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  • World Cancer Day: Share your story

    World Cancer Day: Share your story
    "Cancer" is still one of those words that can steal your breath, ring so loudly in your ears that your surroundings go silent, and simultaneously make your mind race and time slow to a crawl.  On this World Cancer Day, The Times invites you to share...
  • Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down

    Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...
  • Firstborn? That may increase a man's risk of being overweight

    Firstborn? That may increase a man's risk of being overweight
    Warning: Being a firstborn may be hazardous to your health. So suggests a small study of middle-aged men in New Zealand. Compared with  their younger brothers, the firstborns weighed more and were less sensitive to insulin. Researchers had recruited...
  • Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with fingerprint scanner, coming in April

    Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with fingerprint scanner, coming in April
    Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April. Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larger...
  • Taking a step toward a machine that can think

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think
    Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas. No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
  • Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says

    Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says
    Get moving is the message for yet more evidence of health benefits. This time researchers found that women who took part in moderate exercise, such as walking briskly or playing tennis, resulted in a significant reduction in risk of having a stroke. And...
  • Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'

    Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'
    Colin Farrell wanted a cigarette, but he didn't have one on him. He was sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, which seemed like the kind of place where one smokes. So he asked a pretty hostess if she had a pack; she did not. "You want a cigarette?"...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS: Los Angeles'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Profit Financial...
  • Samsung, Sony enter the fitness tracking market

    Samsung, Sony enter the fitness tracking market
    Samsung and Sony dove deeper into the world of wearable technology this week by announcing new fitness tracking bands. The two Asian tech companies have been selling smartwatches for some time, but their entrance into the fitness tracking market could...
  • Letters: One sandwich, hold the rubber

    Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7 It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe. To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway...
  • Sore back? How to care for yourself during a hotel stay

    Sore back? How to care for yourself during a hotel stay
    Question: As you know, most of us develop some degree of lumbar disc degeneration as we age. My recollection is that a few years back there was a significant movement among all major hotel chains to offer upgraded bedding. Thicker, firmer mattresses...