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  • Paris prepares for major zoo renovation, to be finished in 2014 (no elephants included)

     
    PARIS — For a zoo, it's a quiet and lonely place. Among the few remaining residents of Paris' main animal park are the giraffes -- whose long necks make travel inconvenient -- and a hippo who was permitted to stay......
  • U.S. registers sharp drop in shark attacks last year

     
    Surfers and other ocean-sport enthusiasts might find solace in the news that shark attacks in the United States declined in 2009, according to a University of Florida report released Monday. "The big story is that the number of attacks in......
  • Monster Mash: Autry president to retire; Einstein's theory of relativity goes public; LuPone's ballet debut

     
    --Bidding farewell: John L. Gray, president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will announce his retirement today. (Los Angeles Times) --Scientific treasure: The original 46-page manuscript of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity...
  • Steve Carell to visit ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’

     
    It's going to seem like old times. Steve Carell returns to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” to promote the new movie “Date Night” next week. You can catch the “Office” star on Wednesday's “Daily Show.̶...
  • The Getty's new blog has big potential

     
    According to the Getty Trust's new online blog, The Iris, which launched on Monday, few museums in Chile were seriously damaged by the devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked the country in February. "Only the O’Higgins Museum in Talca and the....
  • Mammoth delivery to La Brea tar pits

     
    Life-size imperial mammoth is towed behind sculptor Howard Ball's 1958 Volkswagen for installation at La Brea tar pits....
  • Obama expected to raise $3.5 million in Los Angeles

     
    President Obama is expected to raise nearly $3.5 million in Los Angeles on Monday evening, appearing at events honoring California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is facing at a tough reelection battle this year. The Los Angeles events are the latest......
  • Behind the lens: Shooting the Endeavour time-lapse video

     
    By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times In Los Angeles it might be said that we’ve seen it all. In February we saw a 340-ton boulder hauled 105 miles over two weeks to an art museum. But a space shuttle moving through city streets was going to be unique....
  • Friends mourn surfer killed in shark attack off Santa Barbara

     
    Friends on Tuesday mourned a 39-year-old surfer killed in a shark attack off the waters of Central California. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt, Calif., was described as an avid surfer who had been coming to the surf spot since......
  • New Guinea expedition discovers new long-nosed frog, tiny tree kangaroo, multicolored pigeon

     
    Finding a new animal species is a special moment for scientists and even better when one hops into their mountain camp and volunteers to be discovered. An international team of researchers was camping in the Foja mountains of Indonesia when......
  • Eco-Tourism opportunities abound in St. Lucie County

     
    In this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, you can read my first-hand experience on an Eco-Tour of the Everglades. The tour that I took, Southwest Florida EcoTours out of Naples, is only one of many, many opportunities to incorporate nature in your vacation...