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Beer is a basic of life in Copenhagen. Craft beers are all the rage on a street in Norrebro. (Photo by Lark Gould)

Copenhagen for two days or two weeks

Copenhagen can be wonderful, indeed, if you skip the mermaid selfie and head straight to the citiy’s hip meandering districts for some neo-Dansk design and adventures in New Nordic tastes.

Meet Zhenyuanlong, a newly discovered species that even surprised the scientists who examined the 125 million-year-old, intact fossil (Image from Steve Brusatte)

Jurrasic squawk: Feathered dinosaur unearthed in China even surprised scientists who examined it

- The Washington Times

It was over five-feet long, was covered in long feathers, had short arms, talons to reckon with and resembled the Velociraptor - one of the starring monsters of the “Jurrasic Park” films. Meet Zhenyuanlong, a newly discovered species that even surprised the scientists who examined the 125 million-year-old, intact fossil - described as a winged dragon, and the largest on record.

Alice Rotter, second from right, and her cousin, Norma Jean Stevens of Rapid City, S.D., third from right, pose with their family's cherry quilt with family members after donating their quilt to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Neb. The quilt, made in 1860, was passed down through the family and occasionally squabbled over. The photo was taken In a July 10, 2015 photo. (Matt Ryerson/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Traveling Civil War-era quilt finds a home at Nebraska museum

- Associated Press

With the Civil War growing closer to home and rumors of soldiers burning homesteads, Thornton and Christina Myers took the family’s most prized possessions - silverware and Christina’s recently finished cherry quilt - and buried them 6 feet under.

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In this photo taken Nov. 9,  2014 photographer Brent Stapelkamp, front right,  with colleagues in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Stapelkamp, a lion researcher and part of a team that had tracked and studied Cecil the lion for nine years darted him and attached a collar last year. He was probably the last person to get up close before Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed the now-famous lion with the bushy black mane and, aided by a Zimbabwean professional hunter, cut off its head and skin for trophies.  (AP Photo/Derek Whalley)

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

- Associated Press

When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.

Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

- Associated Press

A century after the teenage Louis Armstrong's first pro gig at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the jazz singer and trumpeter's complicated relationship with his hometown is opening in a state museum in New Orleans' French Quarter.

In this July 22, 2015 photo, people on the top deck of a river boat view piers toward the Minnesota side for the mile-long St. Croix Crossing bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin near Stillwater, Minn. Three times a month, 350 or more people head out on the 90-minute tours, with adults paying $10 apiece for the chance to view one of the biggest and most expensive bridge projects in Minnesota history. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

- Associated Press

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment - all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.

USS Monitor gun turret from Civil War on display at museum

- Associated Press

The ruddied brown of centuries-old iron serves as a constant source of excitement at the Mariners' Museum: a peek into history for casual visitors, an endless resource for Civil War buffs and a revolution in naval warfare that sits not half an hour away from Norfolk Naval Station.

FILE - In this July 1, 2015, file photo, protesters hold their hands in the shape of a mountain to symbolize protecting Mauna Kea during a news conference in Honolulu. The protesters gathered for a news conference on their efforts to block the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea. Seven people protesting a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea have been arrested for defying an emergency rule created to prevent camping on the mountain that is held sacred by Native Hawaiians. The arrests early Friday, July 31, 2015, are the first enforcement efforts since the land board approved the rule July 10. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

- Associated Press

More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state.

Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

Associated Press

A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.

FILE - In this file aerial photo taken on Sunday, April  13, 2014, Orthodox priests and believers participate in the Palm Sunday procession around the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

- Associated Press

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

Public has until Aug. 28 to comment on Hanford plan

Associated Press

People who have an opinion about the creation of a national park at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have until Aug. 28 to comment on the operations plan created by the federal government.

FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil.  (Paula French via AP)

US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project

- Associated Press

A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.