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  • Squirrel-like Jurassic critters shed light on mammal origins

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying reptiles soaring above....
  • FEATURE-Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun. The American Museum of Natural History...
  • Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans

    Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans
    Two good things to know during Shark Week: First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal. And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: High Tech Treasure Hunting Using GPS Focus Of Museum Of Natural History Activity

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will hold a GPS and geocaching activity on Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Extension Educator Cary Chadwick, with the Center for Land Use...
  • 'Cosmos' Writer Ann Druyan on Science and Seth MacFarlane

    Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos." She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...
  • Gargantuan new dinosaur is uncovered

    PHILADELPHIA It weighed as much as eight school buses. Its 37-foot neck looked like a section of oil pipeline. Its thigh bone alone was as big as a grown man. Say hello to "Dreadnoughtus schrani." Drexel University scientists announced Thursday that...
  • At Santa Barbara mission, history is kept alive with daily activities

    At Santa Barbara mission, history is kept alive with daily activities
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara 10th mission 1786 This mission, often called Old Mission Santa Barbara, is a hive of activity, with lecture series, Franciscans on the scene, an active museum, extensive archives and gardens. (Its overnight retreat...
  • For the record

    Huge dinosaur: An article in the Sept. 5 Section A about the discovery of a massive Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur included an illustration that was credited to Mark A. Klingler of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It should have been credited to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The New England Vampire Folk Belief: The Archeological Evidence

    The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will add to October's chill with a timely discussion of a real "skull-and-crossbones" scenario and an historical belief in vampires, right here in Connecticut. On Oct. 16 state archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will...
  • Taking the Kids -- and making time for smaller museums

    Taking the Kids -- and making time for smaller museums
    Let's play! In one room the kids are busy making creatures out of clay and then seeing them come to life in a Claymation movie they create with a computer program and different backdrops; in another, they're performing in music videos. They are...