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  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...
  • The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost

    The 'cyberwar' against cancer gets a boost
    Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • PSM degree is the MBA of the science world

    It's been heralded in the media as the new MBA. The professional science master's degree (PSM) is an innovative hybrid. It's a technical science master's degree (think biotechnology, chemistry, computer science) with special communications and business...
  • Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman
    Meredith Martin "Mimi" Addy has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman in the law firm's Chicago office as partner and head of its Patent Litigation practice. Prior to joining Katten, Addy was the Chicago managing partner at Steptoe & Johnson. She has a law degree...
  • John Graves dies at 92; one of Texas' most celebrated authors

    Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92. Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
  • William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company

    William Kieschnick dies at 90; engineer led Atlantic Richfield oil company
    William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90. Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
  • Jupiter seen and heard in night sky over Columbia

    The members of the Jupiter String Quartet surely will be in harmonious alignment with each other when this chamber ensemble performs for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. After...
  • Community college math competition challenges high school students

    Attention, Anne Arundel County schools math whizzes: Meet Sammy the owl. Sammy is a fictitious character that runs a pole measuring business. His wings are injured, so he can't fly to the top of the pole, which has a rope tied to the top. The rope is 3...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA

    Obama picks low-profile arts center executive to chair the NEA
    Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...