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The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
A leading online course provider announced Wednesday that it will offer free professional training and development courses to prepare teachers worldwide for Web-based classes. Coursera, a for-profit clearinghouse for online and videotaped courses...
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For William Wilson, the former Los Angeles Times art critic who died Saturday at the age of 78, art was a childhood refuge, a teenage survival mechanism, and, finally, a career that saw him chronicle the city's rise in art-world stature from his first...
Jennifer Lawrence is still a charmer, whether she's flubbing former President Bill Clinton's name or debuting a new hairdo. The Oscar-winning actress chopped off her long locks and debuted her shoulder-skimming fringe 'do at the GLAAD Media Awards....
Much of what we know about past civilizations in Mexico comes from the writings of colonial Europeans -- Spanish conquerors and priests -- who arrived in the Americas in the 1500s. But archaeological evidence from recent excavations at a site called El...
With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
The blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie "Jurassic Park," being re-released in 3-D on April 5, wouldn't be the same place without paleontologist Jack Horner. In addition to advising the production on scientific matters, Horner provided inspiration for the...
Astronomers have had great success using tools like NASA’s Kepler space telescope to peer into the heavens and find planets outside our solar system, but they haven’t yet been able to describe those worlds in great depth. In large part, that...
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This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON — The “spidernaut” has died. Just days after becoming a star attraction at the National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo, the spider that spent 100 days in space was found dead Monday. “The unexpected...
Doodle 4 Google, the nationwide art contest that gives kids a shot at landing their artwork on the Google homepage, kicks off Monday. The prize is a $30,000 college scholarship for the winner and $50,000 for his or her school. Parents love that part. ...
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WASHINGTON -- Like some of capital’s other denizens, this town’s newest celebrity may give you the creeps. It’s a spider, and it's drawing a lot of attention at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo....
FrameworkLife-size imperial mammoth is towed behind sculptor Howard Ball's 1958 Volkswagen for installation at La Brea tar pits....
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