| 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 11, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and her firm, Studio Gang Architects, have been selected to design a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The six-story, $325 million addition, which has yet to be designed and which...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| 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...