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  • Darwin mural graces new building

    Darwin mural graces new building
    Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials. When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
  • If dogs are descended from wolves, then explain chihuahuas

    Thursday was a true dog day afternoon, as scientists announced they had — perhaps — finally solved the riddle of the origin of domesticated dogs. As my colleague Monte Morin reported: “Dogs evolved from a now extinct species of...
  • 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...
  • Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note

    LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Science-play festival debuts at Mad Cow Theatre

     Science-play festival debuts at Mad Cow Theatre
    Denise Gillman did not like science as a child. "Science and math were a mystery to me," she says. "I couldn't connect to it." But today Gillman routinely deals with science — even though she's a college professor in the theater department....
  • 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."...