| Apr 6, 2011
Thomas Eisner, who became known as the "father of chemical ecology" as a result of his pioneering studies of how insects use chemicals to mate, elude predators and capture prey, died March 25 at his home in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 81 and had Parkinson's...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94.
His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just 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...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 8:50 PM
"The Danger Box" By Blue Balliett Scholastic, $16.99, 320 pages (ages 9-12)
"Every book is a box of ideas. /Every book that shares secrets is a Danger Box." And thus author Blue Balliett launches our exploration into the world of Zoomy Chamberlain, a...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2010
The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society
Edited by Bill Bryson
William Morrow: 506 pp., $35
There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Evolution and natural selection areÂ explained in “Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure,”Â anÂ exhibit that opens at the Orlando Science CenterÂ thisÂ Saturday. The display elements are themed around a boy (Charlie)...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 4:35 PM
From whimsical Web comics to comedic coming-of-age tales to political memoirs, female comic book authors are helping redefine the genre. Here's a look at a few of our favorites: Kate Beaton Canadian cartoonist Kate Beaton began uploading her Web comics â...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Why did we lose interest in science, and how can we get it back? In an Op-Ed article from Sunday's pages, Meryl Comer, president of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative, and Chris Mooney, coauthor of "Unscientific America: How Scientific.....