| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:35 PM
I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:39 PM
More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth.
A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
| Aug 19, 2014
Find out what it really means to be blind as a bat this evening at the Northeast Region Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in Dallas, Luzerne County.
A free program on bats, covering everything from biology, behavior, ecological importance,...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
If the producers of television's hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” ever need to add a teenage star to their cast of brilliant, eccentric minds, then Jasmin Joseph of Woodland Hills El Camino Real would fit right in.
She's an aspiring...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:20 PM
"A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Each week, "Florida Flashback" celebrates our area's past and its preservation. When we travel, we take that love of history along, of course. So here's a vacation postcard from a recent visit to the other west coast — to Monterey Bay in California,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Discovery Channel's Shark Week will never be mistaken for the video version of a scientific journal.
Tales of monster sharks and killer sharks and legendary, probably non-existent sharks predominate — what genuine shark scientists call "Shark...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: A few weeks ago, you wrote about a survey which concludes that a job seeker who arrives with a referral is vastly more likely to be hired than is a stranger. Are there other recent studies showing the most productive ways for job seekers to...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:25 PM
There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not.
First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...