| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...
| Jul 28, 2013
What would you major in if you had to pick a major today?
Someone asked me that the other day and I was as stumped as I'd have been if she'd asked, "Can you explain Beck's monadicity theorem?" or "Why exactly do we care about Pippa Middleton?"
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Claire Messud is known as something of an intellectual among literary novelists, with a cool, quietly probing tone from her first book, "When the World Was Steady" (1995) to her best-selling "The Emperor's Children" (2006). Her bracing and vehement new...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
After many ups and downs, Congressional passage of comprehensive immigration reform now looks possible. In exchange for tighter border controls, an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants will receive a path to citizenship. The biggest players in the...