| 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...
| Dec 10, 2014
Delray Beach was the hub for Palm Beach County surfers in the mid-1960s. Boards were hand crafted downtown. World-class talent shared the swells with locals. The now-defunct Delray Beach News Journal ran a "Hang Ten" column.
"A lot of great stories come...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:45 PM
In 2004, a team of scientists in my research lab, then at the University of North Carolina, used DNA sequencing to show that at least 60% of fish sold as red snapper in markets across the U.S. were mislabeled and were other species. The seafood industry...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Is it possible?
Is it possible there is something everyone in your gang will enjoy this holiday season, no matter what their ages -- even the I-don't-want-to-go-anywhere-with-you teens? Even better, you're guaranteed not to bust the holiday gift budget...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:33 PM
As soon as junior Veronica Lloyd's classes at Lafayette College end at 3:30 p.m. Friday, she'll hop in a car and head to New York City, where she and her friends have booked a room near Times Square.
Lloyd is among the multitude of students and alumni...
| 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....
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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 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....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:06 PM
About 14,000 years ago, modern humans roamed to South Florida and lived side by side with mammoths, mastodons and saber-tooth tigers.
That, at least, is what Florida Atlantic University scientists hope to prove by analyzing ancient DNA found at an...