MINEOLA, N.Y. — Alan Alda, the actor-turned-part-time professor, has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain colour to an 11-year-old?
PORT HURON, Mich. — More than 25 years ago, Wayne Brusate sifted through piles of matchsticks and crates of supplies to recover bottles, spoons and coal inside a sunken package freighter at the bottom of Lake Huron.
TORONTO — The festive season often brings invites to parties and dinners, a chance to catch up with those we may not have seen for some time. So greeting an extended family member or friend who has cancer can lead to some awkward moments, especially if their appearance has changed dramatically.
So what is the right thing to say? And more to the point, what are the wrong things to say?
It may seem easy to look the part of Santa Claus with the beard, red suit and rotund belly, but the owner of the Santa School says there’s more to stepping into the black boots than merely mimicking his outer appearance.
HOUSTON — As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn’t wake him.
“That’s the norm for me,” Wagner said. “A little jolt wouldn’t bother me.”
LOS ANGELES — Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
DAWSON CITY, Yukon—It’s a whopper.
A Yukon hunter has bagged a world record-breaking behemoth of a bull moose, according to an initial measurement of its antlers in Dawson City.
After a two-month waiting period, the antlers of the almost 600-kg moose that Heinz Naef shot in late September were given an antler score of 263 and one-eighth points.
EDMONTON—The federal government has revealed details of a last-ditch plan to save an iconic prairie bird from vanishing from the grasslands, but officials acknowledge an emergency order to protect the sage grouse isn’t enough on its own.
“There’s going to have to be a number of measures,” David Ingstrup, regional director of the Canadian Wildlife Service, said yesterday.
LOS ANGELES — Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog’s eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
NEW YORK — Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s colour of the year for 2014.
It follows this year’s pick of emerald green.