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  • Maryland bans ginseng picking on public lands

    Maryland bans ginseng picking on public lands
    Hoping to save what's left of Maryland's dwindling wild ginseng population, the state has banned collection of the sought-after herb on all state-owned lands. Worried that remaining patches of the slow-growing plant are being stripped from Western...
  • Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections

    Rancho Boca de Santa Monica's family connections
    At long-ago gatherings of Los Angeles historians, Ernest Marquez was simultaneously impressed and dismayed to meet people who knew more about his rancho ancestors than he did. A curator from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History could...
  • Peter Zumthor's LACMA plan worries Page Museum at La Brea tar pits

    Peter Zumthor's LACMA plan worries Page Museum at La Brea tar pits
    The design for the central building in a reimagined Los Angeles County Museum of Art was inspired by the adjacent La Brea tar pits. Seen from above, the structure's flowing lines resemble a splatter of tar. But scientists doing the work of recovering...
  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Online provider offers courses in education, teacher training

    A leading online course provider announced Wednesday that it will offer free professional training and development courses to prepare teachers worldwide for Web-based classes. Coursera, a for-profit clearinghouse for online and videotaped courses...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say
    The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
  • Ellicott City student has shot at Google fame

    Ellicott City student has shot at Google fame
    An Ellicott City seventh-grader has a shot at having her artwork grace Google’s homepage. Lauren Shen, who attends Burleigh Manor Middle School, found out this week that her drawing will represent Maryland in the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google...
  • Burleigh Manor Middle student state winner in Google logo design contest

    Someday, Burleigh Manor seventh-grader Lauren Shen might go to Google and see what the Internet search engine is displaying to millions of users throughout the country: her artwork. Lauren, 12, is the state's winner in a Google-sponsored national contest...