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  • Opponents say housing plan would destroy Native American site

    Opponents say housing plan would destroy Native American site
    The California Coastal Commission is slated to decide whether Huntington Beach can change the zoning designation of a parcel to allow housing on a site that opponents say is home to 9,000 years' worth of Native American artifacts and remains. Commission...
  • Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine

    Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine
    It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca). Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
  • Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014

    Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2014
    Two wintry cities at either end of the Baltic Sea — Umea, Sweden, to the northwest, and Riga, Latvia, to the southeast — share yearlong tenures as the official European Capitals of Culture in 2014, a tradition dating to 1985. Umea, subarctic...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson to lead viewers on 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to lead viewers on 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'
    NEW YORK — Bringing a long list of prepared questions to an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson is a fool's errand. That's not to say a conversation with the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History isn't...
  • Coastal agency to rule on Bolsa Chica rezoning for housing project

    A state coastal agency could soon decide whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development. The California Coastal...
  • Undersea light show: The secret neon world of biofluorescent fish

    Undersea light show: The secret neon world of biofluorescent fish
    Scientists have discovered more than 180 species of biofluorescent fish that glow in neon shades of blue, red, orange and green -- most of them hiding out in tropical coral reefs. Some of the fish glow just around their eyes. Others have intricate...
  • Justin Bieber -- what a mug (shot)!

    "DON'T MATTER how much money you got. There are two kinds of people; there's saved people and there's lost people." So said Bob Dylan. NOW THAT teen idol, troublemaker deluxe, Justin Bieber has finally been arrested -- speeding in a car while under...
  • Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects

    Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects
    NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd. He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
  • Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

    Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History
    WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
  • Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises

    Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises
    Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...