No, it's not the flat, bottom-dwelling sea creature you take efforts to avoid when you're wading along in the ocean. This breed of StingRay is an elaborate surveillance system that simulates a cell phone tower and is used to locate and track individual cell phones.
This week, the International Monetary Fund is calling for countries around the world to halt their energy subsidies to encourage people to consume less energy. Critics reason that subsidy cuts would increase the cost of living for nearly everyone on the planet by raising fuel costs, and in turn transport and food prices.
The wholesale price of these poultry pieces soared 76 percent on average last year. That rapid growth is due in part to the actual growth of chickens, they're becoming much bigger. But larger chickens aren't necessarily a good thing for restaurants that serve chicken wings.
Millions of people live in the city, occupying diverse neighborhoods like Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Glassell Park. But how much of the city do you really know? In Take Two's new series, Neighborhoods, reporter Tess Vigeland takes us to Leimert Park.