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  • Endeavour shuttle helps draw 1 million visitors to Science Center

     
    More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
  • Julia Child's family outraged over Thermador ads featuring chef

     
    In her four decades as America’s cooking teacher, Julia Child had a hard and fast rule about commercial endorsements: She didn’t do them. It didn’t matter whether it was the butter that made her beurre blanc sauce sing, the pot in...
  • California Science Center set for Endeavour exhibit opening today

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
  • Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research

     Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research
    In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines. Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later...
  • House committee proposes funding cuts for NEA, other arts groups

    A bill approved by the House of Representative's committee on appropriations would cut funding for a number of cultural organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, whose budget would be slashed to $75 million for the 2014 fiscal year,...
  • Bird slams into nose of plane

    Bird slams into nose of plane
    You never want to see a hole in your plane. Holes are not supposed to be in planes. And that's why investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into what knocked a whole in a United Airlines jet. They think it was some flocking...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • The beauty — and sorrow — of an empty nest

    The beauty — and sorrow —  of an empty nest
    The lithographs in Joy M. Kiser's "America's Other Audubon" are works of great beauty and scientific accuracy. But behind them is a tragedy — the story of a hugely ambitious undertaking begun in heartbreak and completed in grief. The art book...
  • Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis

    Getting up close and personal with Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Atlantis is ready for its close-up. The orbiter that made the final flight of NASA's shuttle program now is in a new $100-million home created for it at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 90,000-square foot attraction — called Space...
  • Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before

    Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before
    Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
  • 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...
  • 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...