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  • Ancient mammoth tusk offers gateway to Seattle's history

    SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist. Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an...
  • Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff

    Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff
    If you’re looking for hot spots of diversity, look to the Earth’s warm, sweaty midsection. The tropical regions near the equator both produce new species faster and lose them more slowly, according to a study that analyzed the evolution and...
  • 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...
  • Field has mulled selling artifacts

    Field has mulled selling artifacts
    When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
  • Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip

    Taking the Kids: Including museum time on your next trip
    Wow! It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages. Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
  • Head out for the holidays

    Head out for the holidays
    The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer. New Market Shadrack's Christmas Light...
  • 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...
  • Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'

    Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'
    With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
  • 'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective

    'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective
    Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
  • William Wilson dies at 78; former Los Angeles Times art critic

    For William Wilson, the former Los Angeles Times art critic who died Saturday at the age of 78, art was a childhood refuge, a teenage survival mechanism, and, finally, a career that saw him chronicle the city's rise in art-world stature from his first...
  • 'Dueling' dinosaur skeletons could fetch $9 million at auction

    'Dueling' dinosaur skeletons could fetch $9 million at auction
    A pair of fossil dinosaur skeletons dubbed the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs is headed for auction rather than straight to a museum. The duo, discovered touching on a Montana ranch in 2006, appear to be relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops locked in...