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  • OMA hosts 'Art Under $200,' free lecture on ancient Americas

     OMA hosts 'Art Under $200,' free lecture on ancient Americas
    Orlando Museum of Art's December 1st Thursday will take place this week on Dec. 5. Titled "Art Under $200 — 'Tis the Season," the event is billed as a chance to pick up unique Christmas gifts. There's live entertainment: music by Afeefa and the...
  • 400,000-year-old thigh bone poses evolutionary mystery

    400,000-year-old thigh bone poses evolutionary mystery
    A 400,000-year-old thigh bone from an early European human is causing confusion among genetic anthropologists who say its genetic material is related to another mysterious species believed to have lived only in East Asia. The femur was pulled from...
  • Pedro Ramirez Vazquez dies at 94; architect changed the face of Mexico City

    Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, an architect who changed the face of Mexico City by designing a number of landmark modernist structures, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday. The cause was pneumonia, according to Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts....
  • Disadvantage magnifies foes, shrinks self-image, study suggests

    Disadvantage magnifies foes, shrinks self-image, study suggests
    An adversary looms larger and stronger if you’re incapacitated or off-balance, according to a study by UCLA anthropologists that places the classic “fight, flight or parley” question in an evolutionary context. The study, part of a...
  • Quakertown native to be on Jeopardy

     
    A Quakertown native who now lives in Florida will be one of three contestants on "Jeopardy!" at 7 p.m. Thursday on ABC-affiliate WPVI. Francis Altomare, a tutor and adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, will compete on the game show......
  • Ancient bones' DNA draws a direct line to people living today

    Ancient bones' DNA draws a direct line to people living today
    Anthropologists said this week that DNA from ancient bones from northern British Columbia demonstrates a direct link between long-ago inhabitants and Native American descendants who live in the region today. Assembling complete mitochondrial DNA genomes...
  • Claire Messud discusses 'The Woman Upstairs'

    Claire Messud discusses 'The Woman Upstairs'
    Claire Messud is known as something of an intellectual among literary novelists, with a cool, quietly probing tone from her first book, "When the World Was Steady" (1995) to her best-selling "The Emperor's Children" (2006). Her bracing and vehement new...
  • If you could pick a major now, what would it be?

     If you could pick a major now, what would it be?
    What would you major in if you had to pick a major today? Someone asked me that the other day and I was as stumped as I'd have been if she'd asked, "Can you explain Beck's monadicity theorem?" or "Why exactly do we care about Pippa Middleton?" The...
  • Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists

    Field Museum cutting costs, losing scientists
    Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
  • Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'

    Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'
    In “The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice,” former Chicago Tribune reporter Vanessa M. Gezari looks at the Human Terrain System, an unusual program set up to help American soldiers understand the cultural context of information...
  • Fourteen local students earn Hispanic Heritage Scholarships

    Fourteen local students earn Hispanic Heritage Scholarships
    The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando has named 14 local students as recipients of $5,000 college scholarships. The students were chosen by a volunteer panel based on their grade point average, an essay and financial need. Their...