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  • Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest

    Scientists get schooled at Calaveras County frog-jumping contest
    Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
  • Jonathan Gold's ice-cold watermelon quiz

    "When one has tasted watermelon," wrote Mark Twain, "he knows what the angels eat." Doesn't a dripping, juicy, ice-cold slab of watermelon quiz sound good right about now?    More quizzes from Jonathan Gold: Tomatoes | Burritos | Hamburgers | Barbecue...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Brothers, Gilbert Taylor, Lew Wood, Allen Lanier, Norman Winter

    Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
  • BCS standings: Alabama, Florida State hold top two spots

    BCS standings: Alabama, Florida State hold top two spots
    The Bowl Championship Series is sort of like what Mark Twain once said about the weather in New England. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes. Two weeks ago, Florida State fans were panicked that their No. 3 Seminoles would go...
  • 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode

    'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode
    It wouldn't be October if there weren't an onslaught of Halloween-themed programming to binge on.  Fox is getting into the spirit with a couple of its Tuesday comedies. Freshman comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was recently picked up for a full...
  • Carol Burnett: Mark Twain Prize winner says Barack Obama meeting was a surprise

     
    "I had no idea the Mark Twain people were even working on it, because of the government shutdown," Carol Burnett says of meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office after receiving this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....
  • UC Berkeley explosion: Generators hauled in to restore power

    Campus officials at UC Berkeley have brought in temporary generators to restore power to key buildings following an outage and explosion earlier this week. The explosion -- which prompted an evacuation -- rocked the campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday, about two...
  • Film Review: 'Unacceptable Levels'

    A pseudo-investigation into the average American's daily exposure to harmful chemicals, "Unacceptable Levels" marries folksy astonishment and alarmist speculation in a documentary far too easy to dismiss. Anything from food to water to makeup could be the...
  • Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'

    Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'
    Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
  • Art, Music, Dance and Giant Puppets in Hartford's Pope Park This Saturday

    Art, Music, Dance and Giant Puppets in Hartford's Pope Park This Saturday
    Giant puppets rock. And if you want giant puppets, Hartford's Anne Cubberly's your designer. Head to Night Fall (pictured) in Pope Park for said puppets, plus art, music, dance and autumnal frolicing by featured performers we know and love: musicians Ed...
  • Magic's Bad Boy Penn Jillette Set For Mark Twain House

    Magic's bad boy, Penn Jillette, will be "in conversation" with WNPR personality Colin McEnroe at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford on Halloween night, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. The illusionist, comedian, musician, actor, and best-selling author is...