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King Tut exhibition: What's new in this show, and what's missing

The golden relics of Tut, evoking the life, mysterious death and storied afterlife of the 19-year-old Egyptian King Tutankhamun, is, for many of us, embedded in our childhood memories — along with those long, long entrance lines. A touring King Tut exhibition in the 1960s was followed by the blockbuster...

Weird Antarctic ice may explain how life endured on frozen Earth

A strange discovery, made by polar explorer Robert Scott a century ago, might explain how complex life survived when the planet froze over into “Snowball Earth”

Seismologists introduce new measure of earthquake ruptures

A team of seismologists has developed a new measurement of seismic energy release that can be applied to large earthquakes. Called the Radiated Energy Enhancement Factor (REEF), it provides a measure of earthquake rupture complexity that better captures variations in the amount and duration of slip along the fault for events that may have similar magnitudes.

Conservation costs can be higher than bargained for

Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study shows that over time some participants may become conservation martyrs=

Robin Williams did 'the grossest things' to her, Pam Dawber says — 'but it was so much fun'

Back in the day — that day being the 1970s — Robin Williams had a certain “magic” with workplace behavior that now would be considered far from appropriate. At least that’s according to Pam Dawber, his costar on the TV series “Mork & Mindy.” “I had the grossest things done to me — by him. And I...

World sees rapid upsurge in extreme weather: report

A world addled by climate change has seen a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling of significant storms, droughts and heat waves, Europe's national science academies jointly reported Wednesday.

Medicine for sick koalas turns out to actually kill them

Koalas are often given antibiotics to treat a lethal strain of chlamydia, but the medicines often kill the koalas by wiping out friendly bacteria in their guts

Winter 'four'easter' storm hits U.S. East, snarling traffic, closing schools

(Reuters) - Millions of commuters along the U.S. East Coast faced another round of heavy snow, ice and gusty winds on Wednesday as the fourth major snowstorm this month struck the region, closing schools, grounding flights and halting buses and trains.

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help spare cities worldwide from rising seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates.

Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to Minnesota

The Clippers dropped a crucial game at Minnesota on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the 123-109 loss: 1. As Clippers coach Doc Rivers ripped into his team following the game, he pointed to the plus-minus category for his group as an indicator of how poorly they played. Indeed, it was...

The story behind Raffi's Place, and some of the best koobideh kebabs in Glendale

Walking into the tree-lined courtyard dining room at Raffi’s Place in Glendale, you get the sense that many happy memories have been — and continue to be — made here. The Persian restaurant, located a couple of blocks from the Glendale Galleria, is the site of countless birthday parties, baby showers,...

What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 overtime loss to Winnipeg

The schedule makers haven’t shown the Kings much mercy, making them play the Winnipeg Jets in the second game of back-to-back situations twice this season. Granted, they won the first matchup last month, at the end of a seven-game trip following a game at the Chicago Blackhawks. But Tuesday was...

Trump's national security advisors warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway

President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisors when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday on his reelection, including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating "DO NOT CONGRATULATE," according to officials familiar...

UN REDD+ Pilot Program In Congo Reportedly Failing — Failure To Stop Deforestation Due To “Harm” Done To Local Communities

REDD+, a United Nations program intended to halt deforestation in economically depressed areas (and thus to reduce associated carbon emissions) through monetary incentives and payments, is failing to function as… The post UN REDD+ Pilot Program In Congo Reportedly Failing — Failure To Stop Deforestation Due To “Harm” Done To Local Communities appeared first on PlanetSave.

Bob Uecker is bit by a venomous spider and lives to joke about it

Bob Uecker can make a joke out of just about anything. That’s one of the qualities that Milwaukee Brewers fans seem to love about the guy who has served as the team’s radio voice for 45 years. Uecker particularly loves to make fun of himself on the air, and a recent run-in with a brown recluse...

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