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September 3, 1992 | MIMI KO
Costa Mesa police don't believe that bones found in Indio last February belong to a missing Newport Beach woman, but an anthropologist who studied the remains says there is a strong possibility that they do. Denise Huber, 23, vanished 14 months ago after dropping off a friend at his Huntington Beach home. According to police, the two had just attended a concert in Inglewood. Huber was last seen at about 2 a.m. on June 3, 1991.
August 20, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Many of Hollywood's recent adaptations of young adult fiction are confounding: They seem far more invested in the fantasy trappings and wonky internal mythology of their made-up universes than they are in the deeper metaphors of body shock, transformation and revelation. They are made as if their audiences actually care about vampires and werewolves, not the dark corners of the human psyche they represent. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is no exception. It's the first film adaptation from Cassandra Clare's series of novels, and the fact that there is already at least one sequel planned feels more like a threat than a treat.
Not much has changed on the Pawnee National Grassland in 35 million years, scientists say. There was more precipitation then, about 25 inches annually compared with 15 today, and there were more trees. The rolling hills would have been much the same, with taller grass and a warmer climate. Instead of the treeless prairie of today, there were clusters of trees 35 million years ago--walnut, maple and cottonwood. But the real change in this land is with the animals.
November 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Two new studies confirm that taking hormones after menopause can strengthen women's bones, perhaps heading off fractures in old age, researchers say. However, a third study in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. found that older women with the strongest bones appear to have the highest risk of breast cancer. That finding may raise suspicions that estrogen supplements promote cancer, but outside experts quickly cautioned against that assumption.
July 17, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Archeologists have unearthed a cooking hearth at a site in the Sierra where they believe the Donner Party gathered for meager meals in the months before starvation led to the country's most infamous tale of cannibalism. Government and university researchers said Wednesday that bone fragments they located appeared to be large enough to allow for DNA testing to determine whether they were human.
January 26, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
Bone fragments found near the desert campsite where Laura Bradbury was last seen more than four years ago apparently are the remains of the missing Huntington Beach child, authorities said for the first time Wednesday. Acknowledging that a sophisticated DNA analysis, known as "genetic fingerprinting," had been performed on the skull fragments, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said that the genetic composition of the fragments was "consistent with Laura Bradbury."
March 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pennsylvania researchers announced last week that they had located three genes involved in bone formation, a step that should provide new insights into bone diseases like osteoporosis. The research, published in the journal Genomics, began to explore the genetic link between proteins involved in bone growth and a disease called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva , or FOB.
March 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
The discovery of human bones has caused searchers to renew their investigation into the fate of five NBC and CBS newsmen believed executed 22 years ago in Cambodia, an American official said Friday. U.S. Defense Department specialists, who had abandoned a search for the reporters' remains, will return to Cambodia to investigate the new discovery, said Maj. John Sovocool, commander of the official U.S. POW-MIA detachment for Cambodia.
The Department of Defense acknowledged Friday that a set of bones said by the Vietnamese government to be remains of Air Force Col. John L. Robertson were "non-human mammal remains." But as he confirmed statements made by Robertson's Santa Ana family Friday, Cmdr. Ned Lundquist, a Pentagon spokesman who specializes in POW-MIA affairs, also said military researchers still believe the flier was killed when his F-4C crashed nearly 25 years ago in North Vietnam.
April 26, 2001 | MAI TRAN
A Costa Mesa yard was excavated after the owner raked up a human jawbone that had been buried there, police said Wednesday. The discovery was made about 11 a.m. Sunday when the man, who has owned the house for about two years, was trying to do some concrete work in the backyard of his home in the 1900 block of Federal Avenue, said Lt. Dale Birney. Officials dug up his lawn, but no additional bones were found, Birney said.
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