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  • Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit

    Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit
    In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview. Lariviere said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • For the person who has everything: This T-Rex is for sale

     
    From the don't-you-wish-you-had-a-few-spare-million department: Bonham's is holding a natural history auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 3, selling some super-cool objects-de-fossil. That's Samson, above, a female T-Rex. She hails from what is now South...
  • L.A. mayor is bullish on the arts, but funding outlook remains a bear*

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa remains bullish on the L.A. arts scene even though the city government’s balance sheet has gone to the bears and its funding for the arts appears to be in line for yet another cut. The mayor gave......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: The kingdom and Thailand attempt to settle 20-year row over stolen diamond

     
    Ever since a Thai laborer stole a set of jewels, including a rare blue diamond worth millions of dollars, from a Saudi prince in 1989, Saudi-Thai ties have been frosty and trade relations between the two countries have suffered. The......
  • Dung beetle named for Charles Darwin

     
    Recently, we learned that a newly discovered hairy yellow spider had been named for David Bowie. Since the undisputed "rock star" of the field of biology would have to be Charles Darwin (no matter what Kirk Cameron may think of......
  • Paris prepares for major zoo renovation, to be finished in 2014 (no elephants included)

     
    PARIS — For a zoo, it's a quiet and lonely place. Among the few remaining residents of Paris' main animal park are the giraffes -- whose long necks make travel inconvenient -- and a hippo who was permitted to stay......