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  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them

    To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them
    The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well. Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
  • Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry

    Nicaragua wants more ocean territory, and neighbors are angry
    MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
  • Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections

    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
  • Intersections: Increased demand for Armenian language skills

    Intersections: Increased demand for Armenian language skills
    On a Saturday morning in a brightly lit classroom at the Burbank Adult School, a group of students are practicing their language skills. Except it's not English they're learning. It's not even Spanish. It's Armenian. Though its Western counterpart...
  • Enjoying golf and greener pastures in Cambodia

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It was just before 9 a.m. on a Monday as I stepped out of the luxurious, air-conditioned changing rooms of the Garden City Golf Club and onto the first tee. The temperature was already in the 90s and rising. But the heat...
  • A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth

    A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth
    Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists. In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
  • Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America

    Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America
    As dawn arrives on Dec. 21 at Cahokia Mounds, the sun will rise directly behind a pole hand-hewn from red cedar. Forty-eight such posts form a large circle, but only one of them will align with the sun. Winter will begin. Four times a year, people...
  • Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix

     Orlando Ballet students take 2 medals at Youth America Grand Prix
    Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month. Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...
  • Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues

    Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally. The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
  • New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon

    New ships for the world's oceans on the horizon
    Like supermodels sporting the latest on the runways of the world’s oceans, each year a group of new cruise ships debuts. Here are some noteworthy ones being launched in 2013: ·              MSC Cruises – The MSC Preziosa, a 139,400-ton, 3,502-...