| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Tyler Dvorak was lying in slippery guano and smiling as his flashlight shined on a telltale shape in a crevice near the top of Ship Rock, which rises sheer and stark from the sea about a mile off the coast of Santa Catalina Island.
It was an ashy storm-...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Ari'Yonna Vrathwaite thought she would be a music producer when she grew up, until she started attending a program at the National Aquarium this week. Now, the program that gets students involved in research about the Chesapeake Bay watershed has given...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Actor Michael Pitt loves two things, in particular, about "I Origins."
He has stuck around for screenings and stayed after for discussions and noticed there is a point in the movie where a good portion of the audience begins to cry. "And that's really...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:29 PM
A Japanese scientist who played an instrumental role in two discredited studies about a new type of stem cells hanged himself at his research institute in Kobe, according to media reports there.
Yoshiki Sasai, a deputy director of the RIKEN Center for...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Kyle Cox has worn plenty of white medical coats the past few years. The one he put on Monday morning was the fashion statement of a lifetime.
"Lab coats, they're different," he said. "They're much less formal than this bad boy."
He gazed down at the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ANACORTES, Wash. The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars.
"Scoters," Sherman Anderson said. "Three of them. At 11 o'clock. Look like surfs."
"Marbled murrelets," he...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
HAMPTON — Ten travel-weary high school students came to shore around noon Saturday at Fort Monroe nearly 80 miles from where they first started their paddle down the James River in Richmond.
After eight days on the water, the group completed the...
| 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,...