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  • Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

    Re "More laws, less treasure," Opinion, April 7
  • Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    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...

    Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation

    Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation
    Cathy Youngblood leaves home at 5 a.m., walks a mile in the dark and catches a Blue Line train at the Watts station. She transfers to the Red Line downtown, then boards a bus at Sunset and Vermont and gets to West Hollywood at 6:45, ready for her job as a...

    Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa

    Bottle gourds floated to the New World from Africa
    The bottle gourd, beloved since pre-Columbian times not only for its voluptuous shape but for its endless uses, very likely floated on ocean currents from its native Africa to South America inside the span of a year, with its seeds still intact and...

    Remains of 55 found at notorious former Florida reform school

    Remains of 55 found at notorious former Florida reform school
    For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...