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  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
  • Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues

    Why do we have faces? Ancient fish may hold clues
    Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- vertebrates just like people -- have a face. But it has not always been the case. The first creatures with a backbone -- jawless fish from hundreds of...
  • 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...
  • Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014

    Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014
    Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985. Umea, subarctic...
  • Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

    Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them
    In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago. But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
  • 18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island

    18-foot oarfish found off Catalina Island
    Staff at a marine institute are trying to figure out what to do with the carcass of an 18-foot-long sea creature discovered off the coast of Catalina Island. Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was shocked to confront the rare oarfish Sunday in...
  • Taking the Kids -- to the Statue of Liberty

    Taking the Kids -- to the Statue of Liberty
    What a view! We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline. Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

    Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
    The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study. During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
  • Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast

    Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast
    "Mark the Shark" is living up to his name. Captain Mark Quartiano, a seasoned commerical fisherman who has been featured on "Shark Week," caught a 14-foot long, 800-pound sea creature while fishing off the coast of Miami and now there's some debate as...
  • Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises

    Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises
    Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...