| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd.
He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell," was described by a team of paleontologists in a study released Wednesday, and researchers say it is even stranger then they first imagined.
The dinosaur's official name is Anzu wyliei, but it was...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"YOU WAITED too long!" That line, delivered with withering dismissal by Lena Headey (aka Cersei Lannister) in the first episode of the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," received a wildly hearty burst of applause from the audience gathered at NYC's...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.
To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.
The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:45 AM
It has been at least a while, and possibly in the whole recorded history of the medium, that a blockbuster science series has aired on conventional broadcast television. But there is no time like the present, whether or not such a thing as the present...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Mar 15, 2014
Sometimes, a rainy day seems like a bad time for a road trip, but it's actually the perfect day for a museum.
Two museums were on my list on a recent excursion to North Florida, but the landscape along the way offers a glimpse of Florida's unspoiled...