| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A ring once owned by Jane Austen, which has been in her family for centuries, will be offered for sale for the first time....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:41 AM
Lonesome George, the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died at his home in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists believe he was more than 100 years old.
Staff at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador say George, the only remaining member of...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:37 PM
In a project called DarwinTunes, two Imperial College London gathered a series of 100 randomly generated noise loops and allowed them to recombine in a process of natural selection, during which time they began to approximate music. August Brown...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 13, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Almost 500 Emory University faculty and students have expressed their dismay that their commencement speaker on Monday does not toe the ideological line when it comes to evolutionary biology. Yes — gasp — the renowned Johns Hopkins...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The great stuff of superheroes
This could also be called "Cash of the Titans." Featuring many classic Marvel Comics characters and a fun cast, "The Avengers" is the Super Bowl of superheroes. It's nearly 2 ½ hours of wisecracking, overblown annihilation....
| May 2, 2012
| 1:52 PM
The Pirates: Band of Misfits ***
Aunque quizás los niños puedan divertirse viendo este filme de dibujos animados, quienes no pararán de reír serán sus padres porque la película está repleta de bromas y alusiones que sólo entenderán los adultos.
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Religion News Service writer Kimberly Winston has this story about atheists countering the National Day of Prayer on Wednesday with their own National Day of Reason: As millions of Americans bow their heads Thursday, May 3, for the annual National Day...