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Insects have developed a wide variety of mouthparts. For example, a honeybee has hairs on its tongue that trap nectar.

How Insects Dine

Monday, August 3, 2015

Insects and flowering plants (angiosperms) are so evidently made for each other that scientists have long assumed it was the emergence of plants with flowers …

Lions Are in Trouble

Monday, August 3, 2015

Washington — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the …

Florida Tries to Stop Protecting Panthers

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Florida panther this week was struck and killed by a car in Collier County, Fla. Florida motorists have killed 17 of the big cats …

Entertainment Highlights: Royalton Singer-Songwriter Embarks on a Career in Music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In the hours before she steps to the microphone at Bentley’s Restaurant tonight to perform a mix of her own acoustic and alternative-pop songs and covers of popular music of the last six decades, you might catch Alison Turner helping …

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union played the world’s scariest game of chicken …

Separation Of Museum s, C ommerce Is Crumbling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

In January, the website IfOnly.com, a San Francisco lifestyle company that organizes and sells so-called curated experiences, began to offer exclusive, one-on-one private tours of a socially connected photography collector’s Georgian mansion in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. About a third of the collection’s roughly 300 photographs had been …

Pop Go the Kennedy Center Honors, to the Detriment of Art

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The recipients of the first Kennedy Center Honors in 1978 were beyond stellar. They were legends, household names and artists with enormous influence and still unfolding historical impact. Marian Anderson’s 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial was a powerful and dignified early step on the …

Hot Spot

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“The longest waits are always in the sun for some reason,” said David Ellison, left, who was waiting with Bobby Emery for a load of asphalt to arrive while paving Route 14 in Royalton with a crew from …

Haute Cuisine Beans: New Coffee Achievers Roast Locally in Small Batches

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sam Sabky and Kate Fisher were seated one morning last week at a cafe table in My Brigadeiro, the brightly lighted chocolate shop tucked under the Starbucks in Hanover, waiting for the proper moment to give two French …

Rooting Out Some Nasty, Pushy Plants

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

If you have a wet area or a stream on your property, you might be seeing some very pretty tall pinky-purple flowers blooming now, or soon. Those are purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), an invasive plant that you should …

Foodnotes:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems has become a founding member of a Cuba and U.S. sustainable agriculture network. The goal of the Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network is to connect U.S. and Cuban advocates of agroecology, which combines the principles of ecology with agriculture, so they …

Essay: Pabst Returns to Milkwaukee, Where It Belongs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nearly 20 years after it closed its Milwaukee brewery, Pabst is returning to its birthplace. It’s doing so in a way that completes Pabst Blue Ribbon’s transformation from a beer for old guys with red necks and white socks to the cheap brew of choice in grotty urban …

Kaitlyn Spoiled ‘Bachelorette’ Finale Results Weeks Ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On the season finale of The Bachelorette Monday night, 29-year-old dancer Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted a marriage proposal from 28-year-old personal trainer Shawn Booth, naming him the winner of the season. Minutes earlier, she dumped the runner-up, 34-year-old software sales executive Nick Viall, who angrily left in a limo …