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  • Insight: What if baby boomers don't live forever?

    Insight: What if baby boomers don't live forever?
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What if the generation that once rocked out to The Who's "hope I die before I get old" line actually does? Most retirement plans and federal budget projections assume baby boomers -- those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 --...
  • From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests

    From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests
    Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies. The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
  • Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone

    Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone
    Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
  • Orange honors 97 seniors admitted to top colleges

     
    The Orange County School Board is recognizing tonight its top one percent — nearly 100 students admitted to top colleges from amongst about 10,000 high school graduates this year. The district's traditional high schools provided the names of their...
  • Lehigh Valley Chapter of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame to add five new members

     
    The Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will have an induction ceremony/banquet on Friday May 4 at the Northampton Community Center in which five new members will be inducted. For tickets and other info, call...
  • UCSD researcher awarded National Medal of Science

    UCSD researcher awarded National Medal of Science
    SAN DIEGO -- President Barack Obama Tuesday named a San Diego biomedical engineering professor as a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Shu Chien of UC San Diego is one of seven eminent researchers chosen for the annual honor, The White House...
  • Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death

    Critics question whether sickle cell trait can cause sudden death
    Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong is an avid sports fan. He fondly remembers his days as a track star at Yale. "I'm supposedly a friend of the NCAA," the University of Pennsylvania professor emeritus said. "I've received awards from the NCAA and I treasure them."...
  • Rice graduate tries making U.S. Olympic long jump team

    Rice graduate tries making U.S. Olympic long jump team
    Funmi Jimoh is no stranger to international track & field competition. "My PR [personal record] in the long jump is 6.96m/22-11 and I did that in Qatar at Doha in 2009," said Jimoh, who attended Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas. "She...
  • College grad contest could bring Houston $1 Million

    College grad contest could bring Houston $1 Million
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker is on a mission. She wants to get Houstonians not just to go to college but to graduate. "We get the best and brightest from all over the world to come to Houston to work and make a living," Parker said Monday. "But if we...
  • Teacher prepped student for success

    For a teacher, nothing beats seeing a student succeed. For Rajeev Wahi at Flintridge Preparatory School, helping 2011 graduate Kelly Yang get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resulted in success rebounding back to him. Wahi is one of 33...
  • United Continental's CEO has a daunting challenge before him

    United Continental's CEO has a daunting challenge before him
    Jeff Smisek was a partner at a law firm in Houston in the mid-1990s when, during a business lunch, he was offered the opportunity to meet with Gordon Bethune, CEO of Continental Airlines. He didn't know Bethune, but his sales instincts kicked in. He...