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  • Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

    Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    A chasm runs through the life of Jonas Salk. He was an American hero, recognized by presidents and interviewed by the most important journalists of his day — a reassuring figure who offered hope to a frightened public. His vaccine halted the annual,...
  • John Nash, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in N.J. car crash

    John Nash, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in N.J. car crash
    John F. Nash Jr., who revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory, was endowed with a mind that was highly original and deeply troubled. But it became known to most people by its Hollywood description. His mind was beautiful. Dr. Nash, a...
  • Free Will Astrology 6/2/15

    Free Will Astrology 6/2/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Persian scholar Avicenna was so well rounded in his knowledge that he wrote two different encyclopedias. Even as a teenager he was obsessed with learning all he could. He got especially consumed with trying to master...
  • Nameberry: Lu or Lou, new baby name trend for boys

    Nameberry: Lu or Lou, new baby name trend for boys
    After a rash of girls’ names beginning with the ‘Loo’ sound — Lucy and Lucille and Luna and Lulu — we’re suddenly seeing an even bigger bounce for boys’ names with that beginning syllable — spelled in a...
  • John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, and wife die in N.J. car crash

    John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, and wife die in N.J. car crash
    The barefoot man in mismatched plaids roamed for years through Princeton University’s math building, muttering to himself. In empty classrooms, the “Phantom of Fine Hall,” as he was known, scribbled mysterious equations and strange...
  • Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History

    Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History
    Joan A. Steitz was a young biochemist in 1968, working with Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering the DNA double helix. And she needed a breakthrough. The early steps of her career had progressed ideally — including a Ph....
  • Retired Chicago physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002

    Retired Chicago physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002
    A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002. The online auction went into overtime Thursday evening until a final bid went unchallenged for half an hour. Nate D. Sanders Auctions spokesman Sam Heller...
  • Retired Chicago physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction, $325,000 to start

    Retired Chicago physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction, $325,000 to start
    A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000. "The prize has been sitting on a shelf somewhere for the last 20 years," 92-year-old Leon Lederman said in a phone conversation from his...
  • Cannes film festival slate offers occasion for parsing

    Cannes film festival slate offers occasion for parsing
    Whether you call it "the Olympics of cinema" (for more bloodsporting types) or "the world's most prestigious movie gathering" (for the more genteel among us), the Cannes Film Festival is the most scrutinized of cinema confabs. Long before the films...
  • 818 Roundup: Rogers, Gabel-Luddy elected to Burbank council; BUSD superintendent finalist under scrutiny

    818 Roundup: Rogers, Gabel-Luddy elected to Burbank council; BUSD superintendent finalist under scrutiny
    Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, April 16, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 52, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines: - With just over 11,000 votes cast in...
  • Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison

    Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison is an American literary treasure. But some treasures, no matter how valued or precious, can have blemishes that mar their luster. That's sadly the case with Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child." The theme is vintage Morrison: an...