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  • Art, history on road to Gainesville

    Sometimes, a rainy day seems like a bad time for a road trip, but it's actually the perfect day for a museum. Two museums were on my list on a recent excursion to North Florida, but the landscape along the way offers a glimpse of Florida's unspoiled...
  • Gainesville offers fun for students of all ages

    Usually, a fall road trip to Gainesville involves a visit to the Swamp for a football game involving the mighty Florida Gators. But the Gators aren't so mighty this year, and the stadium on the University of Florida campus was quiet when I was in town...
  • Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'

    Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'
    It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live. It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
  • Spring prime-time for butterflies at UF museum

    Spring prime-time for butterflies at UF museum
    When I first began visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History with my kids in the mid-1990s, the buzz was all about dinosaurs and bones, topics of interest for little boys in the era of post-"Jurassic Park" dino fever. Now, the main attraction is...
  • Taking science to the masses

    Taking science to the masses
    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....
  • Man killed in shark attack was 'really good surfer,' friend says

     
    A 39-year-old man who was killed Tuesday in a shark attack was described by friends as an avid surfer who had been coming to the waters off the Santa Barbara coast for years. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was......
  • Experts to examine board of surfer killed in shark attack

     
    Experts are expected to examine the shark marks on the surfboard of a 39-year-old surfer killed by a shark off the Central Coast, officials say....
  • A natural history that almost wasn't: 'America's Other Audubon'

     
    As a little girl in Ohio in the mid-1800s, Genevieve "Gennie" Jones would accompany her country doctor father in his buggy as he visited patients. Along the way they'd discuss the natural world, which turned into a lifelong passion. Then......
  • Surfer killed in shark attack survived by young daughter

     
    A 39-year-old surfer killed in a shark attack off the waters of Central California is survived by a wife and a young daughter, friends said. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was described as an avid surfer who had been......
  • Ready to crunch on a cricket?

     
    Ever imagine eating bugs? Well me neither, but adventurous eaters will get a gustatory experience of a lifetime when world-renowned Bug Chef, David George Gordon, gives his unique cooking demonstrations to visitors of all ages Saturday at Da Vinci Science...
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    Today’s Movie Quote Quiz is a tribute to one movie that came up in conversation with my friend at Tuesday’s night’s Triple A Championship Game at Coca Cola Park. It has nothing to do with baseball; our conversations tend to......