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  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester

    Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester
    The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week. The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
  • New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism

    New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism
    Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger. She was already forgotten...
  • History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event

     History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event
    The Orange County Regional History Center received a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for its 2012 Trick or Treat Safe Zone, a free five-hour event for families with children ages 12 and under that drew 4,000 last October. The...
  • Mexican artist from Coral Springs wins American Latino Museum design contest

    Whether painting for the faithful or family and friends, Ana Maria Villegas' art has been a constant source of motivation. Now she hopes her paintings will help inspire thousands of people like her. The Coral Springs housewife has won the 2013 Friends...
  • Declaring Wright Brothers Not First Doesn't Really Fly

    This was not the year for nonsense at the Capitol. Nevertheless, this session included a bill calling for a day to honor "the first powered flight" by Gustave Whitehead. The debate over whether the German immigrant was first to fly a powered aircraft is...
  • Tips for getting that six-pack:The new rules of ab training

    Ask most exercisers what they would like to change most about the way they look, and dollars to doughnuts they’ll say they want better abs. Men and women alike strive for that tight, toned set of abs that could be put on display at the Smithsonian...
  • Kevin Hunt: Where to find free downloadable music

    The toughest thing to find on the Internet, besides a phone number for eBay, might be free downloadable music. Everyone's buying music at iTunes or Amazon.com or streaming it at Spotify, Slacker or Pandora. When pride of ownership at no cost matters,...
  • New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task

    New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task
    Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations. In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
  • Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim
    Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture

     Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture
    — The first time Jane Rice ventured down into her in-laws' borrow pit off Harris Creek Road she was a recent bride who had little inkling about the extraordinary environment she was about to enter. Stepped terraces descended dozens of feet into...