| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....
| 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....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...