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  • Fire forces evacuation of New York's American Museum of Natural History

    Fire forces evacuation of New York's American Museum of Natural History
    Priceless exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History were threatened when a blaze broke out on the fourth floor on Friday afternoon, the New York Daily News reported. The flames were reported about 3:30 p.m. and were extinguished by firefighters...
  • Gang studio selected for NYC museum design expansion

    Gang studio selected for NYC museum design expansion
    Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and her firm, Studio Gang Architects, have been selected to design a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The six-story, $325 million addition, which has yet to be designed and which...
  • Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood

    Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood
    In 2004, a team of scientists in my research lab, then at the University of North Carolina, used DNA sequencing to show that at least 60% of fish sold as red snapper in markets across the U.S. were mislabeled and were other species. The seafood industry...
  • City's surfing past on display at Historical Society

    City's surfing past on display at Historical Society
    Delray Beach was the hub for Palm Beach County surfers in the mid-1960s. Boards were hand crafted downtown. World-class talent shared the swells with locals. The now-defunct Delray Beach News Journal ran a "Hang Ten" column. "A lot of great stories come...
  • For 150th game Saturday, Lafayette, Lehigh take on Manhattan

    For 150th game Saturday, Lafayette, Lehigh take on Manhattan
    As soon as junior Veronica Lloyd's classes at Lafayette College end at 3:30 p.m. Friday, she'll hop in a car and head to New York City, where she and her friends have booked a room near Times Square. Lloyd is among the multitude of students and alumni...
  • Taking the Kids -- and lighting up your holidays

    Taking the Kids -- and lighting up your holidays
    Is it possible? Is it possible there is something everyone in your gang will enjoy this holiday season, no matter what their ages -- even the I-don't-want-to-go-anywhere-with-you teens? Even better, you're guaranteed not to bust the holiday gift budget...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

    Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs
    In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Remarkably complete skeletons of the three new species -- Shenshou lui,...
  • Broadway Review: 'On the Town'

    "On the Town" is back on Broadway, and whaddya know, it's still a helluva show. Helmer John Rando (who directed the musical at Barrington Stage last year) has given the kid-glove treatment to this 1944 musical salute to New York, fabled for its glorious...
  • Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets

    Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets
    About 14,000 years ago, modern humans roamed to South Florida and lived side by side with mammoths, mastodons and saber-tooth tigers. That, at least, is what Florida Atlantic University scientists hope to prove by analyzing ancient DNA found at an...