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SCIENCE
October 7, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The Pinocchio lizard -- the anole with the extra-long proboscis -- is not extinct after all. It has been rediscovered deep in the cloud forests of Ecuador. Researchers practically fell over it. A release from Ecuador ecotourism operator Tropic quotes members of a team from Tropical Herping who had been searching for Pinocchio for three years. The Anolis proboscis , as it is properly known, is a "fantastic and mysterious creature," said Alejandro Arteaga. His team was searching at night, when the creature -- camouflaged by day -- can be more easily spotted.
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SCIENCE
September 26, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years. The practice of using flaps of tissue from both the forehead and cheek to reconstruct a severed nose was begun in ancient India, where facial disfigurement served as a form of punishment, according to Dr. Robert X. Murphy, president elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . "They were very far advanced in using the forehead skin to refashion a semblance of a nose," Murphy said.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The dramatic, tearful 911 call was unambiguous in at least one respect: George Zimmerman was about to step into the media spotlight yet again. The disbelief that ricocheted around the nation Monday at Zimmerman's latest high-profile encounter with the law was summed up piquantly by the police chief of Lake Mary, Fla. After answering the 20th media call of the afternoon, Chief Steve Bracknell told a Los Angeles reporter what he really thought of...
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Many of USC's defensive players are shifting to new positions in the Trojans' "52" scheme. Morgan Breslin and Devon Kennard are morphing from ends to hybrid linebackers. Leonard Williams moves from tackle to end. Meantime, third-year sophomore Antwaun Woods keeps working at his craft as a nose tackle. "No difference in my world," he said Tuesday. The 6-foot, 310-pound Woods started the first four games last season and then played as a reserve, finishing with 4 1/2 tackles for losses, including three sacks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga is showing off how she got her latest olfactory piercing. In a 58-second clip titled "haus life," posted on YouTube by her makeup artist Tara Savelo, Mother Monster is seen lying on her back while a man pierces her septum with a rod. The whole ordeal is set to intense house music and we're grateful that it's not quite as gruesome as actress Evan Rachel Wood's go at the piercing parlor. The whole thing went down at MasterMind Ink in Chicago and the shop was pretty eager to share a pic of Gaga -- sans makeup -- with her new bling.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
Federal investigators said Thursday that a Southwest Airlines jet that crashed at New York's LaGuardia Airport landed first on its nose gear before the main landing gear made contact with the runway. “The landing scenario that the report describes is not in accordance with our operating procedures,” Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Harkins told the Los Angeles Times. The National Transportation Safety Board said the Boeing 737 aircraft was pitched downward at an angle of 3 degrees when it landed.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Several people suffered minor injuries Monday when the front landing gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on touchdown in New York City, sending the Boeing 737-700 skidding hundreds of feet down a runway on its nose until it veered into a grassy area and ground to a halt. Thomas Bosco, the general manager of LaGuardia Airport, where the accident occurred, said Flight 345 from Nashville was carrying 143 passengers and six crew members. At an evening news briefing, Bosco said 10 people - six passengers and four crew members - were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
SCIENCE
July 17, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
Paleontologists have discovered a strange new dinosaur -- a relative of Triceratops with a humongous honker. Nasutoceratops titusi , whose genus name means “big-nose horned face,” roamed present-day Utah about 76 million years ago. The find sheds further light on the dinosaur communities that inhabited what's now the western edge of North America. Similar to its relative Triceratops , Nasutoceratops measured about 15 feet long and weighed roughly 2.5 tons. Its colossal 4.5-foot skull bore a single horn over the nose, along with a horn above each eye and an elongated, bony frill toward the rear.
SPORTS
May 10, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Defenseman Robyn Regehr's face is a road map of the Kings' playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. His nose, broken in Game 1 when he was hit in the face twice by David Backes' skate boot, was again swollen on Friday because he rebroke it in Wednesday's Game 5 when he took a stick in the face from T.J. Oshie. His ear has a faint bruise, too, a souvenir of an up-close-and-personal encounter with an errant puck a few days ago. He didn't miss more than a few minutes to damage control for any of these injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes had a nose job, she says, and that's why she keeps making a stink about mags and blogs using old pictures of her. "The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes," she said in an extended Twitter post Sunday.  (The Ministry just paused a moment to poke around our own eyes and nose to try to figure out how "webbing" might manifest in that part of the face.
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