| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Muhammad Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate for pioneering the concept of small loans to impoverished entreprenuers, swung through Los Angeles over the weekend to mark the official launch of his Grameen America microfinance organization here.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday the float judges for the upcoming 126th Rose Parade.
Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian will score the 2015 floats, assessing the creativity, imagination and beauty of the entries,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
For fans of literary fiction, the announcement of a new Toni Morrison novel is kind of like that new "Star Wars" preview – it won't be out for several months, but that won't stop devotees from getting really, really excited.
Publishing house Alfred...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS.
The sophisticated imaging technology...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:18 AM
I spent a recent Tuesday evening with the newly formed Feminist Club at northwest suburban Conant High School.
Seniors Taylor Waidanz and Natalie Betz moderated a roundtable discussion on women and leadership, tossing thoughtful questions out left and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Students pursuing a career in life science might consider attending the Florida BioMedical Career Symposium on Nov. 7 at Scripps Florida in Jupiter.
The career symposium aims to educate graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on career paths as...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:54 AM
I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her.
A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 11:59 AM
I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect.
Back in September, when the four...