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December 6, 2013 |
Calling all birdwatchers: National forest officials are asking for volunteers to help count bald eagles in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains this winter. Starting on Dec. 21, forest rangers will hold monthly get-togethers, where volunteers can meet in the mountains, grab a pair of binoculars and help observe the once-endangered national bird. According to the U.S. Forest Service, counting events help authorities monitor the bald eagle population - which was close to extinction three decades ago - and track which areas are most populous.
December 6, 2013 |
SEATTLE - In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals - producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife - federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty. Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride.
October 21, 2013 |
In a feat that may provide hope to men and women who suffer from hair loss, researchers said they had successfully grown hair follicles in human flesh using implanted donor cells. While rodents have the ability to regenerate lost hair, scientists have so far been unable to trigger re-growth in humans. Instead, they traditionally treat hair loss by removing hair follicles from the back of a patient's head and transplanting them to another area of the scalp. Now, in a study published Monday in the journal PNAS , researchers used lab methods to simulate the behavior of rodent cells in order to induce hair growth in human flesh.
August 29, 2013 |
YouTube sensation Talia Castellano moved more than 14.5 million viewers with her makeup tutorials and message “to just keep swimming,” as she famously said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in September 2012. The honorary CoverGirl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, cancer of the nervous system, at only 7 years old. She made bald beautiful when she started posting YouTube videos to express her love of makeup, which she wore in lieu of a wig - Talia hoped to inspire others with her self-confidence.
July 25, 2013 |
As I was leaving the house this morning, I caught a brief "Today" show segment about a bunch of people who shaved their heads to show solidarity for a leukemia patient. Although this thoughtful gesture of support is hardly novel, what made it noteworthy was that one of those going all chrome dome was George H.W. Bush. The back story is that the 2-year-old patient Jason is the son of a member of Bush's Secret Service detail. When the toddler started to lose his hair because of treatments to battle the disease, his dad's co-workers -- and the 89-year-old former commander-in-chief -- decided to lose their locks as a show of support.
November 8, 2012 |
It looks like “Mad Men,” but you'd never catch Don Draper at this shindig. The City Garage staging of Eugene Ionesco's midcentury absurdist farce “The Bald Soprano: A Christmas Anti-Play” has all the ingredients for intoxication but goes down like one of Sally's Shirley Temples - it's a classic but lacks a certain kick. This is the world of low-profile sofas, smoking jackets and the screeching charm of the bourgeoisie. Somewhere in the Parisian suburbs, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Jeff Atik and David E. Frank)