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  • Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird

    Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird
    Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....
  • Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate

    Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate
    In the 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark book, "On the Origin of Species," researchers have accrued massive amounts of evidence in support of evolution and the mechanics behind the process. Yet today only 4 in 10 Americans...
  • A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library

    A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library
    Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20. And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies." That misprint...
  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • Teach the controversy?

    Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
  • James Q. Wilson: The power of his written word

    James Q. Wilson: The power of his written word
    Southern California is home to extremes — poverty, crime, wealth and immigration; shifting politics and emerging arts; ethnic vitality and conflict — and also to a wealth of imagination. To plumb that creativity, Editorial Page Editor Jim...
  • French Laundry chef Thomas Keller talks about his profession

    When I was learning to cook, I never dreamed I'd wind up designing a line of porcelain. In those days I believed I would be a chef at one restaurant with one menu and in one kitchen for my whole life. That was the way chefs had always worked. Instead, I...
  • Milt Program Guide Feb 09

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL PENNINGTON Tonight we will be joined by an accomplished British Shakespearean actor, namely Michael Pennington.  We’ll discuss Shakespeare, Pennington’s long and distinguished career, and the one-...
  • Whale sightings off Chile raise hope

    From the earliest days of exploration, mariners in Chile's cool southern waters marveled at the abundance of whales. A Jesuit naturalist wrote of the sea "boiling" with the spouts of the leviathans. Among 19th century Nantucket boatmen, the island of...
  • Tours and cruises in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe

    ATLANTIC COASTLINE CARIBBEAN A political theme Talk politics with PBS stars while cruising to the Caribbean. The PTV at Sea cruise is a KCET-sponsored event that features post-primary political discussions with Gwen Ifill, host of PBS' "Washington...
  • 'Legion' star Paul Bettany raids the mini-bar: 'I can't be an angel. Ask my wife'

     
    For our entertainment this weekend, Paul Bettany will be waging his own personal battle between heaven and earth. The handsome Brit’s image as the assault-rifle-toting archangel Michael in the doomsday fantasy “Legion” has been inescapable of late....