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  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Smithsonian Channel to Rebroadcast 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    Smithsonian Channel has set a deal with CBS News for a same-day rebroadcast of "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood." Smithsonian, a joint venture of CBS Corp.'s Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, will repeat each week's episode...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League

    Chaminade linebacker has right stuff to start in Ivy League
    Sometimes high school football players need a reminder that getting to college involves more than just how fast they can run or how much weight they lift. One player who has learned the lesson is Max Holden, a senior linebacker who started all 16...
  • Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous

    Chicago's aging architectural landmarks can be dangerous
    The historic South Loop church from which a piece of a stone gargoyle fell Thursday, striking and killing a mother of two, has a glittering architectural and artistic past. Yet the stream of wealth that paid for and maintained it no longer flows freely, a...
  • LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy

    LACMA exhibition 'African Cosmos' illuminates art of astronomy
    First, there was light. Then, a night sky filled with stars and a luminescent moon. Soon after? Art. Since ancient times, communities have used art to relay stories and make sense of the world around them — particularly when interpreting the...
  • Smithsonian sponsors free entry to Mount Dora History Museum

    The annual Museum Day Live!, presented by Smithsonian magazine, is Sept. 27. To honor the spirit and free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the magazine sponsors free admission for many museums and cultural venues...
  • New York Times Critic Blames Twitter for Shonda Rhimes Story Backlash

    The New York Times found itself in an Internet dust-up with uber producer Shonda Rhimes on Friday following the online publication of a story by TV critic Alessandra Stanley assessing Rhimes' smallscreen milieu. The story was taken to task by Rhimes...
  • Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore

    Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore
    Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...
  • Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week

    Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week
    Alas, they still haven't found the missing star. But several fragments of the 30-foot-by-42-foot star-spangled banner that flew over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore are up for sale this week at a Boston auction house. Pre-bidding is under...