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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Flat-earthers threaten us all

    My relationship with the Natural Resources Defense Council began the same time my marriage did, because my ex-husband was on the board. Well, my marriage ended, but my relationship with NRDC endures - mostly because my ex and I never asked NRDC who it...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Monster Mash: J. Paul Getty III dies at age 54 in England; 'Spider-Man' meets villains in form of critics

     
    J. Paul Getty III dies and Spider-Man reviews are out...
  • U.S. led the world in shark attacks last year

     
    The U.S. led the world again in the number of shark attacks last year, according to a University of Florida report released this week. Worldwide, 79 attacks occurred in 2010 -- the highest number since 2000 (80) -- with 36......
  • Knut the polar bear: Necropsy shows 'changes to the brain' likely to blame for his death

     
    BERLIN — Brain problems apparently caused the shockingly early death of Knut, Germany's 4-year-old celebrity polar bear, the Berlin Zoo said Tuesday. Initial findings from a necropsy performed Monday by an institute in the German capital showed...
  • Scott names new press secretary, D.C. lobbyist, ‘external affairs’ director

     
    Gov. Rick Scott announced three new hires today, filling in some obvious gaps in his administration. Among them: a new press secretary, Lane Wright, currently managing editor of the Sunshine News website, which bills itself as “The Right Source...
  • SoCal nature, science and history museums reap $30 million in state bond money

     
    State bond funds yield more than $30 million in grants for Southern California science, nature and history museums...