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This Week In Science: Seeing Infrared, Earth's Shield, and a Bug Smorgasbord

World Science Festival | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/5/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.05.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Even if you didn't get selected to be the new defense secretary, you can still do your part by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what y...

DNA Testing Ties Skeleton To 'Crooked King' But Raises Big Questions Too

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say there is "overwhelming evidence" that a skeleton found under a parking lot is that of England's King Richard III, but t...

'Sherlock' Has Never Looked Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

Thank goodness our ancestors couldn't get along. If not for past European conflicts, we may have never seen this first look at "Sherlock" star Bene...

Catholic and Protestant Church Clergy To Work Together For Richard III's Burial

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

King Richard III ruled for two short years, between 1483 and 1485, before he was defeated by the future Henry VII during the Battle of Bosworth, accor...

Richard III Cause Of Death Revealed

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bo...

Bone Study Reveals Richard III Ate Like A King, Drank Like A Fish

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

In his short two-year reign, King Richard III managed to cram in a fair amount of feasting, researchers say in a new report. Known as the "last Pla...

Spine Study Shows Medieval King Was No 'Hunchbacked Toad'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's s...

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Controversy Erupts Over Skeleton Said To Be Famous King's

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Talk about a drama king. In 2012, archaeologists unearthed from a parking lot in Leicester, England a skeleton suspected of being that of Richard I...

Scientists Seek 'Code' Of Celebrated English King

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

The genetic code of King Richard III, the medieval monarch whose body was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, is set to be seque...

Kim the Third

John Feffer | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Kim the Third might seem, with his Falstaffian girth, more a figure of humor than a figure to be feared. Appearances have proven deceiving. He has quickly demonstrated that, like his grandfather, he will act decisively and ruthlessly to maintain his perch.

Fotheringhay for Richard III

Will Bower | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Will Bower

The solution as to where to bury the remains of Richard III is a rather simple one. Not Leicester. Not York. But Fotheringhay. The Church of St Mar...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

'Kinky Boots' Smashes Records In Wake Of Macy's Day Parade Controversy

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving was rough on turkeys but pretty good for Broadway theaters — several shows broke records over the holiday weekend, in...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part Two: Reaching Out to Aneurin Barnard's 'Fan Club' for Help

Juliette Fretté | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

Hear ye, hear ye! All hell breaketh loose in Richard-land. Yes, my friends, yes: The fates have thrown a spear through my path. But like an Olympia...

Mark Rylance Finds the Humor in Shakespeare's Evil King

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Shakespeare's Globe staging of Richard III is an eye-opener to the possibility of a demented, power-hungry, serial killer being a stand-up comedian. Or such was the case at a recent performance.

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part One: Husband Declares War on Adorable Actor 'Aneurin Barnard'

Juliette Fretté | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

I decided to funnel my violent energies toward what may be a more uplifting bottomless pit of indulgence. Namely my new obsession: actor Aneurin Barnard, who plays Richard III in the Starz Miniseries. The White Queen.

Crooked King Had Parasite Problem, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.04.2013 | Science

William Shakespeare depicted King Richard III as a crooked ruler, due to the monarch's supposed ruthless demeanor and his curved spine. A new study ...

Dispute Over Where To Rebury Unearthed King

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

LONDON -- He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Fr...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Gladys Knight & The O'Jays, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Shakespeare Heads To A New York City Parking Lot

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Acting in one of Shakespeare's plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That's just one of the challenge...

THE WHITE PRINCESS Successfully Combines the Historical and the Fictional

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...