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  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Alexander Graham Bell auction halted; Smithsonian disputes 'gift'

    Alexander Graham Bell auction halted; Smithsonian disputes 'gift'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. A historic archive documenting Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt in the early 1900s to build a kite-like aircraft that would allow humans to fly was pulled back from an auctioneer’s...
  • Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art

    Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art
    Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75. Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
  • The Swoose

     
    Los Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....
  • Endeavour shuttle helps draw 1 million visitors to Science Center

     
    More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
  • Julia Child's family outraged over Thermador ads featuring chef

     
    In her four decades as America’s cooking teacher, Julia Child had a hard and fast rule about commercial endorsements: She didn’t do them. It didn’t matter whether it was the butter that made her beurre blanc sauce sing, the pot in...
  • California Science Center set for Endeavour exhibit opening today

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
  • Lawmakers look to boost small contractors

    Lawmakers look to boost small contractors
    Like any construction firm hoping to break into government contracting, Linwood Scott's company needed to obtain a surety bond — a type of insurance — in order to win its first job. But getting the bond, which is required for contracts...
  • Ownership fight over Alexander Graham Bell's flight research

    In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines. Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later...
  • The past is prologue for Elkridge's Belmont Manor

    The past is prologue for Elkridge's Belmont Manor
    From the front steps of its large manor house, the Belmont estate in Elkridge looks the same as it has for more than two centuries, with rolling pastures and woodlands as far as the eye can see. Inside, the house retains much of its character from when...
  • Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist

    Rare Vietnam-era helicopter for sale on Craigslist
    For sale: painstakingly restored Vietnam War-era Marine helicopter. Records missing, but mounts, gun replicas and rocket pods included. The blades spin, but the 1965 UH-1E Huey gunship is not flyable. To view, visit Cevon McLean's backyard in Lothian....