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  • Thomas Eisner dies at 81; entomologist who studied insect chemistry

    Thomas Eisner dies at 81; entomologist who studied insect chemistry
    Thomas Eisner, who became known as the "father of chemical ecology" as a result of his pioneering studies of how insects use chemicals to mate, elude predators and capture prey, died March 25 at his home in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 81 and had Parkinson's...
  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • "The Danger Box" by Blue Balliett

    "The Danger Box" by Blue Balliett
    "The Danger Box" By Blue Balliett Scholastic, $16.99, 320 pages (ages 9-12) "Every book is a box of ideas. /Every book that shares secrets is a Danger Box." And thus author Blue Balliett launches our exploration into the world of Zoomy Chamberlain, a...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Cambridge, England

    CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore the colleges, pubs, green spaces and leafy towpaths of Cambridge, England? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the city that is home to one of world's...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Summer family travel from A to T

    Summer family travel from A to T
    Summertime and traveling can be easy -- but for families there are special considerations. Are itineraries and lodgings comfortable? Before we started a family, many of us hiked and backpacked through Europe or Asia, eating on the go and sleeping in...
  • DarwinTunes finds the natural selection in music styles

     
    In a project called DarwinTunes, two Imperial College London gathered a series of 100 randomly generated noise loops and allowed them to recombine in a process of natural selection, during which time they began to approximate music. August Brown...
  • Jane Austen ring goes up for auction

     
    A ring once owned by Jane Austen, which has been in her family for centuries, will be offered for sale for the first time....
  • Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'

    Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'
    When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...