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  • Demetrius J. Dukas

    Demetrius J. Dukas
    Demetrius James Dukas, a world-renowned Byzantine iconographer who decorated churches with mosaics and paintings throughout the United States and abroad, died June 17 from complications of an infection at his home in Bowie. He was 83. The son of Greek...
  • Dinosaur Hall holds something big

    Dinosaur Hall holds something big
    There is nothing juvenile about the three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons at the heart of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, crouching with their great heads and menacing teeth hovering just above an unlucky duck-billed Edmontosaurus skeleton &#...
  • See the Hogwarts cake Charm City Cakes made for the N.Y. Harry Potter premiere

    See the Hogwarts cake Charm City Cakes made for the N.Y. Harry Potter premiere
    Charm City Cakes made this special-effects Hogwarts cake for the party following Monday night's New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" The party was held at the American Museum of Natural History following the invite-only...
  • Maryland dinosaur gets a name

    Maryland dinosaur gets a name
    Some 110 million years after its birth, a Maryland-born dinosaur has finally been given a name. The infant armored dinosaur, smaller than a dollar bill, apparently drowned in a flood plain not long after it hatched during the Early Cretaceous Period. Its...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures in snowy Albuquerque

    Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens. If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
  • Gingrich tax return details sources of income, alimony payment

    Gingrich tax return details sources of income, alimony payment
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, paid $994,708 in federal taxes on gross income of $3,142,066 in 2010, according to copies of the couple's joint tax return that his campaign released at the start of Thursday night'...
  • Margie Petersen dies at 76; co-creator of automotive museum

    Margie Petersen dies at 76; co-creator of automotive museum
    Margie Petersen, a philanthropist who with her late husband, publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen, established the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 76. Petersen, who also served on the museum's board of directors, died Friday...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •A New Year, a New You. Mon., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. Free....
  • Titanoboa slithers onto Smithsonian Channel

    Titanoboa slithers onto Smithsonian Channel
    "Titanoboa: Monster Snake" sounds like the title of a new Saturday creature feature on Syfy network. Forget Mega Python, Titanoboa was a living, breathing giant snake and it's coming to Smithsonian Channel April 1. The remains of the largest snake to...
  • Dinosaur bone found in Laurel

     Dinosaur bone found in Laurel
    Scientists working in Laurel's Dinosaur Park on Wednesday excavated the largest dinosaur fossil found in Maryland in five years. It's too early to say for sure what type of bone it was. "It's not a femur; maybe part of a femur head," said Smithsonian...
  • Seahorses may be heading toward decline

    Seahorses may be heading toward decline
    They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...