| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Lost in the news on Wednesday about the first batch of American nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize -- which, for the first time in the 46-year history of the award, has been opened to writers beyond the U.K., the Commonwealth and Ireland -- was...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A possible deal for USC to acquire or enter into an affiliation with the biomedical powerhouse Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has collapsed and talks have been formally canceled, officials said Thursday.
According to statements from both...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland?
American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:01 AM
Margaret Snyder's excellent Your View ("Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions") castigates those who would silence their opponents.
Citing nutritional science developments that cast doubt on long-held views regarding dietary fats...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution.
A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking GoldieBlox, a line of engineering kits geared at girls.
| May 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement.
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:12 AM
When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay.
"It was going decadent," he said years later. "We started seeing guys in long dark overcoats and brimmed hats who were heroin people....
| Jun 20, 2014
With the Obama administration using federal muscle to tell the Washington Redskins it's time to change that unacceptable name of theirs, let me make one thing perfectly clear.
We probably should help the Redskins pick a new one.
And let's do it...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:50 AM
It's rare now to find someone who has worked at one workplace his or her entire career. But Harvey R. Gold, an executive director of Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, did just that.
He said he wouldn't have it any other way.
"I gave it...