| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth.
As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
| Apr 26, 2011
Summertime and traveling can be easy -- but for families there are special considerations. Are itineraries and lodgings comfortable? Before we started a family, many of us hiked and backpacked through Europe or Asia, eating on the go and sleeping in...
| Dec 7, 2011
Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
| Jul 3, 2011
The idea of caring for the environment seems to be easier to get across to kids than to adults. Many adults just think the world is too complicated. "What difference does one light bulb or one plastic water bottle make in the wide world?" they think.
| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:05 AM
A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street.
In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a street renamed to honor seven firefighters who died during the...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:51 AM
CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore the colleges, pubs, green spaces and leafy towpaths of Cambridge, England? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the city that is home to one of world's...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:14 AM
For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.
"You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
| May 29, 2012
Few universities can look back on a history so venerable as the College of William and Mary.
Chartered by royal decree in 1693, America's second oldest college soon became home to its first law school — and it educated so many Founding Fathers that...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Prometheus * * *
Hace tres décadas, Ridley Scott se convirtió en uno de los directores más respetados en el campo de la ciencia ficción al dirigir Alien y Blade Runner, cintas creativas que renovaron el género y se convirtieron en objeto de culto entre...