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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,...
  • New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure

    New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure
    After killing at least 9,936 people and infecting more than 24,202, the Ebola epidemic appears to be running out of steam. And for some medical researchers, this hard-won progress poses a problem. The Ebola virus has retreated so dramatically in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Valley Line: USC School of Libraries presents annual Scripter Award

    The Valley Line: USC School of Libraries presents annual Scripter Award
    The recent, simply amazing, fabulous days of 80-plus degree winter weather were divine but certainly not helping our Southern California drought situation. I’d love to see more rain. *** These are busy days for the folks from our burg. The award...
  • Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

    Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds
    It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
  • Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography

    Martin Gilbert dies at 78; British historian wrote Churchill biography
    Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, died Tuesday in London after a lengthy illness. He was 78. British senior civil servant John Chilcot reported his death to a British parliamentary...
  • Meet three young stars of the classical music world

    Audiences love young musicians. The soloist with the three-quarter size violin, the pianist whose legs just now reach the pedals, the kid whose confidence is as big as the talent exploding before our eyes. We are astonished, awed, and amazed. We wonder...
  • 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...