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  • 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?

    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...
  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

    Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
    The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study. During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
  • Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity. In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
  • Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast

    Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast
    "Mark the Shark" is living up to his name. Captain Mark Quartiano, a seasoned commerical fisherman who has been featured on "Shark Week," caught a 14-foot long, 800-pound sea creature while fishing off the coast of Miami and now there's some debate as...
  • Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects

    Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects
    NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd. He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
  • 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...
  • 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...