| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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,...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:43 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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...