| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday.
Griswold — an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.
The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Back when I was packing lunches, I inevitably found myself in line at the deli counter behind one or another older couple who took what seemed like forever before making their selection.
That leisurely approach explains, in part, why you may be better...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Henry B. "Burke" Mathews Jr., a co-founder of a Hampden custom cabinet business, died Thursday of renal failure at his Ruxton home. He was 88.
The son of Henry Burke Mathews, a vice president of Commercial Credit Corp., and Katherine Grove Mathews, a...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The solution to ridding nations of nuclear warheads may come from a simple puzzle involving marbles.
That, at least, is what lies at the core of a warhead verification protocol designed by a Princeton University team, published this week in the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 30, 2014
Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City.
But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...