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  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La CaƱada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...
  • Food forests mimic nature's gardening methods

    Food forests mimic nature's gardening methods
    Few of us associate forests with farming. But some proponents of sustainable agriculture say we can grow food more successfully and with less environmental harm by copying nature's methods for growing plants in the woods. They're advocates of food...
  • Corona del Mar alumnus granted Fulbright scholarship

    A Corona del Mar High School alumnus was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to do research in Japan beginning this fall. Daniel Ward, who recently graduated from Cornell University after graduating from CdM in 2009, will study optimal...
  • Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy

    Astronomers discover most distant known galaxy
    Just 700 million years after the big bang, our most distant known galaxy was a cauldron of star production, churning out new suns hundreds of times faster than our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. But it was only this spring, roughly 13 billion...
  • From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

    From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager
    A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern. Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
  • Bipartisanship begins with seeing the other side's humanity

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One convention down, one to go. To borrow from a more successful Clint Eastwood appearance: It's halftime in America. It was certainly an amazing week in Tampa, and I'm not talking about empty chairs -- or empty suits or empty speeches....
  • 9 ways restaurants get you to spend more

    Times are tough for restaurants. The average check size has increased just 1.7 percent per year over the past five years, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. That's because diners are watching what they spend at restaurants by forgoing...
  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
  • Kenneth Wilson dies at 77; physicist won Nobel Prize

    Physicist Kenneth G. Wilson, who earned a Nobel Prize for breakthrough research that explained how factors like temperature and pressure lead to sudden transformations of matter, such as boiling water's shift from liquid to vapor, died Saturday in Saco,...
  • Thirsty for beer? There's a robot for that

    Thirsty for beer? There's a robot for that
    Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...