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  • How 'Frozen' Became This Year's Biggest Holiday B.O. Surprise

    The Cinderella story of this year's holiday box office is ... go figure, Disney's newest princess movie, "Frozen." Yet, despite the surprise success of its 2010 predecessor princess pic, "Tangled," which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, the path to...
  • Tar pits' microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists

    Tar pits' microfossils stir big interest from Page museum scientists
    Perhaps in pursuit of prey, a senior saber-tooth cat with chronic arthritis and damaged teeth fell into the death trap now known as the La Brea tar pits and died, attracting swarms of scavenging insects and rodents. Eventually, the rotting carcass and...
  • La Brea tar pits celebrate a century of stink, ooze and amazement

    La Brea tar pits celebrate a century of stink, ooze and amazement
    The La Brea tar pits are marking 100 years of digging history out of the muck.  The aroma of the pits is notorious along Los Angeles' Miracle Mile, where they have been burbling since prehistoric times. It's an incredible site that has fascinated...
  • Kurt Vile wears some hats better than others at Ottobar

    Kurt Vile wears some hats better than others at Ottobar
    “We’re not going to play any Lou Reed tonight out of respect to the man,” said Kurt Vile on the evening of the legendary rocker’s death. “Wouldn’t want to sully his life work.”¬† Though Vile was being facetious,...
  • La Brea tar pits are a "time machine" that take LA to the Pleistocene

    La Brea tar pits are a "time machine" that take LA to the Pleistocene
    The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum celebrated its 100th anniversary of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits Monday with a guided tour by the dig site’s museum curator and free admission for visitors. As giddy paleontologists and curious...
  • NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover finds life-friendly bonanza on once-watery Mars
    Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have been somewhat sparing until now when describing exactly how the rocks drilled, gobbled and cooked by the Curiosity rover paint a picture of a life-friendly environment. Well, no...
  • Amazing lizard breath: Dinosaurs probably breathed better than you do

    Amazing lizard breath: Dinosaurs probably breathed better than you do
    Little-known fact: When it comes to extracting oxygen from the air we breathe, we humans are just OK. Birds are more efficient breathers than us. So are alligators and, according to a new study, monitor lizards, and probably most dinosaurs were as well....
  • Skeleton of giant dinosaur brought to life digitally

    Skeleton of giant dinosaur brought to life digitally
    Scientists have used computer simulations to re-create the thunderous steps of one of the world's largest dinosaurs and have concluded that the beast walked at about 5 miles per hour. In research published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists...
  • Ovation Awards 2013: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada win big

    Ovation Awards 2013: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada win big
    The Ovation Awards, L.A.'s biggest theater honors, were handed out Sunday at a ceremony at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Center Theatre Group was the top winner of the evening with a total of 12 awards. The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts...
  • Universal Eyes Chris Pratt for 'Jurassic World'

    Chris Pratt is in early talks to star in Universal's "Jurassic World." Pratt would take on the role originally intended for Josh Brolin. Discussions are very preliminary, as scheduling and salary discussions, which were the original deal breakers for...
  • A fossilized brain, 520 million years old

    A fossilized brain, 520 million years old
    Scientists have discovered the fossilized brain of an animal that lived 520 million years ago. It is the oldest mostly intact nervous system to have ever been found. The incredible ancient brain and nervous system, described in the journal Nature,...