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  • Winter Carnival ready to hit the snow in Galena

    Winter Carnival ready to hit the snow in Galena
    Illinois Feb. 13-16: Winter Carnival, Galena. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosts this event, which includes snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on 26 miles of groomed trails, sledding, ice skating, turkey bowling and sled-dog rides. In the evening there...
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says
    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • Taxidermist in demand for his ability to make bird replicas lifelike

    Taxidermist in demand for his ability to make bird replicas lifelike
    Igor Caragodin was looking for the perfect specimen. He and his crew had been riding for hours in the bed of a dusty safari truck across the Burkina Faso savanna. The sun reached high in the sky and the sub-Saharan winds seared their faces. The group...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...
  • Found skull isn't Gettysburg soldier as suspected

    The skull of the suspected Civil War soldier arrived at the Smithsonian in a square box. The lower jaw was missing, as were four front teeth and some nasal bones, but otherwise it was in remarkable condition, considering it was thought to have been in...
  • Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014

    Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014
    It's hard to imagine many people who've had as productive a year as Pharrell Williams, the singer, producer, actor, designer and trendsetting fashion plate who could take home multiple awards at Sunday's Grammys, where he is nominated in six categories....
  • Why all the love for George Clooney?

    Social media is agog over George Clooney's tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings. Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody to...
  • Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks

    Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks
    If you think you have a rodent problem in your house, just be glad it’s not this one. Scientists have discovered that the largest-known rodent to have ever roamed Earth had ferocious front teeth useful for fighting and digging – much in the...
  • Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain

    Bruce Davidson's photos at Huntington show a Yankee's view of Britain
    In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson...
  • Goodbyes abound in 'Night at the Museum' as trilogy comes to an end

    Goodbyes abound in 'Night at the Museum' as trilogy comes to an end
    "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," otherwise known as "Night at the Museum 3," rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around....
  • A holiday sack full of big movies

    A holiday sack full of big movies
    It's Christmas Day. The presents are opened and dinner is done. What next? Head to the movies, of course. Christmas Day is one of the biggest days of the year for going to the movies. No wonder so many biggies open on Christmas and just before. This...