| Oct 2, 2009
A treasure trove of 4.4-million-year-old fossils from the Ethiopian desert is dramatically overturning widely held ideas about the early evolution of humans and how they came to walk upright, even as it paints a remarkably detailed picture of early life...
| Jul 12, 2009
By mid-July, "black holes" often develop in the garden. Spring ephemeral flowers such as Virginia bluebells have died away. Tulip leaves and stems have browned and even the daffodil foliage has mostly faded and can safely be removed. Bleeding heart...
| Aug 2, 2009
Author Jeff Bredenberg has made a habit of writing books that help homeowners cut corners. His latest is "How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work" (Rodale, $18.95), another of his "How to Cheat" series. This one offers "shameless tricks" to help gardeners...
| Aug 12, 2009
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Bats are pretty common in caves or under bridges, but Animal Control Officers are now warning the public to watch out for the winged creatures in downtown Sacramento.
This week Animal Care Services received about twenty phone calls of bat sightings,...
| Jan 31, 2010
It can be a challenge to enjoy the outdoors during the long Midwest winter. When it gets cold and snowy outside, break out of your routine and head to Maquoketa, Iowa to go underground and explore some caves. Maquoketa Caves State Park has the largest...
| Feb 22, 2010
Bats have invaded a local school in Clear Creek ISD, forcing it to close parts of the building to protect students.
This is not the first time school leaders have encountered bats in Bay Elementary but this time, the situation special, since the tiny...
| May 16, 2004
The Midwest is known for its front-porch folksiness and down-to-earth pleasures. But take a world-view of the region, and you find that some of its attractions are as exotic and unique as anything on Earth. This, for instance, is the land of Serpent...