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  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier. Exactly what he was doing in...
  • A rare-book bonanza in the digital age? 'Common Sense' says yes

    A rare-book bonanza in the digital age? 'Common Sense' says yes
    The digital era has been good for old books, an expert in rare books said earlier this week. Matthew Haley, head of rare books and manuscripts at the Bonhams auction house in London, said that news of rare books moves faster and wider than ever before...
  • Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not

    Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not
    A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.  It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' unveils a wild time on the islands

    Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' unveils a wild time on the islands
    Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky ménage à trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedrich Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son. Throw...