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  • Rep. A Bag of Rocks, I-GA

     
    By Megan Crepeau Did you hear the one about the super-conservative Georgia Congressman who ran unopposed and inspired more than 4000 voters to write in "Charles Darwin?" But wait! There's more! Wonkette picked over the full list of write-in votes......
  • Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches' started with airport bookstores

    Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches' started with airport bookstores
    Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places. While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
  • Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland

    Mindo, Ecuador's cloud-forested wonderland
    I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions. -----...
  • Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity

    Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity
    One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals. They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
  • Movie Review: 'Creation'

    Movie Review: 'Creation'
    Rating: 2 stars Recap: Fascinating facets of Charles Darwin's life, family and work are explored in Jon Amiel's "Creation." Real-life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly portray Darwin and his wife, Emma. Review: "Try as he might to work three...
  • "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...
  • 10 things you might not know about birthdays

    10 things you might not know about birthdays
    Some impressive birthdays have been celebrated lately, including the 200th of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were born on the same day in 1809. Let's blow out 10 more candles to celebrate these facts: 1. A "leapling" or "leaper" is a person born...
  • Blend tech know-how with marketing, writing skills

    Blend tech know-how with marketing, writing skills
    Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Yelp, YouTube: Nowadays, just about everyone seems to use at least one of these social media Web sites. That's because social media is unbeatable for catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and getting the latest...
  • Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'

    Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'
    Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance. Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...
  • 'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano

    'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano
    Rewilding the World Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution Caroline Fraser Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50 Coyote at the Kitchen Door Living With Wildlife in Suburbia Stephen DeStefano Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95 "Over the...
  • Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird

    Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird
    Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....