SACRAMENTO – Californians who believe objectivity is the only thing that creates fairness in redrawing once-a-decade political lines will likely be disappointed with the maps presented to state election officials on Monday. As the experience of the independent, state-owned Citizens Redistricting Commission has shown, even when redistricting is taken outRead More →

Tiny, poisonous gas-spitting microbes helped cause – and prolong – the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history, a new study suggests. The volcanoes of present-day Siberia triggered the world’s largest mass extinction event. Typically, scientists believe that greenhouse gas-spitting Siberian volcanoes primarily caused mass extinction around 250 million years ago,Read More →

“Hidden Heroes” premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday on The History Channel. (Images: The History Channel) NEW YORK – The History Channel announces its new hour-long documentary “Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII,” premiering on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET / PT. From Category Six MediRead More →

The History Channel dedicates Sunday evenings to builders, structures and their impact on civilization. The first episode of “The engineering that built the world” (8 p.m., History) recalls the visionaries and commercial rivals who would create the transcontinental railroad. The following hours will be devoted to the creation of theRead More →