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How many times has this happened to you? You leave work, decide that you need to get groceries on the way home, take a cellphone call and forget all about your plan. Next thing you know, you've driven home and forgotten all about the groceries. Or this....
Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20. And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies." That misprint...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFrom the earliest days of exploration, mariners in Chile's cool southern waters marveled at the abundance of whales. A Jesuit naturalist wrote of the sea "boiling" with the spouts of the leviathans. Among 19th century Nantucket boatmen, the island of...
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Special to The TimesWhen I was learning to cook, I never dreamed I'd wind up designing a line of porcelain. In those days I believed I would be a chef at one restaurant with one menu and in one kitchen for my whole life. That was the way chefs had always worked. Instead, I...
Southern California is home to extremes — poverty, crime, wealth and immigration; shifting politics and emerging arts; ethnic vitality and conflict — and also to a wealth of imagination. To plumb that creativity, Editorial Page Editor Jim...
Times Staff WriterUshuaia, Argentina — THIS is a place where "The End of the World" sells. The theme is celebrated in T-shirts, bumper stickers, coffee mugs and posters. You can't get away from it. "It's the magic of 'The End of the World,' " says Mayor Jorge...
Special to The TimesENDLESS forms most beautiful. That's what gets to me. That's what gets to just about everybody. And that's also what gets to the greatest people who have ever looked out of a window and marveled at the sight of a bird, a buzzing fly, a bee. Not just the...
Tags: Science, England, Biology, Wildlife, Natural Resources
Times Staff WriterPope John Paul II, whose indomitable will and uncompromising belief in human dignity helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe and reshaped Christianity's relationship to Judaism, died today. He was 84. The Polish-born John Paul, indisputably the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSteve Allen, the zany comedian and witty social commentator whose career zipped at warp speed from one occupation to the next--from hosting the original "Tonight" show to lecturing about morality to composing thousands of songs--has died in Encino at...
Times Staff WriterOn the hottest day of the year, a chilly wind whips across the boat speeding south from Ventura. Cathy Schwemm, a veteran of such voyages, keeps her balance on the tilting deck as other spray-dampened passengers grab at railings and poles. -------------...
Tags: Science, Nature, Wildlife, National Parks, Death
The mockumentary "Incident at Loch Ness," a film fest favorite that screened this month at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, swirls around the enigma of one overexposed serpent. Tabloid hog Nessie also rates the longest entry, 9 1/2 pages, in George...
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