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  • David T. Yue

    David T. Yue
    Dr. David Tuckchow Yue, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience, died of a heart attack Dec. 23 while working in his lab in East Baltimore. He was 57 and lived in Towson. "He was an acclaimed biophysicist,...
  • Man charged with hijacking taxicab in River North

    Man charged with hijacking taxicab in River North
    A Chicago man alleged to have hijacked a taxicab after hailing it early Saturday morning and refusing to tell the driver where he wanted to go was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bond Saturday. Mino P. Emini, of the 500 block of West Kinzie Street,...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • As Dr. Phillips Center debuts, listen to fascinating family saga

    It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6. The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election

    Rauner, Quinn out of sight day after election
    A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move. Quinn has not conceded defeat and...
  • U. of C.'s public policy school gets new building, new direction

     U. of C.'s public policy school gets new building, new direction
    The University of Chicago announced Wednesday afternoon that its public policy school — the institution's youngest and one of its less prominent professional schools — will be moving to a larger location, part of an effort to expand its...
  • Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship

    Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship
    As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to¬† fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield. “Are you ready for a new direction? Are you ready to...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
  • Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics
    Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...