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  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans

    Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans
    Two good things to know during Shark Week: First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal. And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
  • The fate of the California gnatcatcher

    The fate of the California gnatcatcher
    Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
  • READER SUBMITTED: High Tech Treasure Hunting Using GPS Focus Of Museum Of Natural History Activity

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold a GPS and geocaching activity on Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Extension Educator Cary Chadwick, with the Center for Land Use...
  • 'Cosmos' Writer Ann Druyan on Science and Seth MacFarlane

    Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos." She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...
  • FEATURE-Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun. The American Museum of Natural History...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.

    Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.
    Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings. Often...
  • American Museum of Natural History is holding an adult sleepover

    American Museum of Natural History is holding an adult sleepover
    Having recently cleaned its big blue whale, the American Museum of Natural History in New York is ready to welcome adult visitors for its first 21-and-over sleepover Aug. 1. The museum has hosted sleepovers for children during which the young visitors...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
  • 'All the Light We Cannot See' pinpoints 2 lives in war

    'All the Light We Cannot See' pinpoints 2 lives in war
    "All the Light We Cannot See" is a World War II novel about children, the kind of undertaking that requires a lot of work to rise above emotional manipulation. For the first hundred or so pages, the book seems to rely on ready signifiers of heartbreak and...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    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...