| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Cattle; chimpanzees and bonobos; dogs and dolphins; rats and mice; horses, turtles, glowworms and pigs; goats, chickens and Rin Tin Tin — and, at the center of it all, humans.
The animal kingdom, from invertebrates to dinosaurs to us, is on parade...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
Now, with the museum turning 50...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
An adversary looms larger and stronger if you’re incapacitated or off-balance, according to a study by UCLA anthropologists that places the classic “fight, flight or parley” question in an evolutionary context.
The study, part of a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Do you cringe when you think about pursuing only one career?
As someone with a lot of different passions -- someone with both a film degree and a law degree, who did freelance Web design and played classical violin for much of her...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fred Katz, a musician, composer and educator who helped introduce the cello to jazz, died Sept. 7 in Santa Monica from complications of kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94.
His death was confirmed by his son, Hyman Katz.
A child prodigy on...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Smaller testicle size in men appears to be linked to greater involvement in child rearing, according to Georgia researchers.
The study, published recently in the journal PNAS, was conducted by anthropologists at Emory University in Atlanta and...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando has named 14 local students as recipients of $5,000 college scholarships.
The students were chosen by a volunteer panel based on their grade point average, an essay and financial need. Their...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:27 AM
In “The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice,” former Chicago Tribune reporter Vanessa M. Gezari looks at the Human Terrain System, an unusual program set up to help American soldiers understand the cultural context of information...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Anthropologists have puzzled for decades over why a complex patchwork of languages emerged in California thousands of years ago, but not in other parts of North America. New research now traces California’s linguistic diversity to its ecological...