1:26pm

Thu September 27, 2012
OUT IN THE BAY - 9/27/12 - Justin Vivian Bond

Trans Cabaret Star Justin Vivian Bond is "Mx America"

Justin Vivian Bond onstage
Michael Doucette

Marilyn Pittman talks with Justin Vivian Bond about her years as "Kiki" from the Tony-nominated show, "Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway;" her memoir, the Lambda Literary Award-winning,"Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels;" and her new show, "MX (mix) America" at the Rrazz Room October 12th-14th in San Francisco.

1:26pm

Thu September 27, 2012
The Salt

Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 2:50 pm

The Emperor's Himalayan lavender tea is popular at Washington, D.C.'s Park Hyatt Tea Room, but please don't put milk in it.
Courtesy of Park Hyatt

The idea that milk may diminish the potential heart-health benefits of tea has been a topic of some debate. Lots of us can't imagine black tea without a little dairy to cut the bitterness. But, according to this research going back to 2007, we might want to at least consider trying, say, a nice cup of green tea sans sugar or cream.

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1:24pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Business

American Airlines Fliers Fed Up As Labor Clash Rages

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 9:37 am

American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Miami International Airport this month. Reports indicate that American Airlines has canceled somewhere between 2 and 5 percent of flights in recent days, reportedly blaming a surge in pilot sick days and maintenance write-ups by pilots.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Pat Henneberry is an airline's dream customer. She flies all week, every week, and buying an $800 ticket so that she can have full flexibility is standard operating procedure. She's an American Airlines platinum customer. But she is fed up with the endless delays and cancellations.

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1:12pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Movie Reviews

'Looper': Time-Travel Nonsense, Winningly Played

Old Joe (Bruce Willis) and his younger self (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), two iterations of the same assassin, play a particularly personal game of cat and mouse in the time-travel thriller Looper.
Alan Markfield Sony Pictures

I adore time-travel pictures like Looper no matter how idiotic, especially when they feature a Love That Transcends Time. I love Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, The Time Traveler's Wife, even The Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in different years sending letters through a magic mailbox. So terrible. So good. See, everyone wants to correct mistakes in hindsight, and it's the one thing we cannot do. Except vicariously, in movies.

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12:11pm

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Streams Of Water Once Flowed On Mars; NASA Says Photos Prove It

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 1:20 pm

NASA says it has found proof that water shaped the rocks on the left, in a photograph taken by the Mars rover Curiosity (left). For comparison, the agency released an image of rocks from the Earth (right).
NASA

NASA's Curiosity rover has found definitive proof that water once ran across the surface of Mars, the agency announced today. NASA scientists say new photos from the rover show rocks that were smoothed and rounded by water. The rocks are in a large canyon and nearby channels that were cut by flowing water, making up an alluvial fan.

"You had water transporting these gravels to the downslope of the fan," NASA researchers say. The gravel then formed into a conglomerate rock, which was in turn likely covered before being exposed again.

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12:06pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Corte Madera Town Band

Today we are featuring the Corte Madera Town Band. They’re a fairly new organization for a municipal band, having had their first performance in the Larkspur/Corte Madera 4th of July parade in 1996. They’ll be closing out the Summer Music Series at “Town Center Corte Madera” on Sunday September 30, starting about 2pm.

11:55am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Hit In The Head In His First At Bat, Adam Greenberg Will Get A 2nd Chance

Adam Greenberg, who's going to get another chance to bat, on NBC's The Today Show.
NBC.com

On July 9, 2005, Adam Greenberg of the Chicago Cubs went to the plate for his first major league at bat.

One pitch later, his major league career was over.

Until now.

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11:29am

Thu September 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medical Electronics Built To Last Only A Little While

An electronic circuit in its first phases of dissolution.
Fiorenzo Omenetto

Most engineers build things to last.

But a group of mechanical and electrical engineers are working on electronics that will break down in as little as a couple of days. On purpose!

The electronic circuits they're developing don't crash. It's more dramatic than that. They dissolve in liquid.

Sounds a little bit crazy, but circuits that work for a while then disappear could be pretty useful in medical devices implanted in the human body.

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11:18am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Netanyahu Calls For 'Red Line' On Iran; Rejects Palestinian's 'Libelous' Charges

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 8:48 am

At the U.N. today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a graphic to show how far he says Iran will be by mid-2013 in a quest to develop nuclear weapons. He drew the red line to mark where he says Iran must be stopped.
Lucas Jackson Reuters /Landov

Israeli Prime Minister laid out in some detail this afternoon his nation's case for taking stronger action against Iran and his nation's response to what he said are "libelous" accusations about how Israel treats Palestinians.

Taking to the stage just minutes after the head of the Palestinian Authority, Benjamin Netanyahu told United Nations delegates this afternoon that Israelis and Palestinians "won't solve our conflicts with libelous speeches at the U.N."

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11:07am

Thu September 27, 2012
Author Interviews

British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 12:47 pm

W. W. Norton & Company

One night in 1984, British scientist Frances Ashcroft was studying electricity in the body and discovered the protein that causes neonatal diabetes. She says she felt so "over the moon" that she couldn't sleep.

By the next morning, she says, she thought it was a mistake.

But luckily, that feeling was wrong, and Ashcroft's revelation led to a medical breakthrough decades later, which now enables people born with diabetes to take pills instead of injecting insulin.

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