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  • Google doodle honors Foucault and his pendulum

    Google doodle honors Foucault and his pendulum
    Happy birthday, Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, and thanks for the pendulum. The French physicist and inventor was born in Paris on this day in 1819. It may be hard to fathom, but the idea of Earth rotating on its axis, first proposed in the 6th century,...
  • Mudslide in western China buries dozens amid heavy flooding

    Mudslide in western China buries dozens amid heavy flooding
    BEIJING — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide Wednesday that buried about 30 people, trapped hundreds in a highway tunnel and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake....
  • Bolivia: Surreal beauty in the high desert of the Andean plateau

    Bolivia: Surreal beauty in the high desert of the Andean plateau
    POTOSÍ, Bolivia — A gentle breeze swept across Laguna Colorada, momentarily turning the magenta mineral lake water neon-orange as it rippled around the knobby knees of several dozen flamingos. Suddenly, a pair of frisky vicuñas trotted...
  • Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands

    Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands
    Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday. The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
  • Google Street View goes to abandoned island from 007's 'SkyFall'

    Google Street View goes to abandoned island from 007's 'SkyFall'
    If you've ever wanted to pretend to be James Bond on the abandoned island he travels to in "SkyFall," you can now do so thanks to Google Street View. The island of Hashima, near Nagasaki, Japan, was home to a coal mining facility that housed 5,000...
  • Produced By Conference: A 'gold rush' out of L.A. for tax credits

    Produced By Conference: A 'gold rush' out of L.A. for tax credits
    California, beware: Film producers are increasingly sizing up rivals in emerging regional production centers outside of Hollywood, from Pittsburgh to Atlanta. That was the blunt, but all too familiar, message delivered at a panel Sunday at the fifth...
  • Plans shelved for coal export terminal in Oregon

    Plans shelved for coal export terminal in Oregon
    SEATTLE — The battle over plans for a series of massive coal export terminals across the Pacific Northwest took a new turn Wednesday when the energy company Kinder Morgan announced it was dropping its plan to build a $200-million facility on the...
  • Lipstick's allure may come with heavy metal price

    Lipstick's allure may come with heavy metal price
    The quest for lusher, ruby-red lips may be exposing women to dangerous metals, including cadmium, a highly toxic element linked with renal failure, a UC Berkeley study suggests. Researchers found trace amounts of nine metals, some benign, some...
  • Study: Gulf oil spill is sickening fish vital to seafood industry

    Study: Gulf oil spill is sickening fish vital to seafood industry
    The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
  • Harry Eisen dies at 95; Norco Ranch founder

    Harry Eisen dies at 95; Norco Ranch founder
    Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95. Eisen died July 19 of...
  • Metal recycling firms burgeon in state, but regulators can't keep up

    Metal recycling firms burgeon in state, but regulators can't keep up
    The explosions came one after another, jolting a South Los Angeles neighborhood. "It felt like an earthquake, and then it was just raining fire," recalled Richard Gomez, who watched a metal recycling facility on Slauson Avenue erupt in flames one day...