| 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 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.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:01 PM
The fourth season of "Girls" premieres on Sunday, but HBO has already renewed the series for a fifth season.
According to multiple reports, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement before the audience assembled at the American...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Social media is agog over George Clooney's tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings.
Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody to...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish."
UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
| 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....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"On the Town" is back on Broadway, and whaddya know, it's still a helluva show. Helmer John Rando (who directed the musical at Barrington Stage last year) has given the kid-glove treatment to this 1944 musical salute to New York, fabled for its glorious...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Priceless exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History were threatened when a blaze broke out on the fourth floor on Friday afternoon, the New York Daily News reported.
The flames were reported about 3:30 p.m. and were extinguished by firefighters...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:54 PM
In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs.
Remarkably complete skeletons of the three new species -- Shenshou lui,...