| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:11 AM
As the Americans who are at least 5 years old and speak a language other than English at home now exceed 20 percent of the population, museums across the country are responding with bilingual and non-English educational programs for all ages.
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:28 PM
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has been criticized by intelligent-design advocates for allegedly canceling a series of events tied to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution rather than including alternative viewpoints toward evolution,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 1:03 PM
Life is an adventure, one possibly made longer and more successful with travel. A variety of experts have noted the positive impact traveling can have on healthy aging.
The U.S Travel Association has shared that activities and experiences stemming...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:44 PM
We love Cape Cod in summer, but hate the crowded beaches and golf courses, packed restaurants and soul-sucking traffic jams. During the off-season, from now to Memorial Day weekend, there's plenty to do, minus the crowds. Here are some suggestions (it's...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:06 PM
As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.
There was one creature, however, that...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Kids will have a chance to wish Happy BirdDay to George, the double yellow-head Amazon parrot that lives in the Oak Park Conservatory's tropical room. But there's more than that to KidsFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 615 Garfield St., Oak Park....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Igor Caragodin was looking for the perfect specimen. He and his crew had been riding for hours in the bed of a dusty safari truck across the Burkina Faso savanna. The sun reached high in the sky and the sub-Saharan winds seared their faces.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:53 PM
The skull of the suspected Civil War soldier arrived at the Smithsonian in a square box.
The lower jaw was missing, as were four front teeth and some nasal bones, but otherwise it was in remarkable condition, considering it was thought to have been in...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:00 PM
It's hard to imagine many people who've had as productive a year as Pharrell Williams, the singer, producer, actor, designer and trendsetting fashion plate who could take home multiple awards at Sunday's Grammys, where he is nominated in six categories....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Feb. 13-16: Winter Carnival, Galena. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosts this event, which includes snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on 26 miles of groomed trails, sledding, ice skating, turkey bowling and sled-dog rides. In the evening there...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:50 PM
If you think you have a rodent problem in your house, just be glad it’s not this one. Scientists have discovered that the largest-known rodent to have ever roamed Earth had ferocious front teeth useful for fighting and digging – much in the...