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  • Physicist whose work helped world see 1st moon walk dies

    Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure. His research helped lead to a sensitive television camera tube that captured low-light lunar action...
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Singer dies

    Irving Singer, a philosopher, author of nearly two dozen books and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has died at age 89. He died on Feb. 1 after a period of declining health, his daughter Emily Singer confirmed on Monday. Singer,...
  • Students learn about a variety of fields

    Students learn about a variety of fields
    University School in Davie has a unique twist on Career Day. As part of their Career Connections event, more than 50 professionals from Nova Southeastern University and beyond were dispersed into eighth-grade classrooms. The five or six participants...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    •A story in Wednesday's Business section misidentified Gail Lissner. She is vice president of Appraisal Research Counselors. •A Page 1 story on Feb. 5 about Chicago's tourism efforts misspelled the middle name of Chekitan Singh Dev, associate...
  • Hot off the press! Scientists, chefs blend taste and tech as they experiment with 3-D printing

    Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It's all possible thanks to a fresh meeting of taste and technology that has chefs...
  • Deter deer damage with determination and best practice plants

     Deter deer damage with determination and best practice plants
    Oh, dear, the deer are doing it again – eating everything in sight in your lovely yard. Late winter can be your worst deer-related nightmare because it's when their natural food supply of acorns, grasses and tender foliage is pretty much gone....
  • Don't miss this golden chance to reform our outdated Cuba policies

    Don't miss this golden chance to reform our outdated Cuba policies
    As the United States moves to reestablish relations with Cuba, it should take the opportunity to reevaluate another relic of the Cold War: its anachronistic policies on admitting refugees and asylum seekers. Preference is still given to Cubans because...
  • Kelvin Mills proud to carry Sanford torch at Ivy League Cornell

    Kelvin Mills proud to carry Sanford torch at Ivy League Cornell
    Not many people can say they turned down an opportunity to attend Harvard University. Kelvin Mills just happened to have another opportunity that will work out better for him, and he'll still be able to say he's a Ivy Leaguer. Wednesday was a proud...
  • Rutter: Science finally proves you can't fix stupid

    If you look around the room at the gaggle of relatives and strangers occupying the space and cannot immediately identify who the stupid one is, it's a good bet the stupid one is you. This is not only experientially accurate as a joke, it's literally true...
  • '30 Lessons for Loving' taps into wisdom of elderly

      '30 Lessons for Loving' taps into wisdom of elderly
    When it comes to getting advice from the elderly, gerontologist Karl Pillemer has done his research. As professor of human development at Cornell University, he created The Legacy Project in 2004, devoted to seeking practical advice from thousands of...
  • A license to braid hair? Critics say state licensing rules have gone too far

    WASHINGTON Nivea Earl was thrilled when she opened Twistykinks hair braiding salon in Jacksonville, Ark., last April. Earl had been practicing the African-style art of twisting and braiding hair for at least 16 years, first working on friends,...