March 25, 2010 |
Tyrannosaurs may have stalked far more of the globe than previously thought. Scientists for the first time have found evidence of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Southern Hemisphere, a discovery that could shed light on tyrannosaurs' evolutionary lineage, which many scientists had thought was restricted to the Northern Hemisphere after the continents began to separate. Tyrannosaurs had been documented only in Asia, Europe and North America, but a hip bone discovered in Australia could have come only from a tyrannosaur, researchers have concluded.
November 5, 1989
What's all the fuss about Guns N' Roses? In the '60s, they would have been a third-billed, warm-up act at the Fillmore. Really. DON FLEETWOOD Duarte
May 17, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) , shot in the head in a Tucson parking lot in January, will undergo surgery Wednesday to replace the segment of her skull that was removed by surgeons at University Medical Center in Tucson. Surgeons there cut out a large segment of the skull to allow room for swelling of the brain, a common aftermath of trauma to the head. The bone was frozen to keep it viable until it could be reattached to her skull. In the interim, Giffords has been wearing a protective helmet to prevent injuries to her brain from falls during her rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1993
My daughter and I wish to extend our thanks for telling your readers about our plea for bone marrow donors. It was a big help in catching the attention of the public as well as informing many of our friends who were not aware of our plight. So far, we have not found a matching donor. However, we will keep in touch and keep you abreast with the latest happening or the outcome. Again, our profound thanks and prayers for more power to your media. TERISITA R. HACUMAN Port Hueneme
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September 9, 2009 |
A bone fragment recovered from the backyard of a home next door to suspected kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido appears to be from a human, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said an independent expert determined that the bone is "probably human," and investigators are sending it to the state DNA lab for further testing. Officials are hoping the state "can develop a DNA profile on the fragment," Lee wrote in an e-mail statement Tuesday afternoon.
September 25, 2011 |
Daughter of Smoke and Bone A Novel Laini Taylor Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: 418 pp., $18.99, ages 15 and up It isn't only an indisputable truth that opposites attract. In young-adult fiction, it's almost de rigueur. So it is with the kickoff to a new series from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, in which the most contrarian characters imaginable - an angel and a devil - fall in love. It's to Taylor's great credit that evil incarnate and its love match in "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" are such imaginative interpretations and that the worlds in which this romance unfolds are likewise so unique: Telling a tale this apocryphal requires serious outside-the-box plot work to pull off. Taylor manages her self-imposed challenge with aplomb.