| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Douglas Carl Engelbart, who in the 1960s envisioned the power of interconnected computers to accelerate the pursuit of knowledge and solve the world's increasingly complex problems, laying the foundation for the modern computing age and the Internet, died...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:44 AM
A new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.
The report released Tuesday by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened once for hepatitis C, a government-backed panel recommended today.
The statement, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), is stronger than draft...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:59 AM
The average charter school student in Florida loses the equivalent of seven days of learning in reading compared to the average student in traditional public schools, according to an updated national charter school study by researchers at Stanford...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The director of Stanford University’s sports medicine program testified Monday that Michael Jackson’s doctor for his “This Is It” concert series, who administered a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to the singer, had conflicts...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:50 PM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Andrea Kropp (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2010) USC swimming redshirt sophomore: After claiming an Ivy League championship at Princeton University in 2011, the former Tolog...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Two years ago, students in Carl Nelson's world civilizations class would have encountered this essay question: Persuade me why you feel this way.
The question as phrased appeals to emotion, said Nelson, a Thurston Middle School instructor.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
It’s been two years since NASA’s space shuttle program came to an end, but thousands of Americans still dream of becoming astronauts. Eight of them – four men and four women – were introduced Monday as NASA’s astronaut...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...