March 11, 2013 |
A four-year survey of a strange salmonella outbreak in children found that the culprits appear to be pet African dwarf frogs, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study released Monday in the journal Pediatrics is the first to link a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium to an amphibian species. Salmonella is typically a food-borne disease: Nontyphoidal salmonella sickens an estimated 1.2 million people per year, hospitalizing 23,000 and resulting in 450 deaths.
November 22, 2012 |
AUSTIN, Texas - Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oberkrom kicked two field goals and Texas Christian's defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas, 20-13, Thursday night to get the Horned Frogs their biggest win of their first season in the Big 12. Tucker scored on runs of one and two yards, and the Horned Frogs (7-4, 4-4) dominated the line of scrimmage, running the ball 48 times and passing just 10. TCU had two interceptions inside its own 10-yard line to kill Texas drives and picked up a fumble by Longhorns quarterback David Ash to set up Tucker's second touchdown.
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September 16, 2012 |
To reach one of the last wild populations of the mountain yellow-legged frog on Earth, Adam Backlin and Elizabeth Gallegos tramped down a no-nonsense trail, scaled cliffs and barged through nettles along a vein of water in a scowling canyon deep in the San Gabriel Mountains. Finally, the U.S. Geological Survey field biologists reached the headwaters of the Mojave River, about 15 miles west of Wrightwood. They forded pools and crawled through underbrush to net as many of the endangered frogs as possible and methodically record their vital statistics.
August 5, 2012 |
Texas Christian switches conferences about as often as a 6-year-old changes his mind. TCU sometimes bolts and doesn't bother to show up. The Horned Frogs were packed for the Big East at one point last year but backed out when a conference they could actually see from their front porch, the Big 12, made an offer. Technically, this mark's the Horned Frogs' sixth conference leap since 1995. These guys are the Army brats of football, picking up when duty - or anyone, really - calls.
HOME & GARDEN
June 16, 2012 |
Jen and I met at Ohio University and started dating while she worked in Chicago and I worked in Washington. We came to Los Angeles in 2001 (her) and 2002 (me). Then, like all couples who move to Los Angeles, we broke up. After two years together, the "L.A. era" of our relationship lasted two months. We parted ways mutually, following an otherwise nice dinner at Bossa Nova on Sunset Boulevard. I drove past it for years thinking, "That place with the surprisingly affordable entrees is where we went the night it ended.
June 16, 2012 |
Everyone covets defined abs, and the frog pelvic tilt will help you get there. The exercise comes from Pasadena-based fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett (www.traceymallett.com). Mallett is the founder of Booty Barre, a technique that combines elements of dance, yoga and Pilates to strengthen and stretch the body. No prior experience in any of those disciplines is necessary, but maintaining good form is. Make sure that the spine, neck and head are aligned and that the movements are slow and deliberate.