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  • How to cook with farmers market produce

    How to cook with farmers market produce
    Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
  • President Obama to appear on Mythbusters

    President Obama to appear on Mythbusters
    It is a truth known to chemistry teachers the world over: If you want to get kids interested in science, blow something up. This December, President Obama will join two of the biggest proponents of the blow-stuff-up school of science education when he...
  • Talking With ... Randy Zwirn: Siemens Orlando goes for wind

    Talking With ... Randy Zwirn: Siemens Orlando goes for wind
    Randy Zwirn is chief executive officer of Siemens Energy Inc., the Orlando-based Americas headquarters for German-based Siemens AG's power-generation business. Zwirn spoke with Sentinel staff writer Kevin Spear. CFB: What's the potential for wind...
  • Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day

    Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day
    Today is Pi Day — a day to celebrate a number with desserts, numerical recitations and hot-dog throwing. Pi, the number that expresses the ratio of a circle's circumference over its diameter, was first calculated in ancient times, and sometimes is...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...
  • A Merry Owl Meatmas

     
    It's always scary when our friend Owl Meat's regular Funtastic Thursday post happens to fall on a kinder, gentler day like Christmas. But here he is, mellower than usual. Perhaps he's gotten into the eggnog. ELHere at stately Owl Manor,......
  • Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol simultaneously can sharply reduce heart attacks and strokes

     
    An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
  • 'Tarzan of the Apes,' reconsidered on his 97th birthday

     
    It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
  • President Obama challenges 'Mythbusters' crew to test Archimedes legend

     
    The crew of Discovery Channel's popular science program, "Mythbusters," frequently gets ideas from fans. But they are about to take on a challenge from a particularly famous viewer: President Obama. On the episode set to air Dec. 8, the president......
  • 'Mythbusters' team says it's testing Archimedes the right way for President Obama

     
    It's not the same old Archimedes myth. Or at least, it won't be tested in the same way. Complaints erupted after we reported that "Mythbusters" would take on the Archimedes legend -- in which the ancient Greek mathematician supposedly destroyed......
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: ‘L.A. Holiday Celebration 2010’ on KCET

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 5 - 11 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......