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  • Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

    Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick
    The Information A History, a Theory, a Flood James Gleick Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95 Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
  • California Prisons Gets Its Supply of Death Penalty Drugs

    California Prisons Gets Its Supply of Death Penalty Drugs
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California's prison department officials said Monday it now has enough sodium thiopental to carry out executions at San Quentin State Prison. The state paid $36,415 to acquire 521 grams of the drug manufactured by Archimedes Pharma of...
  • Finding layers of 'Secrets' below the obvious

    Finding layers of 'Secrets' below the obvious
    The ugliest exhibit in town just now is at the Walters Art Museum. Let me explain. "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes" is a fascinating show capping 12 years of scholarly research into a rare book that contains texts by that ancient Greek...
  • Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...
  • Duo see more from waves than just great rides

    NEWPORT BEACH — Waves at The Wedge are legendary for hurling bodysurfers into the air and sweeping tourists off their feet. But they also have a more practical purpose: producing electricity. A pair of Newport Beach entrepreneurs have been testing...
  • True New Yorker

    True New Yorker
    About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
  • How to cook with farmers market produce

    How to cook with farmers market produce
    Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
  • Book with a buried treasure

    The book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable. Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire. "This...
  • A Merry Owl Meatmas

     
    It's always scary when our friend Owl Meat's regular Funtastic Thursday post happens to fall on a kinder, gentler day like Christmas. But here he is, mellower than usual. Perhaps he's gotten into the eggnog. ELHere at stately Owl Manor,......
  • Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol simultaneously can sharply reduce heart attacks and strokes

     
    An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
  • 'Tarzan of the Apes,' reconsidered on his 97th birthday

     
    It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......