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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • In a word: kudos

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  KUDOS The Greeks, if you recollect your Homer, were much...
  • Martian 'Jelly Doughnut' A Geologist's Delight

    I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased. Alas,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Postwar era has ended, but not appetite for war

    The supposed decline of the United States. The impending crisis of the European Union this year when it becomes 30 states, while Britain contemplates leaving and making it 29. It confronts promised referenda on continuing EU membership and Scottish...
  • Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'

    Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'
    With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
  • '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...