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  • FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight

     FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight
    Contrary to what many consumers assume, a "natural" label on foods doesn't necessarily mean much. The Food and Drug Administration has never defined the term, though it says it doesn't object to its use to describe foods without added color, artificial...
  • Grim Sleeper: Judge allows DNA evidence gathered at restaurant

    Grim Sleeper: Judge allows DNA evidence gathered at restaurant
    A judge on Tuesday ruled that DNA evidence that led to alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. was lawfully obtained via plates and utensils seized by a police officer who posed as a restaurant busboy. Appearing on the stand for the first...
  • DNA evidence in Grim Sleeper case was taken legally, judge rules

    DNA evidence in Grim Sleeper case was taken legally, judge rules
    A judge ruled Tuesday that DNA evidence that led to accused Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. was lawfully obtained from a pizza slice, cups and napkins seized by a police officer who posed as a restaurant busboy in 2010. Appearing on the...
  • Lice evolve faster than their human and chimp hosts

    Lice evolve faster than their human and chimp hosts
    When humans and chimpanzees parted ways about 5 million to 7 million years ago, they took their head lice with them. But since that mutual divergence, those lice have evolved far more rapidly than their primate hosts, according to a new study. The head-...
  • What an 'organic' food label should mean

     What an 'organic' food label should mean
    Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
  • Letters: Collecting DNA can solve crimes

    Re "Too far on DNA searches," Editorial, Dec. 15 I emphatically agree that there are genuine differences between the routine taking of DNA samples of those arrested, and fingerprinting and taking mug shots of them. The difference is that DNA tests are...
  • Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants

    Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants
    Never mind the selfish gene – the cellular family history of the oldest living species of flowering plants is marked by enough sex and gluttony to earn a place in Shakespeare’s folio. The powerhouse organelles inside cells of Amborella...
  • Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

    Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions
    HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987. In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had...
  • Glow-in-the-dark pigs are part of radiant green menagerie

    Glow-in-the-dark pigs are part of radiant green menagerie
    Ready yourself for the real-life glowing green menagerie. Ten little piggies that glow in the dark have been created by scientists at the South China Agricultural University. (See the video above.) A sheep that glows green under a black light will...
  • DNA could speak for a long-dead, long-unknown L.A. baby

    DNA could speak for a long-dead, long-unknown L.A. baby
    And here, sorrowfully, she is again. Another dead child, her name unknown for almost three decades. Now that New York’s cold case of another long-dead, long-unknown child has been solved, Los Angeles is hoping that its anonymous little girl,...
  • 3 held in plot to kidnap, sexually mutilate pot dispensary owner

    Two men and a woman were arrested this week on kidnapping and torture charges for burning the owner of a lucrative medical marijuana dispensary with a blowtorch, then cutting off his penis in an attempt to force him to disclose where he supposedly had...