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How does a chick breathe in the egg?

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… with the aid of a membranous bag called the allantois. And guess what? You once had one too Continue reading...

Mercedes-Benz SL400: car review

published about 2 hours ago
The SL400 is the latest in a line of luxurious cruisers – and what better test for it than a long midweek burn? Continue reading...

Emanuel critic Fioretti to endorse mayor for second term

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Emanuel critic Fioretti to endorse mayor for second term
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday will showcase a new endorsement in his bid for a second term from one of his chief antagonists – former mayoral candidate and outgoing 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti.

Notre Dame falls agonizingly short of momentous upset of Kentucky

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Notre Dame falls agonizingly short of momentous upset of Kentucky
CLEVELAND — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey got his start as a history teacher, so he certainly had an appreciation for what was at stake Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Ben Stiller's high school noise band will reissue their only album

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Ben Stiller's high school noise band will reissue their only album
Here's something: Ben Stiller probably listened to a lot noisy proto-punk in high school. You know how I know? Because A-list actor, Meet the Parents star, and plucky goofball Ben Stiller was in a band back in his teen days. He played the drums. He played the drums like a wild, pubescent kid who thought The Stooges were dad rock but totally worshipped Arto Lindsay.


In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

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In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park
Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of the park's most famous waterfall and instead ... more

California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation.

30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles

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30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles
Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles.  

The Passive House in New York

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The Passive House in New York
In New York City, hundreds of new units designed to use a quarter of the energy consumed by traditional homes are in the works.

Lawmakers intent on overhaul after oil regulators' lapses

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Lawmakers intent on overhaul after oil regulators' lapses
The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about ... more
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Follow the International Space Station Launch

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Scott Kelly will become the first American astronaut to head into space for a year. The New York Times will stream video and provide live ... more

Off to Space for a Year, an American’s Longest Journey

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Off to Space for a Year, an American’s Longest Journey
NASA hopes to learn more about physical and psychological effects of space travel from the mission of Scott J. Kelly, who will have spent more ... more

Europeans (Carefully) Gaze Upward for Glimpse of Solar Eclipse

published Fri, Mar 20 2015 05:37 GMT
Europeans (Carefully) Gaze Upward for Glimpse of Solar Eclipse
Friday’s eclipse was also expected to provide a supermoon, the moment the moon orbits at its closest proximity to the earth.

A Rare Total Solar Eclipse

published Thu, Mar 19 2015 23:56 GMT
A Rare Total Solar Eclipse
Friday’s eclipse will appear to be total only on the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, but it can be seen without going farther than your ... more

Solar Eclipse and Supermoon Have Europe Energy Providers Watchful

published Thu, Mar 19 2015 20:41 GMT
Solar Eclipse and Supermoon Have Europe Energy Providers Watchful
Energy operators reliant on the sun prepared for a day of headaches as a total eclipse coincided with a supermoon.