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  • 'Plastic' lab confers a form of immortality

    'Plastic' lab confers a form of immortality
    The first thing you notice upon entering the tidy white room is the pervasive smell of formaldehyde. Then you see four people in lab coats cutting into an enormous, dripping elephant's heart. A few feet away is a table strewed with a human head, feet and...
  • El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie

    El Bulli chef wants a piece of the pizza pie
    Ferran AdriĆ , the internationally acclaimed chef whose El Bulli in Spain is revered as the world's premier outpost of gastronomic inventiveness, has ventured to Italy to learn a more humble art, pizza making. And perhaps not surprisingly, some Italians...
  • The Keys to Improving Male Fertility

    The Keys to Improving Male Fertility
    Do your sperm pass muster? Despite several months of effort, you and your partner haven't yet conceived. You're not ready to seek a fertility evaluation, but you might be wondering whether you're doing all you can to make sure you have healthy sperm. Male...
  • Beauty and the plastic beast

    Beauty and the plastic beast
    In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
  • Thief uses lubricant to swipe ring on woman's hand

    Police said a thief used a Vaseline-like lubricant to swipe an expensive ring off an elderly woman's hand in broad daylight. Authorities said two men bumped 80-year-old Helen Artim's car, then asked her to open her trunk to check for damage. Police...
  • No sacking the tears

    Everyone knew that Bruce Smith would be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, including Smith himself. The NFL's career sacks leader, he was that good, that dominant. And among a group of 17 finalists, Smith was the one sure thing,...
  • Winter car-care checklist: Exterior

    Wiper blades: Replace worn, streaking or damaged blades. Consider winter ones that won't pack with snow and remain in contact with the glass. Windows: Apply water repellent to windshield and windows to keep them free of slush, salt and muck. Doors,...
  • Face-lift peels away the years at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Face-lift peels away the years at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    TAKE a trip to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and you're bound to encounter some impressive bone structures. Popular tenants include the Tyrannosaurus rex and a complete cast of the long-necked Mamenchisaurus. But the biggest dinosaur is...
  • Popular 'green' products test positive for toxicant

    New tests of 100 "natural" and "organic" soaps, shampoos and other consumer products show that nearly half of them contained a cancer-causing chemical that is a byproduct of petrochemicals used in manufacturing. Many items that tested positive for the...
  • Rachel Gottlieb

    Rachel Gottlieb Frank has called herself a reporter since 1983, when she signed up to work at her college paper, The Michigan Daily, before she registered for her first courses at The University of Michigan. She has inhabited a cubicle at The Hartford...
  • 2008 L.A. Auto Show: Hyundai Hybrid Concept

     
    Looks like: The Hyundai Sonata sedan's innards Defining characteristics: A new hybrid powertrain and battery Ridiculous features: None Chance of being mass-produced: 100% We???re not sure why Hyundai is calling this a concept, because it???s already...
  • Hyundai Nuvis Concept at 2009 New York Auto Show

     
    Looks like: Hyundai is ripping off Mazda???s concept style Defining characteristics: Gull-wing doors, hybrid drivetrain Ridiculous features: ???Battlestar Galactica???-themed interior Chance of being mass-produced: Unlikely; we doubt even the styling will...