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  • Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest

    Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest
    Kids will have a chance to wish Happy BirdDay to George, the double yellow-head Amazon parrot that lives in the Oak Park Conservatory's tropical room. But there's more than that to KidsFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 615 Garfield St., Oak Park.
  • Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes

    Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes
    The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last -- thanks to science. After measuring the dimensions of nearly two dozen mammal eyes, performing a series of wind tunnel experiments and engaging in some complex fluid dynamic modeling,...

    Authorities recruit college for help finding human head

    Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing. Clark County Sheriff Bart May said he asked the school's anthropology department to...

    Smithsonian creates exhibit on human evolution for libraries

    The Smithsonian is taking a major exhibition about human evolution on the road to public libraries. The National Museum of Natural History developed a traveling exhibit with the American Library Association based on the museum's Hall of Human Origins....

    Found skull isn't Gettysburg soldier as suspected

    The skull of the suspected Civil War soldier arrived at the Smithsonian in a square box. The lower jaw was missing, as were four front teeth and some nasal bones, but otherwise it was in remarkable condition, considering it was thought to have been in...