| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has removed a reference to God in an exhibition space for visitors, according to reports. An inscription in the museum's new Nature Lab that referenced God was taken down from the space Monday.
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In an announcement today, the White House described...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2013
Ever imagine eating bugs? Well me neither, but adventurous eaters will get a gustatory experience of a lifetime when world-renowned Bug Chef, David George Gordon, gives his unique cooking demonstrations to visitors of all ages Saturday at Da Vinci Science...
| Sep 20, 2013
Today’s Movie Quote Quiz is a tribute to one movie that came up in conversation with my friend at Tuesday’s night’s Triple A Championship Game at Coca Cola Park. It has nothing to do with baseball; our conversations tend to......