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  • Lenin remains powerful symbol of Russian domination of Ukraine

    Lenin remains powerful symbol of Russian domination of Ukraine
    It's been 22 years since Ukrainians sent the Soviet Communist Party packing and resumed self rule after almost seven decades of Russian domination and enforced incorporation into the Soviet Union. So why are Ukrainian protesters targeting statues of...
  • Organic whole milk provides best heart-health benefits, study says

    Organic whole milk provides best heart-health benefits, study says
    Scientists who looked at hundreds of samples found that organic whole milk offered more of the fatty acids good for the heart than conventional milk. “We were quite surprised to see the magnitude of difference in milk from organic farms,”...
  • The hidden costs of some cheap food

    The hidden costs of some cheap food
    Maybe cheap food is more expensive than we think. Capital Press, an agriculture publication that covers the Western United States, reports that the use of rBST, a synthetic hormone that boosts milk production, is plummeting among U.S. dairy operations....
  • Earth Friendly Products is on a mission to make cleaning green

    Earth Friendly Products is on a mission to make cleaning green
    At a Garden Grove manufacturing plant, chemists confer over batches of lavender, parsley and other natural ingredients, testing them for strength and quality. Other tests ensure that the products are pure and pour well. Visitors might be excused for...
  • Billie Sol Estes dies at 88; notorious Texas con man in 1960s scandal

    Billie Sol Estes dies at 88; notorious Texas con man in 1960s scandal
    Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88. Estes died in his sleep at his home in DeCordova Bend, a city...
  • Sustainable and Scrumptious

    Sustainable and Scrumptious
    It’s a “back to the future” concept that’s rocking the culinary world and changing the way we eat: farm-to-table dining. And if you want to experience firsthand what the fuss is all about, there may be no better place than the...
  • A grounded view of the empire of insects

     A grounded view of the empire of insects
    Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them. "When I was a baby,...
  • Straighter grain makes stronger baseball bats, research finds

    Straighter grain makes stronger baseball bats, research finds
    What is the federal forestry agency doing to help Dodger slugger Yasiel Puig? Well might you ask. It turns out that the Forest Products Laboratory, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, has been working with Major League Baseball Safety and Health...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Napolitano starts UC presidency, promises to listen and learn

    Napolitano starts UC presidency, promises to listen and learn
    Janet Napolitano begins her new job as University of California president Monday, promising to "listen and learn" about the many issues facing the sprawling 10-campus university system. Napolitano, who recently resigned as U.S. secretary of Homeland...
  • Yosemite's burned areas are alive

    Yosemite's burned areas are alive
    It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...