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ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The Getty Research Institute is absorbing yet another chunk of New York City's experimental-arts patrimony, having recently bought a huge archive of video art, video and audio recordings of live performances, photographs, original posters and other materials documenting the first three decades of work created at the Kitchen, a space in lower Manhattan that since 1971 has tried with frequent success to foster creative breakthroughs in visual art, performance...
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SPORTS
January 30, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 San Juan Capistrano JSerra is hosting a two-day girls' basketball showcase on Friday and Saturday, "Play4Kay. " It will help raise funds for cancer research. Friday's schedule: Fairmont Prep vs. La Jolla Country Day, 4 p.m.; Crossroads vs. St. Margaret's 5:30 p.m.; Whitney vs. Sacramento Bradshaw Christian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday's schedule: San Diego Horizon Christian vs. Notre Dame Academy, 10:30 a.m.; Chula Vista Mater Dei vs. Maranatha, noon; Twentynine Palms vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 1:30 p.m.; St. Bernard vs. St. Anthony, 3 p.m.; Bishop Montgomery vs. Marlborough, 4:30 p.m.; Sacramento Bradshaw Christian vs. JSerra, 6 p.m.; La Jolla Bishop's vs. Windward, 7:30 p.m.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SCIENCE
January 29, 2014 | By Geoffrey Mohan
The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday. Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European and East Asian descent, though many others were wiped out by natural selection, according to reports published simultaneously by the journals Nature and Science. The stretches of Neanderthal DNA that remain include genes that altered hair and pigment, as well as others that strengthened the immune system, the scientists wrote.
WORLD
January 27, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will allow Tehran to continue far more research and development on centrifuges to enrich uranium than has been publicly recognized, according to a veteran Washington nuclear analyst. In a new report, David Albright, president of the nonpartisan Institute for Science and International Security, said the deal may delay development of new centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility that haven't yet been fed with uranium hexaflouride, a compound used to produce nuclear fuel.
SCIENCE
January 27, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Twenty children or adolescents were hospitalized for firearm-related injuries every day in 2009, and 453 died of their wounds, a new report says. The study provides one of the most comprehensive recent efforts to tally the number of children hurt nationally in gun-related incidents. It was published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. A national database of patients younger than 20 who were admitted to hospitals in 2009 shows that boys represented nearly 90% of the total, and that the rate of gunshot-related hospitalizations for African American males was 10 times that of white males.
HEALTH
January 24, 2014 | By Alene Dawson
In this hyper-fast, crazy-overscheduled, stress-inducing, 24/7 plugged-in reality, baths seem indulgent, even quaint, conjuring images of 19th century paintings of women with their hair swirled high atop their heads in old-timey tubs pouring pails of heated water about them. But a bath may be just what the doctor ordered. "America is a fast-moving society. We have fewer holidays and vacation time than, for example, Europe, and because of technology we're always on the clock," says Ole Henriksen, owner of the eponymous skin care line and West Hollywood spa where he incorporates Japanese bathing rituals.
SCIENCE
January 21, 2014 | By Monte Morin
In Korea and Japan they call turkeys "seven-faced birds," because male gobblers can alter the color of their head and neck when they're seeking a mate or trying to intimidate a rival. Now, researchers at UC Berkeley say the same principle that allows turkeys to cycle through shades of red, white and blue can also be used to ferret out explosives. In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, researchers said that after examining fresh turkey heads from a local farm, they determined that the microscopic arrangement of collagen fibers, as well as blood vessels, was responsible for the color show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
In a reversal, University of California researchers will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move, announced Friday, is significant because it will provide the city with a starting point in its effort to identify concrete buildings most likely to fail in a quake and take steps to strengthen the structures. The researchers, who spent several years studying the issue, estimate that about 75 of the 1,500 buildings on the list could collapse in a large temblor.
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Researchers have discovered a massive trench buried beneath the Antarctic ice -- a valley deeper than the Grand Canyon. It's so deep that, in spite of several miles of ice, it can be seen from space. The news comes from British scientists, including researchers at Newcastle University and the University of Bristol, who mapped an area of the western Antarctic using "ice-penetrating radio-echo sounding and satellite imagery," according to a news release. What they found was a mighty subglacial valley, plunging deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon.
SCIENCE
January 15, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
For people with Type 2 diabetes who had hoped that their love handles might serve some purpose by reducing their risk of premature death, Harvard researchers have some bad news: The “obesity paradox” does not exist. “We found no evidence of lower mortality among patients with diabetes who were overweight or obese at diagnosis, as compared with their normal-weight counterparts, or of an obesity paradox,” the research team reported in a study that appears in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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