Memories of the Beatles’ US television debut
It was 50 years ago today that this mop-topped band began to play (in America).Continued ...
Beatles special gets a little help
LOS ANGELES — Dave Grohl was on his way to rehearsals for a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” when the panic set in.Continued ...
Civil War Ball draws a crowd yearning for elegance in a hoop skirt
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — No one is required to wear a hoop skirt to the Civil War Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Alexandria, Va., but at this year’s gala nearly every woman does. Outside, the wind is so cold that every breeze is a slap in the face on this Sunday in January. Inside, though, you are transported: a warmer place, another time, a different world.Continued ...
‘White hat hackers’ to gather in Tokyo
TOKYO — Computer security experts from Japan and abroad will gather in Tokyo later this month to discuss cutting-edge measures against cyberattacks.Continued ...
Study: Hearing sharpens with vision loss
Try closing your eyes for a minute. Without the luxury of vision, your sense of hearing seems to kick into overdrive, with every rustle and stir sounding louder and clearer. Sit in darkness long enough and your brain may end up rewiring itself to turn you into a super-listener.Continued ...
‘Black Death’ left a mark on human genome
The Black Death didn’t just wipe out millions of Europeans during the 14th century. It left a mark on the human genome, favoring those who carried certain immune system genes, according to a new study. Those changes may help explain why Europeans respond differently from other people to some diseases and have different susceptibilities to autoimmune disorders.Continued ...
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