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AP PHOTOS: Elvis has never left the building in Las Vegas

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elvis Presley has been dead for 40 years, but the King’s legacy is alive and well in Las Vegas. Elvis impersonators remain a staple of Las Vegas kitsch, performing at casino venues, wedding chapels and street stages while decked out in garish jumpsuits, sunglasses and sideburn wigs. At a recent Elvis convention, performers came from as far as Japan and Australia to compete in a tribute artist contest that paid $15,000 in prize money. Elvis performer Tyler … Read the referenced┬ástory here: AP…

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At CERN, In Search Of Nature’s Building Blocks

Enlarge this image Part of the LHC at CERN. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/iStockphoto I entered the packed cafeteria with tray in hand, searching for the right food to eat. Around me, hundreds of people of all ages spoke excitedly in dozens of different languages, commenting on each other’s ideas, asking questions, and thinking of the next steps in their research programs. Lunchtime at the United Nations? No. Lunchtime at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the huge…

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