| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:58 PM
A proposed amendment to the dress code would have required Newport News students to wear shorts, skirts or dresses that fall to at least the knee.
The amendment was pushed by board member Pricillia Burnett, who said at last week's board meeting that...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:23 AM
SEATTLE - Historical sightseeing may never be the same again. Now parents can tell their children to bring their smartphones with them for a nature walk, and national parks may want tourists to leave something behind.
Geocaching, a form of high-tech...
| Jul 22, 2012
Charles R. Knight
The Artist Who Saw Through Time
Abrams: $40, 180 pp.
Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The lithographs in Joy M. Kiser's "America's Other Audubon" are works of great beauty and scientific accuracy. But behind them is a tragedy — the story of a hugely ambitious undertaking begun in heartbreak and completed in grief.
The art book...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Archaeologists believe they found a link between primates two million years ago and modern day humans during a dig in South Africa five years ago.
A rare cast of the bones are now on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
| Mar 8, 2013
Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:31 AM
After Competitors in the 2013 Python Challenge™ had trekked through more than a million-acres of swamps and sawgrass in search of the invasive Burmese python, which can grow to more than 17-feet in length in the wild, the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:31 PM
After arriving in Washington, D.C., piccolo player Nichole Anderson and some of her band friends decided to get as close to the Capitol Building as they could to get a glimpse of where they will play in the biggest performance of their lives.