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December 6, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
As we wait to find out what if anything survived Comet ISON's brush with the sun, check out this gorgeous image of Comet Lovejoy taken with the Hawaii-based telescope Subaru. The image above was taken on Tuesday, and shows a clear view of the ionized plasma filaments in the comet's tail. This particular Comet Lovejoy (there have been others found and named by the same Australian astronomer), was discovered in September 2013. Lovejoy is currently making its way away from Earth and toward the sun. But there will be no dramatic do-or-die moment for Lovejoy like there was for ISON.
November 18, 2013 | By KTLA
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a Bay Area father said it shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot to death in 2009. Richmond resident Jose Barrera said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps' satellite view feature, last week, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported . “When I see this image, it's still like that happened yesterday,” Barrera told KTVU-TV in Oakland . “And that brings me back to a lot of memories.” Kevin Barrera, 14, was killed in August 2009.
June 19, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Whether it's a luxury automobile, a couture gown or a special vintage of wine, even those who aren't collectors and connoisseurs recognize that perceived rarity and quality drive up demand. And price. But would you be willing to pay a premium price — say five times as much — for yarn? What if it was a luxurious, lustrous fiber, hand-sheared, -washed, -dyed and -spun from an award-winning sheep — all by the same woman — less than 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles? You might not, but fiber enthusiasts will.
May 20, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food ("Super Size Me") and product placement ("The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"). Now, in the just-released"Mansome," he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of men's grooming, enlisting champion beard growers, hirsute celebrities and a grab bag of barbers, anthropologists and magazine editors to bring the discussion of men's looks and masculinity out of the closet and into the bright light of day. "My 'aha' moment was the realization that men are dealing with the insecurities women have literally been dealing with for decades," Spurlock says.
February 4, 2011 | By Andrew Zajac, Washington Bureau
Add diagnosing soft tissue injuries to online banking, e-mail, video games and thousands of other applications available on Apple Inc.'s iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. The Food and Drug Administration Friday ushered in the era of mobile diagnostic radiology, approving software for viewing images and making medical diagnoses from MRIs and CT, PET and SPECT scans on several of Apple's popular hand-held devices. The FDA reviewed image quality and checked studies with radiologists using the devices under variable lighting conditions and determined that the Apple devices running Mobile MIM software offered clear enough images for diagnostic interpretation.
February 15, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
No image I know in the history of Western painting is more brutal than the crucifixion scene in the Isenheim Altarpiece. Its violence would make Quentin Tarantino blush. When German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald first set brush to limewood panel to paint the mammoth altarpiece around 1512, however, his intention was not to gross out viewers. Shock them, perhaps, but not disgust them. In fact the artist had something entirely different in mind - something generous and committed.
July 29, 2012 | By Deidre Crawford
As swimmers go for the gold at the London Olympics, swimwear companies are ready to sell the latest Olympic-themed swimsuits back home. Recreational and competitive swimmers alike can benefit from the same technologies swimsuit manufacturers are using to help the likes of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin (all sporting Speedos), and Matt Grevers, Nick Thoman, Ricky Berens, Ariana Kukors and Amanda Weir (all in Tyr). The controversial suits of the 2008 Olympics, which prompted accusations of "technological doping," are no longer allowed.
January 13, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Reporting from Washington -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Goldman Sachs were among the biggest gainers in brand image last year after a rough 2010 that saw each of them enmeshed in controversy, according to U.S. corporate brand rankings made by an online market research firm. More than 13 million product recalls in the U.S. related to sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles starting in 2009 pummeled Toyota's image in 2010, said YouGov, a British firm that tracks brand perception daily with a panel of 2.5 million people worldwide.
October 31, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
When a flier similar to the bus ad pictured above recently landed in our inbox, a red flag went off: The featured image is famous to many Guns N' Roses fans as the Robert Williams painting printed on the original cover of "Appetite for Destruction. " The image, of a robot appearing to have just committed an act of sexual violence against a woman, prompted Geffen Records to recall the album in 1987 and replace it with a less rape-oriented cover. The image has been resurrected, it turns out, by the Hard Rock Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas in service of the ad campaign promoting its Guns N' Roses residency, and at least one of the Clark County commissioners is none too happy about it. The Las Vegas Sun spoke to Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who oversaw a recent event temporarily renaming Paradise Road as Paradise City Road.  “I hadn't seen the advertising before the media event,” she told the Sun. “It's clearly inappropriate.
September 29, 2007 | By Sara Lin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Fight Heavily Armed Villains. Invent New Snacks. Save the Planet. Agriculture schools in California and throughout the nation are hoping fresh slogans will cultivate interest among high school graduates who don't know wheat from Wheaties. The same universities that a generation ago churned out legions of agriculture professionals today largely struggle to woo students. And many students who are studying agriculture are clamoring for cheese class and wine-making seminars, shunning traditional fields such as soil science and crop production.
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