboratory is 600 miles from the nearest land...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:15 AM
It was ironic for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to use the term "Native Americans" recently when referring to descendants of the indigenous peoples who inhabited this continent before Europeans arrived ("Redskins name controversy heats up with federal...