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  • Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants

    Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants
    Never mind the selfish gene – the cellular family history of the oldest living species of flowering plants is marked by enough sex and gluttony to earn a place in Shakespeare’s folio. The powerhouse organelles inside cells of Amborella...
  • When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?

    When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?
    When it comes to evolutionary debates, this one is a major dogfight. Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have argued over the origin of domesticated dogs, speculating wildly about how, when and where a toothy, flesh-eating beast was first...
  • Apodaca: Parents should give their kids a break for the holidays

    As winter break approaches, giving students a needed rest after a pressure-filled fall, I'll bet that a lot of kids are hoping Santa stuffs some chill pills into their parents' Christmas stockings. Whether Mom and Dad would be willing to take the...
  • 'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'

    'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'
    "If you hold the door for someone and they don't say, 'Thank you,' that person deserves to be in hell," Chuck Palahniuk rails — in the most mild-mannered way possible. "It also ticks me off when someone pushes the button on the elevator more...
  • Learn About the Galapagos Islands at the Henry Carter Hull Library

    Learn About the Galapagos Islands at the Henry Carter Hull Library
    Are you intrigued by nature's biological mysteries? A member of the Charles Darwin fanclub? Or just in need of some vicarious vacation time? Scratch all these itches and more at the Henry Carter Hull Library, where Peggy Adler will deliver a talk and...
  • Galapagos cruises offer beautiful paradise in the 'middle of nowhere'

    Galapagos cruises offer beautiful paradise in the 'middle of nowhere'
    For nature lovers it is paradise: Ecuador's Archipiélago de Colón, islands better known as the Galapagos. Located in the proverbial "middle of nowhere" in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, these remote islands of volcanic origin...
  • How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill

    How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill
    Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...
  • Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem' a thrilling salute to human growth

    Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem' a thrilling salute to human growth
    How to enumerate the myriad wonders and delights of “Totem,” now taking its viewers on a dazzling trek from the primordial to the cosmic? For starters, there’s Cirque du Soleil’s signature yellow-and-blue Grand Chapiteau,...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...
  • Hampton Roads Readers: There's still time for beach reading

    Hampton Roads Readers: There's still time for beach reading
    Summer might be more than half over, but there's still plenty of time to dig into some good "beach reads," whether you're sitting on the sands at Buckroe or lounging on your back porch. Here are a few that made their way to my desk in the past few months....
  • Telluride Film Review: 'The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden'

    With just nine inhabitants -- including a bitter German doctor, a haughty French baroness and a family of social exiles -- the island of Floreadora becomes a Clue-worthy backdrop for conflict and murder in "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden."...