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  • DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial
    Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of...
  • Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy

    Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...
  • Get The Most Out Of Your Naps

    Get The Most Out Of Your Naps
    In recent years, the nap has become better accepted — and better studied. According to a Pew Research Center study, one-third of adults in the United States take naps, and more men report napping than women. Although naps for adults may be gaining...
  • GOP donor Charles Munger Jr. finds wealth buys few friends

    GOP donor Charles Munger Jr. finds wealth buys few friends
    A month after Charles Munger Jr. wrote his first $100,000 check to a political campaign, he got a taste of the chronic rejection familiar to California's big Republican donors: The 2005 ballot measure he backed lost by a landslide. Yet Munger, the son...
  • Early on, head of Karl Strauss Brewing Co. had a taste for craft beers

    The gig: Chris Cramer, 53, is chief executive and co-founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Co. Started in 1989, it is one of the oldest craft breweries in Southern California and a pioneer in San Diego's renowned craft beer industry. Baccalaureate bartender:...
  • Nemours logistics center monitors patients 24-7

    Nemours logistics center monitors patients 24-7
    Nurse Laura Vodola has extra eyes and ears looking over her patients at Nemours Children's Hospital — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Those eyes and ears belong to paramedics who sit in a room several floors below Vodola in what's called the...
  • Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more

    Wandering Eye: On Kendrick Lamar's new video, Dan Deacon weighs in on the Orioles, and more
    We've been thinking a lot more about video on our mobile site this week, mostly because it's something that the website can finally handle after many readers rightfully complained that the clip of Bill Cosby being heckled was unavailable on the mobile...
  • Dancer's tour of L.A. includes Church of Scientology, Apple store

    Dancer's tour of L.A. includes Church of Scientology, Apple store
    In the latest Internet video to highlight the landmarks of Southern California, a half-naked ballet dancer prances around Hollywood and Santa Monica to the soundtrack of Hozier's "Take Me to Church.” The video, filmed by the comedy group...
  • Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO

    Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to be Google's new CFO
    The balance of power between Wall Street and Silicon Valley shifted another degree westward. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley, is leaving to take the same job at Google Inc., a symbolically significant move by a high-profile Wall...
  • USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift

    USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift
    A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a USC alumnus and his wife are donating $50 million to a USC brain research institute in hopes of treating such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injuries, university officials...
  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...