| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:50 PM
"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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:52 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
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,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:22 PM
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...