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Given the short half-life of DNA, we may never have a Jurassic Park – but could we one day boast of an Ice Age Garden? Scientists have brought back to life a collection of roughly 400-year-old frozen plants recovered from melting glaciers in the...
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A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found. Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow...
Officials have recovered the body of a 9-year-old boy who died over the weekend after crashing his snowmobile through a glacier in Alaska. Shjon Brown’s body was recovered around 12:40 a.m. on Monday, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory may be most famous for sending Curiosity to Mars and Voyager to the edge of the solar system, but some of its coolest technology is being used right here on Earth. For the last month, a manned C-20A aircraft owned by...
L.A. NOWA National Park Service plan intended to ease congestion in Yosemite Valley proposes numerous cutbacks to reduce tourist activities, but stops short of placing a limit on the number of daily visitors....
If you visit Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, this month, it's often easy to spot bald eagles, ravens and black and brown bears on your own. (I expected to have the same luck in June and got skunked, except for the raven I photographed in a Foodland parking lot....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOur first view of Machu Picchu was from across a cloud-covered valley. My daughter Betsy and I had hiked three hours in air so thick that you could cut it with a machete. We were exploring the partially restored Inca ruins of Llactapata with our...
World NowFrom the frigid heights of a Pakistani glacier to the thrills of an election in Egypt, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news....
World NowISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A rescue effort was underway Saturday to save more than 100 Pakistani soldiers buried by an avalanche that encased their headquarters in the Himalayas, on a remote glacier that has been the site of skirmishes between nuclear...
Nation NowIceberg: NASA scientists working on Operation IceBridge have discovered a massive crack in the ice shelf in Antarctica....
If you go THE BEST WAY TO BADGER PASS From Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to California Highway 99 north to Fresno. From Fresno, take California Highway 41 north to Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. To reach Badger Pass from the park's...
MEXICO Rockin' on water Sixthman's "VH1 Best Cruise Ever" aboard the Carnival Inspiration will feature a lineup that includes headliners Colbie Caillat, Train and Lifehouse. The itinerary also includes an eight-hour port call in Cozumel. Itinerary:...
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