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October 4, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
The duck-billed dinosaurs called hadrosaurids sported hundreds of bewilderingly complex teeth that were optimized for grinding away at the fibrous plants they ate, according to a new study. The hadrosaurids' teeth are made of six distinct materials, according to the report, published Thursday by the journal Science. That makes the teeth far more complex than humans', which are primarily made of two materials, enamel and orthodentine. They are even more complex than the teeth of horses and buffalo, which are made of four materials and also evolved to grind away at plant matter. The hadrosaurids have what scientists call a "dental battery," meaning they have hundreds of teeth that work together when they eat, with new teeth "erupting" into the mouth all the time.
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April 15, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- Chinatown figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court here in connection with a sweeping corruption probe that also ensnared state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow, who heads a Chinatown organization called the Chee Kung Tong, was charged with eight counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to sell stolen liquor and one count of trafficking in illegal cigarettes. Federal prosecutors say Chow, a felon with a criminal history that includes racketeering, is running a front for organized crime.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1985
Camille Carpenter (Letters, Aug. 27) thinks it's really absurd for someone to be brushing his teeth on the freeway, but of all the activities she listed, brushing one's teeth is surely the safest and makes the most sense. In fact, my dentist advised all of his patients to do exactly that, in a newsletter he sent out about three years ago. What Carpenter fails to realize is that one doesn't need toothpaste to brush one's teeth. The action of the bristles on the teeth and gums is the best cleansing process around, and the more time spent at it, the better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A Bay Area woman struck by lightning during a rainstorm Monday has apparently escaped serious injury, with her only side effects being sore teeth and a metallic taste in her mouth. Emily Davis, 31, was crossing Adeline Street in Berkeley when the lightning struck. After hearing the rumble of thunder, she mistook the bolt that hit her umbrella - before coursing through to her arm - for a camera flash. She told NBC Bay Area that her hands started shaking uncontrollably, so much so that she threw down her hot cup of coffee.
OPINION
May 10, 2010
It was the loophole big enough to fly a chartered jet through: A Sacramento politician would indulge in luxury international travel, and the tab would be picked up by a nonprofit organization funneling the anonymous (to the public) donations of big-moneyed players with legislation to push or thwart in the Capitol. No limits, limited disclosure. High-flying elected officials, stung by criticism, would reply indignantly that being wined, dined, housed and expressed around the globe courtesy of favor-seeking gift-givers was a perfectly natural way for them to attend to the people's business.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Chris Barton
In a story that sounds ripped from an underwhelming, dental-centric thriller starring Nicolas Cage, Austrian officials are pursuing leads in an investigation of who broke into the graves of 19th century composers Johan Strauss Jr. and Johannes Brahms and stole their teeth. Thomas Vescey of the Vienna state prosecutor's office said that Austrian authorities are close to filing charges in their investigation, and are currently considering a Slovak man as a "person of interest.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
The sort of adolescent anxiety as body horror writer-director Bradley Rust Gray attempts with his new lesbian werewolf love story "Jack & Diane" has been done better elsewhere - the 2000 Canadian film "Ginger Snaps" immediately springs to mind. Here, Juno Temple's British free spirit Diane meets up with Riley Keough's tomboy Jack, and the two fall madly, passionately in love with such recklessness that the force of it seems to awaken an actual monster within Diane. The transformation sequences are conjured through brief, evocative animated sequences courtesy of the Brothers Quay.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010
At long last, you can talk about: Vampire Weekend's "Contra" You've heard -- and loved -- "Cousins" by now. And if you did that, you've probably already listened to the Ivy Leaguers' entire second album on their MySpace page. So I'm guessing you already know that the "Horchata" rhyming (horchata and balaclava!) is superb, "Run" rocks rock-meets-reggaeton and "White Sky" and "California English" are just plain awesome. It's worth repeating either way. (Tuesday) Speaking of things nerdtastic, it's also time to talk about: "Chuck" If you bought a Subway sandwich to help keep this show on the air last year, you'll be glad you did. At the outset of Season 3, our once hapless hero is now a willing, kung fu-fighting spy pumped with more mojo than ever.
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Blue Q, creator of sassy toiletries such as Dirty Girl bubble bath, has come out with these ceramic toothbrush holders. The design "fits most toothbrushes, stands them upright and ready for action," the company says. The eight variations include "Sinner Repent" (possibly for late-night chocolate eaters) and "his" and "hers" crowned heads (for couples, or perhaps for kids who use the same color brush?). With lettering that brings to mind old-fashioned shower taps, they look cool on new vanities or pedestal sinks.
SCIENCE
July 18, 2013 | By Brad Balukjian
Dinosaurs almost bankrupted the tooth fairy. New research shows that the lumbering plant-eaters called sauropods produced new teeth as often as twice per month and had up to nine backup teeth in a single tooth socket. While the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex is known as the king of the dinosaurs, the sauropods were the real royalty. These creatures, including the childhood favorite Apatosaurus (previously known as Brontosaurus ), were the largest animals that ever lived on land.
SCIENCE
February 28, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how they interacted, and what diseases they fought, the authors write. "I feel like we discovered a time capsule that has been right under our noses this whole time," said Christina Warinner, a molecular anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma and the lead author of the study.
NEWS
February 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
At Presidents Day, we honor our past commanders in chief by pulling out the trivia.  See how well you score on our quiz of presidents past. Trivia quiz loading... .articlerail, #pmad-rail {display:none;}      
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Fontana police officer who lost two teeth and received major injuries to his face during the confrontation, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday. Luis Enrique Flores is accused of attacking the officer after running out of a home Monday during a domestic violence and kidnapping call, according to the Fontana Police Department. "The suspect slammed the officer face first into a woodshed, causing major injuries to the officer's face," Sgt. Doug ImHof said in a statement.  The suspect was eventually subdued by the injured officer, who was aided by other officers at the scene in the 16400 block of Tullock Street.  The officer was treated for his missing teeth and facial lacerations and released Tuesday from a  hospital.
OPINION
December 31, 2013 | By Amy Goldman Koss
Thank goodness it's almost New Year's Day. I don't think I could bear to lug these flabby thighs and wobbly gut around with me much longer. So looking forward to their instant disappearance as 2014 begins! And really, my work habits have gotten so slack and slovenly these last few, well, years, that they too will benefit from a resolution or two. And shouldn't my finances match my new abs? Up early, teeth brushed, bills paid and neatly filed, maybe take a run. Shower. Wear shoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Think you already hate those Wall Street high rollers who took so many investors for a ride in the '90s? Just wait until Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Wolf of Wall Street" are through with you. Man, does this movie have a savage bite. Yet it is such a kick to watch the filmmaker and the star in their fifth collaboration. They go at the black-hearted comedy full throttle, fully tanked and, for DiCaprio, full monty - almost. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The script by Terence Winter stays close to Jordan Belfort's audacious 2007 memoir of his highly leveraged life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
It's easy to see why anyone would want to leave a group home for the mentally ill. Surrounded by unstable personalities, subject to the harshness of institutional life and overseen by a rotating cast of condescending physicians, a nervous and kind but formerly violent patient named Jack (an excellent Gbenga Akinnagbe) attempts to rebuild his life by making a transition from his clinical residence to a place of his own. The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, "Home," lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
SCIENCE
February 28, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how they interacted, and what diseases they fought, the authors write. "I feel like we discovered a time capsule that has been right under our noses this whole time," said Christina Warinner, a molecular anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma and the lead author of the study.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2013 | By David Ng
The character of Fantine in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" is a prostitute who is so poor that she resorts to selling her teeth for money. Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie version of the stage musical, notified the world on Sunday that she is grateful -- thrilled, even -- to have dental insurance, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild. Hathaway won a supporting actress SAG Award on Sunday for her role in "Les Misérables. " In her acceptance speech, the actress enthused, "I'm just so thrilled I have dental" before thanking her mother and "everyone at CAA," her talent agency.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
That dreaded trip to the dentist's office turned out to be less unpleasant than anticipated for Teemu Selanne , who flashed new pearly whites Tuesday and declared he's "ready to go" for Wednesday night's Ducks' game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Selanne, 43, was struck on Oct. 29 with a high stick from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn , and was originally declared out for two weeks and in need of oral surgery after needing 40 stitches to close his wounds.
SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks forward Teemu Selanne was sent home to Orange County on Wednesday to undergo oral surgery after being struck in the upper mouth by a high stick in the team's 3-2 victory Tuesday night in Philadelphia. A Ducks spokesman said Selanne has "several missing teeth" and required "40 stitches" to close the wound after being struck by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn . Selanne, 43, who announced previously this will be his final season, is expected to be sidelined for two weeks. The Ducks, in the midst of a season-long eight-game trip that stops in Boston on Thursday night, have won three straight away from Honda Center despite a rash of injuries.
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