Right whales typically give birth in warm waters off the coasts of Florida and Georgia, but this past year, one whale mother didn't make the migration, and gave birth off Massachusetts. Scientists worried the calf would die but, against the odds, it survived and the pair met back up with its pod this spring.
In the wake of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma City, the media was widely praised for providing timely, accurate information to residents to help them stay safe during the storm. In many cases, the media was represented by the local TV meteorologist, who is on the front line of warning viewers of impending severe weather.
Many of the ingredients that people associate with sushi can't be fashioned into food in a sustainable way. And as sushi becomes more popular, that's becoming a big problem. But one sushi chef is trying to change that by introducing new ingredients in his sushi.
Increases in prices for natural resources and advances in technology have conspired to make deep sea mining a commercially viable endeavor. But the prospect of large undersea vacuums sucking up minerals and animals at the same time has some environmentalists more than a little concerned.
Search and rescuers were combing through the rubble of Moore, Okla., after a devastating tornado "tore the heart out" of the suburban Oklahoma city. At least 24 people were reported dead, with that toll expected to continue to rise as the rescue turns into a recovery.
Schoolhouse Rock, the 1970s and 80s animated shorts that taught a generation of school kids about how a bill becomes a law and just what function a conjunction has, inspired Alex Timbers to blend history and music in his musicals. The young director is out with his latest mashup, Here Lies Love, looking at Imelda Marcos.
Many immigrants bring their home cultures with them when they come to the United States. Often, that means informal savings arrangements that work on a small scale, but don't help immigrants get the sort of credit report and credit rating that's necessary for major financial endeavors. Until now.
Network TV, as a group and as individual networks, had a rough year, losing big chunks of audience. But in terms of shear size and revenue totals, tehy're still the biggest game in town. And one magazine editor says this is the networks to take chances to regain their cultural relevance.
Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.
In some species of reptiles, gender is determined not by X and Y chromosomes, but rather by the temperature in the nest at a key period of development. So, as temperature warm, for the Painted turtles, that means a species that will become all female. And when that happens, the species will die out.