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  • Gut check: how vultures dine on rotting flesh, and like it

    They snack on danger and dine on death, merrily munching on rotting flesh that would certainly sicken or kill any person and most other animals. But how do vultures do it? These feathery scavengers have one of the toughest guts on the planet, that is...
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research

    Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research
    Rosary High School students in Aurora have done real-world research through the Smithsonian Institution that caught the interest of educators at one of the world’s best-known museums. A Smithsonian film crew is at Rosary High School this week to...
  • Prosecutor on Cosby allegation: 'I thought he did it'

    PHILADELPHIA When Bruce L. Castor Jr., then the Montgomery County district attorney, decided not to file sexual-assault charges against the comedian Bill Cosby in 2005, it wasn't because he didn't believe the woman who said Cosby had drugged and groped...
  • Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House

    Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House
    Lawmakers and members of the Armenian American community gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark the weeklong display of a historic rug linked to the Armenian genocide, calling it significant for a nation that helped support Armenians during some of...
  • Maryland Historical Society exhibits works by late Baltimore artist Jacob Glushakow

    Maryland Historical Society exhibits works by late Baltimore artist Jacob Glushakow
    Abandoned rowhouses, their dark windows like unblinking eyes, suggest a line of condemned prisoners awaiting execution by the demolition equipment looming a block away. From across the street, a lone boy witnesses a slice of Baltimore slipping away....
  • Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians

    Beacon College is hosting a special exhibit on animals and veterinarians
    Most people, from personal experience, fully understand the relationship between themselves and their physician – what the doctor is able to do for them, depending on the kind of ailment the patient is coping with. But how much do people truly...
  • Cable Pioneer Abbe Raven to Retire From A+E Networks Chairman Post

    Abbe Raven, the cable pioneer who rose from receptionist to CEO during her 33 years at A+E Networks, will retire from her post as chairman in February. Raven disclosed her plan to shift to chairman emeritus status early next year in a heartfelt note sent...
  • Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit

    Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit
    In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview. Lariviere said...
  • An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)

    An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)
    The first thing that springs to mind about my encounter in 2010 with Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, the man who shot the celebrated intimate images of Presley on the cusp of stardom in 1956, was the marrow-deep passion about his vocation....
  • Art & Nature program explores just that

    Art & Nature program explores just that
    Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...