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  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • 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...
  • Mercuriceratops: With bony wings on its skull, dinosaur looked fly

    Mercuriceratops: With bony wings on its skull, dinosaur looked fly
    A team of paleontologists has discovered a horned dinosaur with some seriously weird headgear. Meet Mercuriceratops, a Triceratops relative whose bony frill sports wing-like protrusions on either side of its head. The discovery, described in the journal...
  • Build your own female scientists with this new Lego set, coming soon!

    Build your own female scientists with this new Lego set, coming soon!
    In August, Lego will produce a limited-edition box set called Research Institute, featuring three female scientists in the act of learning more about our world and beyond. If you buy the set, your little one (or you) can build an astronomer peering into...
  • Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?

     Would you be willing to pay more than 25 cents a year to understand the cosmos?
    Studying the universe — perhaps even modern science as a whole — is as American as apple pie and baseball. Although America was not the first country to launch a satellite into orbit, it has, for more than half a century, pioneered the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'

    'The Walking Dead' midseason premiere recap, 'After'
    Hey, "The Walking Dead" is back on AMC! It's been two months since we've been able to spend our Sunday nights watching men and women in tattered clothing brutally slaughtering rotting men and women in even more tattered clothing/skin, unless you...
  • Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?

    Water lettuce: Florida villain or native?
    Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy. Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
  • TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO

     TV This Week June 1 -7: 'Enough Said' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 1 - 7, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY The hunt is on for a Bigfoot-like creature...
  • 'All the Light We Cannot See' pinpoints 2 lives in war

    'All the Light We Cannot See' pinpoints 2 lives in war
    "All the Light We Cannot See" is a World War II novel about children, the kind of undertaking that requires a lot of work to rise above emotional manipulation. For the first hundred or so pages, the book seems to rely on ready signifiers of heartbreak and...