| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos."
She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Two good things to know during Shark Week:
First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal.
And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold a GPS and geocaching activity on Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Extension Educator Cary Chadwick, with the Center for Land Use...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A team of paleontologists has discovered a horned dinosaur with some seriously weird headgear. Meet Mercuriceratops, a Triceratops relative whose bony frill sports wing-like protrusions on either side of its head.
The discovery, described in the journal...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier Saturday morning was hooked by a fisherman on the pier for nearly an hour and had become increasingly annoyed as it tried to free itself, authorities said.
"He was trying to get off the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
It's probably safe to go back in the water.
Despite a recent string of shark sightings off Manhattan Beach, including one that ended with a swimmer being hospitalized after he was bitten near the pier Saturday morning, reports of shark attacks are...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Having recently cleaned its big blue whale, the American Museum of Natural History in New York is ready to welcome adult visitors for its first 21-and-over sleepover Aug. 1.
The museum has hosted sleepovers for children during which the young visitors...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM