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  • Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah

    Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah
    When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens. In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes,...
  • President Obama talks Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    President Obama talks Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    President Obama had several things on his mind when he stopped off in Hollywood on Thursday to visit “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In addition to showing a sense of humor with the all-President Obama edition of Kimmel’s regular “Mean...
  • WHO: World is eating too much sugar

    WHO: World is eating too much sugar
    LONDON (AP) — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar...
  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
  • DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago

    DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
    DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago. The discovery, published Thursday in Science, could mean there was more contact between early farmers...
  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Brian John LoftusAugust 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014

    Brian John Loftus<br/>August 21, 1929 - December 15, 2014
    Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus.  He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday.  Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...
  • Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville

    Ebola vaccine trials set to begin in Rockville
    Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....