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  • St. Thomas' Magens Bay: white-sand beach and turquoise waters

    St. Thomas' Magens Bay: white-sand beach and turquoise waters
    Legend has it that Sir Francis Drake regularly anchored in Magens Bay with its spectacular white-sand beaches. The 16th-century British privateer also reportedly hung out on the hillsides above Magens Bay in order to spot approaching Spanish galleons...
  • Star Points: Globular star clusters

    Last month we talked about how stars are regularly found to exist in clusters. We focused on the "open cluster" type in which groups of stars form, disperse and then go on their merry way. Now we'll look at the other major class of star clusters, the...
  • Lots of sun, some storms this week

    Lots of sun, some storms this week
    Expect a typical summertime pattern this week - even though it's not officially summer yet - with lots of sun in the mornings and a chance of showers and storms in the afternoons. It also should be steamy hot. South Florida's Monday forecast calls for...
  • 2014 hurricane season forecast: El Niño could make for slow season

    2014 hurricane season forecast: El Niño could make for slow season
    The 2014 hurricane season is upon us. After a very quiet 2013 hurricane season with 14 named storms and only two hurricanes, it looks like we may keep a slow pace for 2014. However, we have to remember it does not matter how many tropical storms or...
  • JP Taravella's production anchored by exceptional talent, versatility of its ensemble

        "There is an island where rivers run deep, where the sea sparkles in the sun and earns its name jewel of the Antilles ... " And here, JP Taravella High School tells the story of “Once on This Island,” a musical fable about a love...
  • An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat

    An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat
    Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem...
  • Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

    Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
    With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds

    Charles Island: Connecticut's Buried Treasure Hunting Grounds
    When it comes to pirate tourism Connecticut often gets robbed of its fair share of the booty. Sure, pirate activity in the Caribbean has inspired the Disney ride and a billion dollar film franchise, and the famous Blackbeard spent his later years...
  • Sandless in the Caribbean

     Sandless in the Caribbean
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — During four days in the historic heart of the Dominican capital, I saw men gather every afternoon in the central square to play dominoes, usually ringed by crowds of onlookers. I saw four women park beside the...
  • National Hurricane Center Forecasts 'Active To Extremely Active' Season This Year

    National Hurricane Center Forecasts 'Active To Extremely Active' Season This Year
    The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season this year is expected to be "active or extremely active," federal forecasters said Thursday. The season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, will bring 13 to 20 named storms, of which seven to 11 will be hurricanes,...
  • Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'

    Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'
    On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...