| Mar 28, 2013
When officials in suburban Des Plaines read about the hazards of spreading cancer-causing coal tar on playgrounds, parking lots and driveways, they moved to join other communities across the nation that have banned pavement sealants made with the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
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...
| May 13, 2013
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:22 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
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,...
| Feb 15, 2012
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...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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.
| Oct 21, 2011
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"...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:14 AM
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...