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BOSTON, MA - 4/12/2018: At the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Rita Freed (the MFA’s John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Art of the Ancient World) holds a resin model of a skull, used to practice the removal of a tooth from the mummified head of governor Djehutynakht (seen in the background). The FBI has solved the mystery of the identity a 4,000-year-old mummy, after extracting DNA from its tooth. Despite deciphering that the tomb belonged to a governor named Djehutynakht and his wife, they have long deliberated over whose head it was. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 17MummyHead

The MFA, the FBI, and the mystery of the 4,000-year-old mummy head

If an advanced method of genetic testing could work on an ancient mummy, it could work on some of the FBI’s more difficult criminal cases.

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 13, 2018 shows polar bear Inuka sitting on a sand bed inside its enclosure at the Singapore Zoo. Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down on April 25, 2018 after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals. / AFP PHOTO / Roslan RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Singapore euthanizes aged polar bear, first born in tropics

The 27-year-old bear suffered from age-related ailments including arthritis. Its limbs were too weak to support a more than 1,100-pound frame.

Ask Amy

Grandparents explode over pot paraphernalia

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Spokesman: George H.W. Bush responding and recovering

Former President George H.W. Bush was “responding and recovering” to treatment at a Houston hospital on Tuesday for an infection that had spread to his blood, according to a family spokesman.

The thundering beauty of Niagara Falls.

Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara

As the Niagara wine industry has flourished, this compact peninsula on the southwest corner of Lake Ontario has quietly grown into a top foodie destination.

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These hotels are the cat’s meow

Dogs get a lot of love in hotels — room service menus, gourmet treats, even in-room doggie DVDs. Cats, though, have a pet peeve: They aren’t always welcome.

Newport, R.I., is the only North American stopover on the Volvo Ocean Race.

Nautical and nice in Newport as Volvo Ocean Race comes sailing in

There’s no denying that this Rhode Island outpost is one of the most sail-centric of US cities, especially when the Volvo Ocean Race comes to town. Newport is the only North American stopover on this event, considered to be the world’s most grueling ocean race.

Fourth-generation oil producer Charlie Fairbank III had a mural depicting the beginning of Fairbank Oil in 1861 painted on his barn near Oil Springs, Ontario.

Black gold fever: Canada celebrates its 160-year oil heritage

In the heyday of Canada’s black gold rush, pumpjacks, spring-pole drills, and Canadian pole drilling rigs spread like a swarm of locusts across the gumbeds around Black Creek in Lambton County.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Erich Bergen in London.

The VIP Lounge with Erich Bergen

We caught up with Erich Bergen, who will be in Boston on May 1 to emcee the 11th annual Music Heals the Soul fund-raiser at the Fairmount Copley Plaza, to talk about all things travel.

Ask Amy

Girlfriend wonders how to exit abusive relationship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Castle Island’s Summer Beer Garden will debut beneath the Southeast Expressway.

BOTTLES

Here are four Boston-area beer gardens to start enjoying next month

No longer content to punt on creative outdoor drinking spaces, Boston will soon be the kind of city where you can sip a beer and play lawn games under a highway overpass.

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Chris Evans and brother Scott quizzed by Seth Meyers on ‘Late Night’

The two appeared together on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and played a game Meyers calls “How Well Do You Know Your Brother?”

The Johns Hopkins Hospital complex in Baltimore

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say the patient had the highly experimental transplant last month in a 14-hour operation.

Cardi B performed Sunday at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif.

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UMass Amherst bests Northeastern to win party with Cardi B

Students at 64 universities across the country went head-to-head in the “Tinder U Swipe Off” contest.

Kuhn-Rikon’s Gripper Jar Opener

Gripper Jar Opener will give you a (strong) hand in the kitchen

With its long handle to provide more leverage, the Gripper fits around grooved and smooth-sided caps from 1 to 3½ inches.

Blake Hill Preserves’ Meyer Lemon with Cardamom marmalade won a Gold Sofi Award from the Specialty Food Association.

New England’s 2018 specialty food winners

The honor is equivalent to an Oscar for an artisanal food maker, only the gold statue is of a chef holding a chafing dish.

Auntie Dalie’s pasta lives on

Maureen and Jon Haynes started business a year ago to earn extra money to go camping. As it turns out, they bought a pop-up camper, but now they’re too busy to get away.

Getting Salty with Jason Tom of Night Market

Mutual funds weren’t lighting Jason Tom’s fire, so he begged for a job in a restaurant kitchen. Thankfully, he got one.

By the Glass

Distinctive Spanish pours are a breath of fresh air

When you taste wines that sing with distinctiveness, you can bet that the people behind them have a story to tell.

Joshua David Stein

Q&A with Joshua David Stein, editor of the North America section of ‘Where Chefs Eat’

“Where Chefs Eat” covers 70 countries and 145 locations in the United States. It has almost 1,000 listings for breakfast spots alone. Boston is well represented.

Food historian Ken Albala removes cooked noodes from boiling water.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Noodle Soup? Cricket Noodle Soup? Noodle soup cocktails?

In Ken Albala’s new book “Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession,” the emphasis is, perhaps, on that last word.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Husband rejects son and now wants him to leave

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Kathrine Switzer in Boston before this year’s Marathon.

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Boston Marathon trailblazer Kathrine Switzer runs London Marathon, in number 261

In 1967 she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official number, also 261.

Spring is a good time to plant strawberries, but you also can do it in late summer or fall.

Gardening: quick and easy strawberries

Given how quickly strawberries begin to bear fruit and how easily they are grown, it’s a wonder that strawberry beds aren’t as common in backyards as lawns are in front yards. | realestate.boston.com

Irish leader launches bid to ease abortion restrictions

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland’s May 25 referendum on abortion is a vote about compassion.

The recent brawl centered around Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and Yankees DH Tyler Austin has inspired the “Evil Empire Weekend” May 5 and 6 at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

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PawSox bring MLB rivalry to McCoy Stadium

The ballpark in Pawtucket, R.I., will hold “Evil Empire Weekend” when the Yankees’ Triple-A team visits May 5 and 6.

BAC spring gala co-chairs Taniya Nayak and Eric Roseff (center) with fellow designers Vani Sayeed (left) and Atsu Gunther.

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Boston Architectural College holds spring fling

The event raised more than $380,000.

An empty frame at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist

“Stolen” is the first book about the theft of 13 works of art that’s authorized by the museum.

Going glam with your home decor without going too far

We’ve asked N.Y. designer Young Huh, Los Angeles designer Jessica McClendon and Massachusetts-based interior designer Kristina Crestin for tips. | realestate.boston.com

U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston as the top summer vacation destination in the United States, and the third best in the world.

Boston tops list of best summer vacation spots in the US

It also ranked third on the list of best summer vacation destinations in the world (behind Paris and Florence!) and fifth for best family summer vacations.

Connections | Magazine

When you’re not so outgoing, you need the befriender types

I’ve benefited from their welcoming ways my whole life.

Miss Conduct

My friend’s husband is a candidate, but I don’t want his sign on my lawn

They want to put his campaign sign on my lawn, but I don’t like his views. Plus, distancing from a bothersome cousin.

Style Watch

Jackets that are ready for April showers

Try these weather-appropriate jackets in springtime colors.

Love Letters

Should I miss him more?

The first week was really tough, but since then I’m basically living as I did when I was single — except now I get correspondence every day.

A young Eunice Kennedy.

book review

The formidable Kennedy sister

Difficult and driven Eunice Kennedy Shriver used her prickly personality for the lasting benefit of others.

book review

It’s a man’s world — even in the myths

Madeline Miller unspools a feminist retelling of the tale of Circe

An HQ Trivia screenshot.

Tech Nomad

HQ Trivia and the honing of our online instincts

Questions and answers about the runaway hit game.

Erich Bergen will emcee the 11th annual Music Heals the Soul fund-raiser.

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Break out the show tunes

The concert and dinner benefit the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Zach Burrus (and Ernie the Dalmatian) 

Ernie was too busy for interviews, so instead we spoke with his owner, 33-year-old Boston resident Zach Burrus.

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Practical magic

Natural cleaning products made for the modern home

The Muraka's bedroom, below the sea.

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A hotel in the Maldives lets you sleep underwater — for $50,000 a night

The experience of sleeping 16.4 feet below sea level can be yours — beginning at $50,000 per night before taxes.

Choose from several versions of hummus at the Humaari pop-up at Wink & Nod, including the sauteed beef.

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Tavern Road chef Louis DiBiccari is now behind a hummus-centric pop-up

At Wink & Nod in the South End, Humaari showcases tahini and more.

The vegan leather pant from Brass.

Fashion

Corporate wear at entry-level prices

Longtime friends Jay Adams and Katie Demo launched Brass in 2014 with five basic, affordable dress styles.

Tables

Tables: Whole Heart Provisions comes to Central Square, and trumpets and hip-hop fold into the Tapestry

Plus, kosher favorite Inna’s Kitchen returns to Newton this summer.