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  • A mother tongue lures visitors to museums

    A mother tongue lures visitors to museums
    As the Americans who are at least 5 years old and speak a language other than English at home now exceed 20 percent of the population, museums across the country are responding with bilingual and non-English educational programs for all ages. Offered in...
  • In Theory: When we talk Darwin, must we also include Creationism?

    In Theory: When we talk Darwin, must we also include Creationism?
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has been criticized by intelligent-design advocates for allegedly canceling a series of events tied to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution rather than including alternative viewpoints toward evolution,...
  • Orlando Health offers travel to promote healthy aging

    Orlando Health offers travel to promote healthy aging
    Life is an adventure, one possibly made longer and more successful with travel. A variety of experts have noted the positive impact traveling can have on healthy aging. The U.S Travel Association has shared that activities and experiences stemming...
  • Cape Cod Off Season, Hiking, Museums, Movies, Birdwatching

    Cape Cod Off Season, Hiking, Museums, Movies, Birdwatching
    We love Cape Cod in summer, but hate the crowded beaches and golf courses, packed restaurants and soul-sucking traffic jams. During the off-season, from now to Memorial Day weekend, there's plenty to do, minus the crowds. Here are some suggestions (it's...
  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass. There was one creature, however, that...
  • Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest

    Greet a parrot, pet a bug at Conservatory's KidsFest
    Kids will have a chance to wish Happy BirdDay to George, the double yellow-head Amazon parrot that lives in the Oak Park Conservatory's tropical room. But there's more than that to KidsFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 615 Garfield St., Oak Park....
  • Taxidermist in demand for his ability to make bird replicas lifelike

    Taxidermist in demand for his ability to make bird replicas lifelike
    Igor Caragodin was looking for the perfect specimen. He and his crew had been riding for hours in the bed of a dusty safari truck across the Burkina Faso savanna. The sun reached high in the sky and the sub-Saharan winds seared their faces. The group...
  • Found skull isn't Gettysburg soldier as suspected

    The skull of the suspected Civil War soldier arrived at the Smithsonian in a square box. The lower jaw was missing, as were four front teeth and some nasal bones, but otherwise it was in remarkable condition, considering it was thought to have been in...
  • Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014

    Pharrell Williams had a very 'Happy,' successful and stylish 2014
    It's hard to imagine many people who've had as productive a year as Pharrell Williams, the singer, producer, actor, designer and trendsetting fashion plate who could take home multiple awards at Sunday's Grammys, where he is nominated in six categories....
  • Winter Carnival ready to hit the snow in Galena

    Winter Carnival ready to hit the snow in Galena
    Illinois Feb. 13-16: Winter Carnival, Galena. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa hosts this event, which includes snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on 26 miles of groomed trails, sledding, ice skating, turkey bowling and sled-dog rides. In the evening there...
  • Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks

    Largest known rodent wielded its enormous teeth like tusks
    If you think you have a rodent problem in your house, just be glad it’s not this one. Scientists have discovered that the largest-known rodent to have ever roamed Earth had ferocious front teeth useful for fighting and digging – much in the...