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British Museum to display the world’s oldest map of stars

October 26, 2021, 6:05am Life

The British Museum will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. Read story

Endangered North Atlantic right whale population shrinks

October 26, 2021, 6:03am Life

A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10 percent of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean… Read story

 

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Astronauts’ cells leaked DNA during spaceflight

October 26, 2021, 6:05am Life

Scientists already knew radiation exposure and a lack of gravity stress the bodies of astronauts. But new research may offer a better idea of what’s driving some of that. It’s a clue that could help them measure the physical impact of space travel to detect problems earlier. Read story

Kevin Lavallee, CEO of TK Elevators' North American operations, stands at the top of the company's new elevator testing facility, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, that towers over the Atlanta Braves stadium and surrounding skyscrapers northwest of Atlanta. The 420-foot-tall tower is set to become fully operational early next year.

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

Kevin Lavallee, CEO of TK Elevators' North American operations, stands at the top of the company's new elevator testing facility, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, that towers over the Atlanta Braves stadium and surrounding skyscrapers northwest of Atlanta. The 420-foot-tall tower is set to become fully operational early next year.

October 26, 2021, 6:02am Life

ATLANTA — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. Read story

A tuskless elephant matriarch with her two calves in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution

A tuskless elephant matriarch with her two calves in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

October 26, 2021, 6:02am Life

WASHINGTON — A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability. Read story

FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on ,??Friends,,?? died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59.

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ dies

FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on ,??Friends,,?? died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59.

October 25, 2021, 1:54pm Entertainment

NEW YORK — James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died. He was 59. Read story

FILE - Peter Scolari arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on "Newhart" and a closeted dad on "Girls" and who was on Broadway in "Hairspray" and "Wicked," died Friday morning in New York after fighting cancer for two years, according to Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, his longtime manager. He was 66.

Peter Scolari of ‘Newhart,’ ‘Bosom Buddies,’ dies at 66

FILE - Peter Scolari arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on "Newhart" and a closeted dad on "Girls" and who was on Broadway in "Hairspray" and "Wicked," died Friday morning in New York after fighting cancer for two years, according to Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, his longtime manager. He was 66.

October 25, 2021, 1:54pm Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy,” has died. He was 66. Read story

Florida eliminates giant snail – again

October 25, 2021, 6:05am Life

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s an 8-inch master of disaster: a snail that can eat the stucco off your house and give you meningitis. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television journalist Katie Couric attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Couric has a new book "Going There" out on Oct. 26.

In memoir, Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television journalist Katie Couric attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Couric has a new book "Going There" out on Oct. 26.

October 25, 2021, 6:00am Entertainment

NEW YORK — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white Jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: No one said making money would be easy

October 24, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

As a second-year college student in the 1970s, I found myself unemployed one summer. But I was determined to find something to earn some income. I scanned the newspapers trying to figure out how to make money. Read story