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October 14, 2013 | By Amina Khan
A hug isn't a solely human impulse - bonobos do it too, to comfort distressed peers or to make up after a fight. Now, a study at a Congolese sanctuary finds that young bonobos who could handle their own emotions were better at offering others a shoulder to lean on. What's more, bonobos raised by their mothers were much better at these social and emotional skills than orphaned bonobos. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights the importance of mother-child bonds in developing such social and emotional abilities.
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April 21, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
"Orphan Black," BBC America's surprise sci-fi hit, returned for its second season on Saturday night, and it's bigger, bolder and better than ever. Tatiana Maslany's coterie of clones is battling for survival, sanity and answers, with Sarah desperately seeking daughter Kira, Cosima digging deeper into the neolutionists' labs, Alison vacillating between craft-room-neatening super mom and gun-toting vigilante -- and Rachael, apparently, running the whole she-bang. Oh and that wacky Ukrainian Helena is still alive!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1997
"Childhood Lost: The Orphans of Manzanar" (March 11) answered a 16-year-old question for me. Prompted by a pilgrimage that I made to the site in 1980, my mother, Tazuko Ryono, told me some of her memories about Manzanar. She talked about the dust storms that would come up without warning, the barbed wire and the armed soldiers. She also mentioned the "building where the babies cried." She died later that year before I could find out what she meant by that. Now, over 16 years later, I realize that she was talking about the orphans of Manzanar.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY An all-day salute to the late Mickey Rooney includes the 1938 classic "Boys Town. " 5 p.m. TCM Quien es mas macho: Channing Tatum or Mark Wahlberg? No matter, as both gents will be getting honors at the "2014 MTV Movie Awards. " 9 p.m. MTV and VH1 "Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers" revisits the chaotic aftermath of last year's attack on the Boston Marathon.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1986 | DONALD CHASE
The stage is a hot source of movie material right now, what with "Extremities," " 'night, Mother," "Children of a Lesser God," "Duet for One," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs." And now--"Orphans," Lyle Kessler's 1985-86 off-Broadway hit. Director Alan J.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012
Mark Z. Danielewski knows his way around a horror story - and in the case of his famous novel "House of Leaves" it's a labyrinthine, mind-melting way through a haunted house. After taking on the American road trip in "Only Revolutions" he revisits spookier fare in "The Fifty Year Sword," where a Pandora's box unleashes terror on a family of Texas orphans. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. http://www.skylightbooks.com.
SCIENCE
July 24, 2012 | By Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times
Children who grow up in institutions instead of with families have major deficits in brain development, a study of Romanian orphans has shown. The findings, published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, underscore the importance of an enriched environment during infancy and childhood and may help explain the increased rates of depression and anxiety disorders known to exist among institutionalized children....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2013 | By Kelly Corrigan
When Glendale teenager Sebouh Bazikian learned how orphans in Kenya had to walk an hour to school, he wanted to find a way to help make their lives a little easier. For a year, Bazikian worked to raise about $5,000 to buy 43 new bicycles through the organization World Bike Relief, which delivered the bikes in August to the children at the Machao Orphanage in Makueni County, about 115 miles from the country's capital of Nairobi, the Glendale News-Press reports . Bazikian traveled to Makueni to be there when the orphans received the bikes.
NEWS
November 30, 1990 | Reuters
Deaths from AIDS will cause nearly 10 million African children to be orphaned this decade, the World Health Organization forecast Thursday. Michael Merson, director of the U.N. agency's Global Program on AIDS, said an estimated one in 40 women in sub-Saharan Africa carries the HIV virus that causes the fatal disease. He said that about one in three children receive the virus from their mothers and those spared the disease face life alone if their parents die.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
Antiques, rare Beanie Babies and Las Vegas trips will be auctioned off Sunday afternoon at a fund-raiser for four orphans. The children, ages 9 to 14, were orphaned after their parents, Todd and Sherry Connolly, were killed in a motorcycle accident in February. To prevent separating the children, friends and relatives are working to raise funds for their care. Currently, the children live in the Santa Clarita Valley with an aunt who has five children of her own.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014
"Game of Thrones" April can no longer be considered the cruelist month because it marks the return of "Game of Thrones. " Of the 52 weeks in a calendar year, only 10 are marked by new episodes of HBO's astonishingly ambitious and consistently amazing adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic, but oh, what glory those 10 weeks can hold. Television so vivid with character, mood, setting and mythology that its growing number of fans view it with near religious fervor.    Return, then, for Season 4  to Westeros, a vaguely medieval land seeded still with magic and savagery and so geographically diverse it requires several continents as cinematic stand-ins.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's a numbers game on BBC America's clone conspiracy drama "Orphan Black. " And for its multitasking star Tatiana Maslany, who so far plays seven different characters, that's a lot on the mind. The sleeper hit, which drew acclaim and word-of-mouth attention with its freshman season, is gearing up for its second season return later this spring April 19.  And getting back in the mind-set required a deep breath. "It was daunting to come back to it because I knew what to expect and I knew how much work it was going to be," Maslany said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
BBC America renewed its acclaimed sci-fi series "Orphan Black" for a 10-episode second season in May. On Monday it announced that Season 2 will premiere Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made via a 16-second graphic trailer during the encore broadcast of "Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor. " "Orphan Black" is a Canadian series starring Tatiana Maslany ("Picture Day," "Parks and Recreation") as a number of identical women who have been cloned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The fate of a 9-year-old Lodi boy whose family was killed in a car crash last month remains up in the air as he continues to recover from his injuries. A relative told reporters at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Tuesday that three weeks after the crash claimed the lives of Eden Miranda's parents, three siblings and his mother's unborn baby, talks about where he will end up are ongoing. Luis Miranda Ochoa, 32; his wife, Viviana Rodriguez Saldado, 31, who was seven months pregnant; and three of their children, Irvin, 12, Jose, 6, and Stephanie, 5, died in the crash.
SCIENCE
October 14, 2013 | By Amina Khan
A hug isn't a solely human impulse - bonobos do it too, to comfort distressed peers or to make up after a fight. Now, a study at a Congolese sanctuary finds that young bonobos who could handle their own emotions were better at offering others a shoulder to lean on. What's more, bonobos raised by their mothers were much better at these social and emotional skills than orphaned bonobos. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlights the importance of mother-child bonds in developing such social and emotional abilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2013 | By Kelly Corrigan
When Glendale teenager Sebouh Bazikian learned how orphans in Kenya had to walk an hour to school, he wanted to find a way to help make their lives a little easier. For a year, Bazikian worked to raise about $5,000 to buy 43 new bicycles through the organization World Bike Relief, which delivered the bikes in August to the children at the Machao Orphanage in Makueni County, about 115 miles from the country's capital of Nairobi, the Glendale News-Press reports . Bazikian traveled to Makueni to be there when the orphans received the bikes.
WORLD
December 28, 2012 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the adoption of Russian orphans by U.S. families, the Kremlin announced Friday. The measure was widely seen as a retaliation for the Sergei Magnitsky Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this month, which imposed sanctions on Russian officials involved in the death of an imprisoned lawyer in 2009 after he blew the whistle on a multimillion-dollar tax refund scam allegedly...
NEWS
February 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Five children who were orphaned when their mother and snake-handling evangelist father died of snakebites were put in the custody Friday of both sets of grandparents. The children's paternal grandfather also is a serpent-handling preacher. Juvenile Court Judge John Bell settled a dispute over custody of the youngsters, ages 4 to 12, by deciding they will spend the school year with grandparents in Georgia and vacations with grandparents in Tennessee.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Apparently playing approximately a zillion characters on BBC America's cloning drama “Orphan Black” just isn't enough work for Tatiana Maslany: She's also signed up for a two-episode guest role on “Parks and Recreation.” PHOTOS: Behind the scenes: 'Parks and Recreation' The Canadian actress will, as first reported by the Hollywood Reporter , portray a love interest for Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and will appear in the fifth and sixth episodes of the season.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Only God Forgives Available on VOD beginning July 19 With all the talk about Nicolas Winding Refn possibly directing a James Bond movie, or a Wonder Woman film, or a "Logan's Run" remake, fans of the Danish filmmaker might have begun to worry that he was losing the edge he brought to his cult favorites "Bronson" and "Drive. " But the early reports that Refn's violent crime thriller "Only God Forgives" had been booed at Cannes proved perversely reassuring, and sure enough, the movie is distinctively Refn-esque, with "Drive" star Ryan Gosling playing a drug lord who tussles with the authorities in Thailand when his no-good younger brother gets killed by the cops.
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