| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
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....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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......
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:47 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2013
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?"
| Jul 31, 2013
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:57 AM
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...