April 7, 2014 |
British writer David Mitchell's next novel will be "The Bone Clocks," publishing on Sept. 9, 2014, his publisher Random House told the L.A. Times on Monday. The announcement includes new details about "The Bone Clocks" as well as news of a three-book deal with Mitchell, a two-time Booker Prize finalist. "The Bone Clocks" will be, Random House writes, "a stunning epic that follows Holly Sykes, who runs away from her home in Southwest England in 1984 and 60 years later is raising her granddaughter on the coast of Ireland, as almost everything about her world has changed forever.
March 30, 2014 |
Nobody really vanishes into thin air. But that's more or less what happened to Inez Garcia on Nov. 2, 1952, when she stepped out of her husband's car in Santa Fe, N.M., never to be seen again. That, at least, is what Juan Andres Jose Garcia said. Inez Garcia, 26, left four young children, now in their 60s, who have spent decades wondering what happened to their mother. They may soon have an answer. Santa Fe police announced Friday that this month they dug up bones that may be human, buried in a free-standing garage that Garcia's husband had jealously guarded from intruders before his death in the 1990s. "When [ Juan Andres Jose Garcia]
HOME & GARDEN
March 28, 2014 |
Features such as fireplaces and wood beams not only look good in a room, they also provide a focal point for decorating. But many apartments lack these architectural elements and instead offer just plain white walls, boxy rooms and open, undefined spaces. In my 1960s-era unit, for example, living, dining and kitchen areas blend together and lack definition. Temporary plaid wallpaper was a solution in the living room. But the dining room was proving to be a challenge. The only feature in the room was a single pendant hanging from the ceiling.
March 25, 2014 |
Two halves of the same turtle's arm bone were discovered almost 200 years apart, according to a new study. A fossil miracle? Totally. "When two pieces of a fossil fit together, they fit perfectly like a puzzle piece," said Jason Schein, an assistant curator of natural history at the New Jersey State Museum, who was in the room when the two bone halves were first reunited. "We were just kind of dumbfounded. " You can see pictures of the two halves in the gallery above, as well as an artist's rendering of the giant sea turtle (with a human diver for scale)
March 25, 2014 |
Young men who exercise keep some of the benefits to their bones into old age, even if they don't keep at it, according to researchers who compared the throwing arms and the nonthrowing arms of professional baseball players over time. Bone mass, size and strength increase with physical activity in youth, but it was unclear whether those benefits carried into later years. The researchers looked at the arms of 103 pro baseball players -- major and minor leagues -- and at the arms of 94 “regular” men; they reported their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
March 25, 2014 |
Unusual rib bones that grow out of the neck are giving scientists new clues about what caused the woolly mammoth to become extinct roughly 10,000 years ago. The so-called cervical ribs - extra rib bones that protrude from the vertebrae at the base of the neck - were about 10 times more common in mammoths living in the Late Pleistocene than they are in elephants alive today, according to a study by Dutch researchers published Tuesday in the...