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  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • Beware of friends and the night if you're dieting, study says

    Beware of friends and the night if you're dieting, study says
    If there’s no caramel cheesecake, you are not likely to eat any. But plop one down on a table among a group of friends and forks are likely to come out. That’s a simple scene that embodies some of the complex mechanisms that make it so hard...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you

    Speedier screening may be coming to an airport near you
    In the near future, airline passengers may be screened for weapons without having to stop walking or remove their coats and shoes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is pushing for private contractors to create a screening machine with "screen and...
  • His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life

    His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life
    It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch. The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not far from where the shuttles once...
  • Five whoppers you should never tell recruiters

    DEAR JOYCE: I loved your amusing quotes from recruiter Tim Sackett about lies that recruiters tell candidates, but what about the other side of the coin -- lies that candidates tell recruiters? -- T.T. Tim Sackett (http://www.timsackett.com) is a very...
  • Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums

    Taking the Kids -- to L.A. museums
    Meet megamouth. He's the world's rarest shark. Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour. The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch...
  • Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?

    Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?
    WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of...
  • Engineering majors continue to earn highest starting salaries

    Brazen Careerist Want to be sure you land an awesome starting salary right out of college? Major in engineering. Of the top 10 best-paying college majors, seven are in areas of engineering, according to a report issued recently by the National...
  • Vacation therapy at life's crossroads

    Vacation therapy at life's crossroads
    Tammy Russo always loved to travel to far-flung corners: Morocco, Bhutan, Indonesia. But after her father was diagnosed with cancer, she channeled her wanderlust to destinations they could enjoy together: Italy, Greece, Sedona, Ariz. Heartbroken after...
  • Work toward finding the job you love

    Brazen Careerist If you're stuck in a job or a field you don't particularly like, you've probably found yourself asking some tough questions: How did I wind up here? Will I be here forever? As a young professional, you might feel compelled to decide...