| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Not so long ago, the cute and curious ring-tailed lemurs of southwestern Madagascar had scientists stumped.
Each morning, for about a week, the scientists would arrive in a forest they knew to be populated by ring-tailed lemurs to find the small...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Firefighters responded to a series of small blazes across three counties Friday and remained on high alert as the first serious Santa Ana winds of the season blew through Southern California.
Area officials put extra fire crews on duty, patrolled...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Costa Mesa City Council has repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets.
The council unanimously agreed last Tuesday to scrap the ordinance without discussion, the Daily Pilot reported.
Costa Mesa's anti-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Ongoing excavation of a collapsed rock shelter that was used by Neanderthals suggests that our extinct human relatives organized their living spaces according to tasks, researchers say.
In a paper published recently in the Canadian Journal of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Peering far deeper than ever before into humanity’s murky genetic past, scientists sequenced the DNA of an ancient European relative and found a puzzling connection to the Far East.
The genetic sample came from a 400,000-year-old thigh bone pulled...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Hiding among the craters in a pockmarked Martian plain lie supervolcanoes that were so powerful that their explosions left deep scars in the ground, scientists say. The first supervolcanoes ever found on Mars, described online Wednesday in the journal...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:55 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The snow report. Ticket sales. Train times. Terrorist threats. Construction problems. Civil rights.
In this Olympic winter, there's plenty to talk about here. But if your host is translator and guide Anna Trotsenko, those topics...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:02 PM
KAFER ROUMA, Syria (AP) — Looking weary and malnourished, the baby girl could hardly open her eyes. Fatima was born just a month ago amid the ancient ruins outside Kafer Rouma, a village in northern Syria that has come under shelling by government...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement — from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Do you like prehistoric cave paintings? No? Well, I do, and so the news that many of those paintings were apparently done by women is fascinating. Not only for what it says about our ancestors but for what it says about archeology.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...