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Why you won't win Warren Buffett's billion-dollar bracket

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

Free weekend? 8 fun and almost-free things to do

Not into pub crawls with green beads, beards and brews? Cool. We really aren't either. It'll be another hot and sunny weekend, so bring out the sandals and shades.

App Chat: 3D printing Oreos and spreading secrets at SXSW

Oreo, along with a couple of design companies, built a custom 3D printer that can customize frosting designs onto already baked cookies. Check out this video.

SXSW 2014: Not everything's bigger in Texas

Forget giant breakfast burritos. In Austin, they prefer small (and delicious) breakfast tacos. Follow along as our Take Two producer Jacob Margolis explores SXSW.

USC archaeology students exhume remains of Hollywood Park horse

USC students are helping archaeologists excavate the bones of a horse-racing legend Sunday. Native Diver will be moving to Del Mar racetrack in San Diego.

A frat of their own: Muslims create a new space on campus

Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.

Free weekend? Here are 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Explore the city with endless art, outdoor shopping and a walk on the wild side. With no sign of rain, it'll be a sunny weekend with temps reaching 80 degrees.

Funny or Die admits hoverboard prank in new video

Funny or Die admitted that they were behind the hoax in a new video. The larger purpose behind that HUVr Tech hoverboard video prank: Facebook comments.

Who should compete in KPCC's 2nd annual Public Radio Bracket Madness?

KPCC is about to launch its second annual Public Radio Bracket Madness, in which we ask you, the listener, to vote on your favorite public radio programming.

Religion and Culture: Vedic astrology takes root in Los Angeles

Vedic astrology, also known as Jyotish, has been part of Indian culture for thousands of years, and its following has grown in the last few decades.

Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

Kasell, a popular judge and scorekeeper of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," is retiring after more than a decade on the show.

Is your second language a 'secret' language?

Here's a scenario: You're out at a coffee shop, and people at the next table start talking in a foreign language...about you. Maybe you can only tell based on how they look at you. Or maybe you caught them because you know the language.

Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

Hindu-Americans aren’t writing off Sanskrit just yet

Hinduism's canon of sacred texts is written in Sanskrit, a language few Hindus today can read or speak. But there's a resurgence of interest among young Hindus in learning it.

The 'Big Bad Armo Show' takes its unique slice of LA life on the road

The Armenian American sketch comedy troupe plays with ethnic stereotypes and lets audience members laugh at themselves.