| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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 5, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Studying the universe — perhaps even modern science as a whole — is as American as apple pie and baseball.
Although America was not the first country to launch a satellite into orbit, it has, for more than half a century, pioneered the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:59 PM
In August, Lego will produce a limited-edition box set called Research Institute, featuring three female scientists in the act of learning more about our world and beyond.
If you buy the set, your little one (or you) can build an astronomer peering into...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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The hunt is on for a Bigfoot-like creature...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy.
Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...