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  • 'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art

    'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art
    If you have attended services at a Quaker meeting house, you will immediately feel at home when you walk into Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven. Here, through Dec. 3, you will find the serene and beguiling "quilt drawings" of Daphne Taylor. She calls them "quilt drawings" but the drawing itself is made with thread on the surface of her fabric creations. It's a hybrid art form, of sorts, but one that seems to come naturally to Taylor.
  • If you throw a gecko at Teflon, will he stick? University of Akron researchers found the answer

    AKRON, Ohio That little lizard that has become so effective selling car insurance the gecko can climb across glass windows and across the ceiling. You knew that, right? The science of that ability has intrigued researchers at the University of Akron for...

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82. In...

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...

    DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study

    DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study
    How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...