| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:24 AM
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....
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:59 PM
The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last -- thanks to science.
After measuring the dimensions of nearly two dozen mammal eyes, performing a series of wind tunnel experiments and engaging in some complex fluid dynamic modeling,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing.
Clark County Sheriff Bart May said he asked the school's anthropology department to...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:19 AM
The Smithsonian is taking a major exhibition about human evolution on the road to public libraries.
The National Museum of Natural History developed a traveling exhibit with the American Library Association based on the museum's Hall of Human Origins....
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:53 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:00 PM
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....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:33 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax.
Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...