| May 31, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's famous fin whale is enjoying a rare quiet morning — one last moment of serenity before its surroundings change completely.
The 63-foot whale skeleton, which hung horizontally for more than 60...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Like a lot of other local landmarks on the Peninsula, Rice's fossil pit off Harris Creek Road in Hampton was nationally and even internationally known because of its high-profile links to the past.
Numerous times during the roughly 30 years it was open,...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo":
"Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the big names in the new comedy "The Internship," but the real star of the film is Google.
The company campus in Mountain View, Calif., is the setting for the movie in which Vaughn and Wilson play down-on-their-luck...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:44 PM
A science museum seems like a quaint idea in the interactive Internet age.
Lewis Crampton, president of the South Florida Science Museum, thinks so, too.
He believes, in effect, that "museum" suggests a lot of moseying around, observing and musing....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 11:02 AM
They may be long extinct, but dinosaurs came to life today for elementary school students.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History's dinosaur exhibit opened for Martinsville kids Friday.
It's full of bones and full cast models of reptiles and animals...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:54 PM
I counted at least 21 vultures roosting atop the trees and power lines of that creepy property. It was kind of cool; reminded me of big bird sentinels standing guard outside a haunted house. — Passing By, El Centro
What we didn’t know about...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Conventional wisdom has long intimated that girls are more adept at language arts and reading than boys of the same age. A recent study indicates there may be some merit to the assumption that boys tend to lag behind girls in reading. In order to...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:29 PM
It's pouring — sleeting, actually, though it is June — and we're trudging straight up hill in spongy tundra.
We're soaked through and have no choice but to picnic on soggy sandwiches in the downpour. Are we having fun yet?
Absolutely! We are...
| May 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, survived the financial crisis better than most — only to have the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year expose embarrassing flaws in its accounting and risk controls.