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ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
If the fashion that appeared on the Grammy red carpet seemed relatively tame, a handful of artists made up for it when they performed onstage during the awards ceremony. Lady Gaga led the pack with her arrival in a Hussein Chalayan-designed pod that was carried in the manner of an ancient Egyptian litter. She "hatched" from the egg-like structure wearing a transparent yellow raincoat-style jacket and a wide brim hat, and her cropped top and long skirt with a high slit allowed her to successfully sing and dance after she emerged.
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SCIENCE
September 18, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Microraptor , a small dinosaur that lived in northeast China about 120 million years ago, had feathers on its wings,  hind legs and tail. But in all likelihood, it didn't fly like a bird. Instead, it glided from trees and cruised over “medium distances” - but not very often, according to a study published online Wednesday in Nature Communications. This picture of Microraptor , whose fossils were discovered only 15 years ago, is the result of wind tunnel experiments conducted at the University of Southampton in England.
TRAVEL
December 17, 2006
EDWARD MOSS of Tarzana captured this moment in St. Mark's Square during a rainy afternoon in Venice, Italy. He had started to photograph the boy in the orange poncho (lower left) when he noticed a commotion. A woman, whom Moss did not know, was feeding the pigeons when she was suddenly hit by a barrage of them. Moss shot the photo with a Nikon D-50 and a 200mm telephoto lens.
SPORTS
May 20, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
When Jonathan Cabral of Agoura broke a Marmonte League record in the 110-high hurdles that had lasted for 35 years, it was the strongest indication yet that the slender 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior had reached a level of excellence every teenage athlete dreams of. In finishing with a time of 13.70 seconds, the fastest clocking in California this year and the third fastest in the nation, Cabral proved the old adage that practice makes perfect --...
BUSINESS
February 17, 1985 | NANCY RIVERA
The advertisements appeared on the back pages of women's magazines and Sunday newspapers, promising such attributes as a fuller bust or a slimmer waist. The products promoted by Jack and Eileen Feather, major shareholders of Cambridge Plan International, went by such names as the Mark Eden Bust Developer, Astro-Trimmer (a waist reducer) and Slim-Skins (sauna pants that are attached to a vacuum cleaner).
NEWS
November 24, 1989 | CINDY LaFAVRE YORKS, Lafavre Yorks, a free - lance writer, regularly contributes to the Times fashion pages
Fur-clad Beverly Hills women shopping Wilshire Boulevard department stores today might be asked to defend their right to wear real furs. It's the third annual Fur-Free Friday and demonstrators will be picketing 80 locations across the United States, including Beverly Hills. Feather coats that resemble furs could be the answer for some women. Michelle Massullo of Cleveland and her four business-partner sisters recently shipped their first collection of feather wraps to I.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among Native Americans, there is no honor higher than receiving an eagle feather. It's a symbol of high achievement and great spiritual power. Few Native Americans ever attain such status. So Gov. Gray Davis' aides used reverential tones to announce that an eagle feather had been bestowed upon their boss at a meeting with Indians last week as Native Americans and Davis negotiated the future of casinos on tribal land.
IMAGE
April 22, 2012 | By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
At dress shops across Los Angeles, mother-and-daughter pairs dressed in jeans and high school sweat shirts that read "Seniors 2012" are on a mission. It's officially springtime, and for many a young woman in high school, that can mean only one thing: prom season has arrived. The hunt for just the right dress can be a challenge. The little black dress may be the suitable go-to for almost every other occasion, but for prom, a simple black dress won't do. The perfect prom dress has to dazzle in pictures, make the wearer feel like a princess and hold up to a full night on the dance floor.
NEWS
September 17, 1995 | ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS
During a visit to eastern Kentucky, a Pima Native American from Arizona accepted a gift of two feathers--one from an owl, one from a vulture, both shed naturally by the birds. The Pima man put them in his hatband, hoping to gain wisdom and strength from their spirits. But both the giver and the receiver may have unwittingly committed a federal offense punishable by up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal for most people to possess, trade or sell almost any bird or bird part.
SCIENCE
February 3, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Turkeys, the only domesticated animals from the New World that are now used globally, were actually domesticated twice -- once in Mesoamerica as was previously believed and once in what is now the southwestern United States. The new findings, reported this week by Canadian and American researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come from a DNA analysis of ancient turkey bones and coprolites, the polite name for fossilized excrement. Surprisingly, the researchers found that both strains of domesticated turkeys are now extinct, replaced by more highly inbred strains.
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