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  • Like a tree's rings, blue whale's earwax tells a story of its life

    Like a tree's rings, blue whale's earwax tells a story of its life
    Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.  Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
  • Mavis S. 'Sherry' Sheedy, art teacher

    Mavis S. 'Sherry' Sheedy, art teacher
    Mavis S. "Sherry" Sheedy, a retired Baltimore public schools art teacher and longtime museum docent, died April 4 of congestive heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The Reisterstown resident was 74. The daughter of a civil engineer...
  • PASSINGS: Dallas Willard, Jack Butler, Fredrick McKissack

    Dallas Willard Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
  • Texas scholar's work to ID immigrant corpses is gratifying — and sad

    Texas scholar's work to ID immigrant corpses is gratifying — and sad
    The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood. Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
  • Smog-ology: Caltech professor wins environmental prize

    Smog-ology: Caltech professor wins environmental prize
    The Los Angeles basin is home to some famously filthy air, and this month a leader in the study of air pollution added a carbon particle-tainted feather to his cap. John Seinfeld, a chemical engineering professor at Caltech, has been named one of two...
  • Thomson Reuters list of top 100 hospitals

    Thomson Reuters has released its top 100 U.S. hospitals based on overall performance. The hospitals were ranked on 10 key areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction,...
  • Study points to dangers of children's exposure to coal tar sealants

    Study points to dangers of children's exposure to coal tar sealants
    Children living next to driveways or parking lots coated with coal tar are exposed to significantly higher doses of cancer-causing chemicals than those living near untreated asphalt, according to a study that raises new questions about commonly used...
  • More Texas Schools Teach Safe Sex With Abstinence

    More Texas Schools Teach Safe Sex With Abstinence
    Texas Tribune In the spring, public school students in Midland will cross what until very recently was the political third rail of sex education. For the first time, they will be taught about contraception — and how to practice safe sex. The West...
  • The Bible: A book of liberal propaganda?

    The Bible: A book of liberal propaganda?
    Does the Bible make you a liberal? OK, we'll wait a moment for your blood pressure to return to normal. It does sound counter-intuitive, judging from the consistent, persistent right-of-center statements by people who call themselves "Bible-believing"...
  • Kathleen H. Cook

    Kathleen H. Cook
    Kathleen H. Cook Kathy quietly passed away in the evening hours of October 16, 2011 at her home on the Balboa Peninsula. Her adoring husband remained by her side until the end. She was born on November 20, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to Kathleen and Will...
  • Violent Video Games May Lower Violent Crime Rates, Study Shows

    Violent Video Games May Lower Violent Crime Rates, Study Shows
    As sales of violent video games go up, violent crimes go down. That's what University of Texas Arlington associate professor Michael Ward discovered in a recent study. The reason? Time. Just about any afternoon in the lobby of UTA's Trinity House you'...