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  • 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...
  • Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say

    Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say
    It’s not the missing link between man and apes. But a mouse-sized tarsier that devoured insects in ancient China 55 million years ago could be a long-lost cousin who scampered in the treetops of tropical forests around the time the first primates...
  • Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner

    Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner
    -------------------- Charles R. Knight The Artist Who Saw Through Time Richard Milner Abrams: $40, 180 pp. -------------------- Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
  • 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...
  • A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir

    A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir
    What's cute and furry and has a name only a paleontologist could love? A tiny theoretical creature dubbed the hypothetical placental mammal ancestor is stealing the hearts of some evolutionary biologists -- and annoying others -- as it raises new debate...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Now Live: Fatal California shark attack 13th since 1950

     
    The fatal shark attack of a surfer off the Santa Barbara County coast marks the 13th fatal shark encounter in California waters since 1950, experts said. Times staff writer Wesley Lowery will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the death...
  • Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'

    Ocean wonders abound in Field Museum's 'Creatures of Light'
    It's dark in the rooms that hold the new exhibition at the Field Museum, dark almost like in the deep ocean where many of the featured "Creatures of Light" live. It's dim enough to get you wondering if you, too, after enough time in an environment...
  • Surfer killed in shark attack survived by young daughter

     
    A 39-year-old surfer killed in a shark attack off the waters of Central California is survived by a wife and a young daughter, friends said. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was described as an avid surfer who had been......
  • Man killed in shark attack was 'really good surfer,' friend says

     
    A 39-year-old man who was killed Tuesday in a shark attack was described by friends as an avid surfer who had been coming to the waters off the Santa Barbara coast for years. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was......
  • Experts to examine board of surfer killed in shark attack

     
    Experts are expected to examine the shark marks on the surfboard of a 39-year-old surfer killed by a shark off the Central Coast, officials say....