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  • 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...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence,...
  • Two studies, two answers: When exactly did mammals emerge?

    Two studies, two answers: When exactly did mammals emerge?
    Mammals first appeared 215 million years ago during the Triassic period, according to a new study in the journal Nature. Wait, no, they first showed up 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period, said another study in the same issue of the journal....
  • 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......
  • Olinguitos' back-story should make zookeepers blush

    Olinguitos' back-story should make zookeepers blush
    Probably the only thing more exciting than discovering a new planet in our universe is discovering a new animal on our planet. The mere thought raises expectations for its exoticness. Maybe it will look like a flying cat, or a mini-giraffe that sits on...
  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now. It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
  • Ready to crunch on a cricket?

     
    Ever imagine eating bugs? Well me neither, but adventurous eaters will get a gustatory experience of a lifetime when world-renowned Bug Chef, David George Gordon, gives his unique cooking demonstrations to visitors of all ages Saturday at Da Vinci Science...
  • Orvis' new Teddy Roosevelt collection pledges 5% to conservation

    Orvis' new Teddy Roosevelt collection pledges 5% to conservation
    Orvis, the Vermont-based upscale outfitters of the outdoorsy set, has rolled out a Theodore Roosevelt-themed roundup of apparel and accessories that will send 5% of sales to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. It consists of just 10...
  • Taking the Kids: 10-plus ways to celebrate fall in the Midwest

    Taking the Kids: 10-plus ways to celebrate fall in the Midwest
    Who knew. Who knew the small city of Rockford, Ill., a little more than an hour from Chicago, is home to Jane, the most complete juvenile T-Rex (about 11 years old, scientists estimate) and Homer, the most complete adolescent Triceratops. He's seven feet...
  • 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...
  • A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995

    A government shutdown could hurt economy more now than it did in 1995
    WASHINGTON — The last time the federal government shut down, for three weeks in the winter of 1995-96, the American economy felt a jolt but recovered quickly. Things don't look anywhere near as promising this time around. The nation is currently...