| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
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 ...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:31 PM
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'...
| Nov 29, 2011
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:20 AM
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| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:14 AM
"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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:00 AM
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...