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  • Chicago scientist's Nobel medal for DNA discovery could fetch $3.5M

    Chicago scientist's Nobel medal for DNA discovery could fetch $3.5M
    A Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Chicago scientist Dr. James Watson, a co-discoverer of DNA, is expected to sell for up to $3.5 million at auction next month in New York, Christie's said Monday. Watson, along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins,...
  • Muhammad Yunus, father of microfinance, talks about L.A. loan program

    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. The...
  • On Sunday: Inspiring world music by Toure-Raichel Collective

    Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel are icons in their own countries and abroad. Together, as the Toure-Rachel Collective, they create music that bridges geographic, ethnic, political and religious...
  • The 'Cups' song is back for 'Pitch Perfect 2'!

    The 'Cups' song is back for 'Pitch Perfect 2'!
    Bring back the beat! Just in time for you to have gotten it out of your head, the “Cups” song is back—along with the rest of the musical mayhem of “Pitch Perfect.” A fresh trailer for “Pitch Perfect 2” hit the...
  • Farewell, Cardinal

    Cardinal Francis George’s exit from office has been as humble, candid and winsomely human as his 17 years in it. As your recent editorial reminds us, George readily allows that there are some people he couldn’t reach but typically he doesn&...
  • California has failed the UC system

    To the editor: The Times writes that tuition increases may be necessary to ensure the University of California system's excellence. ("A battle for UC's soul," Editorial, Nov. 17) I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1957. The campus was well maintained,...
  • Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising

    Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is deep and surprising
    The most astonishing aspect of Alice Munro's "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" may be its chronology. The two dozen efforts here come from late in her career, after she had established herself as (perhaps) the preeminent short-fiction...
  • Penn State student wins prestigious International Children's Peace Prize

    Penn State student wins prestigious International Children's Peace Prize
    At just 9, Penn State student Neha Gupta started her charity, Empower Orphans, to help orphaned and abandoned children in the United States and India. On Tuesday, nine years later, the world saluted her work. Gupta, a Schreyer Honors College scholar...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe

    Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe
    Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe. He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...