| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Scientists have identified a "garbage patch" in the Atlantic Ocean that is similar to a well-known patch of plastic debris in the Pacific, the Associated Press reports. The swirl of small plastic debris is hard to spot from the air,......
| Jan 2, 2010
Joe R. Nevarez, a copy boy turned reporter for the Los Angeles Times who broke barriers as one of the newspaper's first Mexican American staff writers, died of natural causes Tuesday at his Monterey Park home, according to his daughter Margaret Nevarez....
| Jan 17, 2010
Getting to Pigeon Key these days isn't as easy as it used to be. In years past, it was a popular place to take a break -- and maybe grab a cold drink or dash a few lines on a postcard -- during the long drive from Miami to Key West. A ramp from the two-...
| Jan 24, 2010
Colin Markland relishes the feel of an ocean breeze as it musses his white hair. The 80-year-old retired doctor lives in Charleston, S.C., not far from his beloved Atlantic Ocean, a sea he has crossed by ship more times than he can remember.
| Dec 12, 2010
Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99
One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
| Jul 20, 2010
Stephen H. Schneider, a Stanford University biologist on the vanguard of climate-change research for four decades, who argued eloquently on human culpability in global warming and willingly threw himself into the political fray to explain and defend the...
| Sep 12, 2010
Our waiter was staring at us in disbelief. Finally, he leaned forward and, ever so politely, asked my husband to repeat himself.
Although we had just ordered three appetizers, a soup and two main courses (we did eat every bite), my husband was, indeed,...
| Sep 12, 2010
Silvery Spanish moss embraces giant live oaks that line the road, touching overhead to create a cathedral ceiling. Their lacy patterns change constantly, on rare moments becoming thick enough to blot out the sun and surround the cars and passengers...
| Jun 12, 2007
Homer J. Stewart, the Caltech engineer who helped develop many of America's first satellites, died May 26 at his home in Altadena. He was 91.
Stewart played a key role in developing the Explorer I satellite, as well as having a hand in the development of...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 9:33 PM
Koure, Niger â A crisp African dawn is breaking overhead, and Zibo Mounkaila is on the back of a pickup truck bounding across a sparse landscape of rocky orange soil. The tallest animals on earth are here, the guide says,......
| Mar 20, 2008
| 1:23 PM
A tourist was killed by a large sting ray off the Florida Keys this morning when the barb-tailed animal jumped out of the water into the woman's boat, officials said.
Judy Kay Zagorski, of Pigeon, Mich., was sitting in a boat going 25 mph when a...