Though it’s already the tiniest planet in the solar system, scientists say Mercury is still shrinking — and signs of that contraction can be clearly seen in distortions of the planet’s searing surface.
In a Middle East torn by deepening sectarian hatred, Mikhlif al-Shammari, of Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Muslim majority, supports equality between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. It’s an unusual conviction that has carried an enormous personal cost.
Female mariachis, long overlooked by scholars and the public, are getting some respect in an exhibit this month that covers more than a century of history surrounding women in this male-dominated musical genre.
As evidence of smoking’s deadly consequences has accumulated, the broad patterns of use by class have shifted from the well-to-do: Smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the country, is now increasingly a habit of the poor and the working class.
There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Neurology.
Community events for the weekend of March 29-30, 2014, include the recently unearthed fossil of a mammoth tusk in South Lake Union at the Burke Museum, the Lakeside School Rummage Sale and a musical benefit for historic Washington Hall.
Cornelius Gurlitt, the octogenarian hoarder of art plundered by the Nazis, will return paintings in the trove his family kept secret for decades to their original Jewish owners or those owners’ descendants, starting with a well-known Matisse.
The use of up-to-the-minute techniques to retell the often-told story of one of the most decisive battles of World War II makes “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944,” opening Saturday, March 29, at IMAX: Pacific Science Center, a riveting and informative film experience.
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 29.
Two NASA researchers examined radar images and discovered that the ground near a huge sinkhole had begun shifting at least a month earlier. The findings raise the possibility that engineers eventually could develop a way to predict the location of sinkholes.
General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation rose 11 percent to $23.2 million in 2013, as the company reported record profits in North America and Asia.
U.S. consumer sentiment slipped in March from the previous month, as Americans said they were less likely to buy cars and homes because of slightly higher interest rates.
Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter.
A positive report on U.S. consumer spending helped push stocks mostly higher Friday for the first time in three days.
A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.
Taliban militants attacked the main Afghan election commission's headquarters Saturday in Kabul, opening fire on the compound with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns from a house outside its perimeter wall, according to police.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, while Ukraine's fugitive leader urged a nationwide referendum that would serve Moscow's purpose of turning its neighbor into a loosely knit federation.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he had no intention of making another military move into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea.