| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat.
Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Appearing in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits on his power, something he has heretofore mostly ignored while issuing executive orders, bypassing...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The first time Esperanza Spalding played at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, she was a young jazz bassist and singer who was steadily building a following.
Since then, she's played at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Concert and scored an upset Grammy...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93.
His family announced...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Burbank resident and poet David Meyerhof received notice more than a year ago from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that an award had been established in honor of his grandfather, the late Otto Meyerhof, and the honor was given to...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Alice Munro may not, as Carolyn Kellogg reported Sunday, be going to Stockholm in December to pick up her Nobel Prize in literature (“Her health is simply not good enough,” Swedish Academy permanent secretary Peter Englund explained. “...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Torrance Barnes & Noble, a screaming came across the bookstore.
Though other bookstore patrons may have wondered if the screaming woman was reacting to spoilers of the new Thomas Pynchon novel, she knew she was headed...
| Sep 24, 2013
Regarding "The next Fed chairman" published on Sept. 19: Why should President Obama nominate Janet Yellen to lead the Fed? She lacks evidence of that she’s able to direct the cessation of quantitative easing, which increases the likelihood of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Fall has arrived, leaves litter the ground and the temperatures are tumbling downward.
'Tis the season to cuddle up with a cup of coffee and a good book or five.
Now's the time to get some reading in because too soon free moments will be spent...
| Oct 20, 2013
The University of Chicago is Parris Island for economists.
From the days when Milton Friedman, George Stigler and Arnold Harberger led the charge, if not before, it's been a rigorous training ground that produces not U.S. Marines but scholars with a...