| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Over the last nine years of motherhood, I have had so many important moments with my boys thanks to books. When they were little, we would snuggle together and read board books until the pages were worn. In fact, I recently put a bin of these in the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd.
He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History presents "Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples," a lecture and book signing by Dr. Lucianne Lavin, director of research and collections, Institute for American Indian Studies. The lecture will be held in the...
| Nov 30, 2013
Thousands of blacktip and spinner sharks will swim into South Florida in the next few weeks in an annual migration that yields spectacular aerial videos and occasional beach closures.
Up to 15,000 have been counted on a single day off Palm Beach...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:44 AM
"Mark the Shark" is living up to his name.
Captain Mark Quartiano, a seasoned commerical fisherman who has been featured on "Shark Week," caught a 14-foot long, 800-pound sea creature while fishing off the coast of Miami and now there's some debate as...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents "Do You Live In A Food Desert? How Many Calories Can $1 Get You?," a lecture by Dr. Debarchana (Debs) Ghosh, from UConn's Geography...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity.
In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON A rug woven long ago by Armenian orphans is presenting the White House with a tough political knot.
Dozens of lawmakers from California and other states with large Armenian-American populations want the rug put on public display. White House...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.
During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Who knew the small city of Rockford, Ill., a little more than an hour from Chicago, is home to Jane, the most complete juvenile T-Rex (about 11 years old, scientists estimate) and Homer, the most complete adolescent Triceratops. He's seven feet...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
In this age of consumer goods shipped readily from China and real-time video chats conducted with friends in Africa, it is difficult to imagine how stunning the World's Columbian Exposition must have been during its run.
For six months in Jackson Park,...