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  • #HRBooks Review: Williamsburg author targets Steve Jobs' famous graduation speech

     #HRBooks Review: Williamsburg author targets Steve Jobs' famous graduation speech
    You do not have to like Steve Jobs to enjoy "Steve Jobs' Life by Design – Lessons to be Learned from His Last Lecture" by George Beahm. You don't even have to understand who Jobs was to enjoy this book. It is a marvelous glance—distinctive...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Climate change fears spur divestment on fossil fuels

    In the run-up to a United Nations summit this week aimed at combating climate change, a small but growing number of multimillion-dollar investors are demanding more aggressive steps to wean countries from fossil-fuel consumption. The fledgling...
  • Joseph McNamara dies at 79; progressive San Jose police chief

    Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79. The...
  • Attorney seeks reversal of 'brain death' ruling for Jahi McMath

    An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath has asked an Alameda County Superior Court to reverse its January finding of brain death, and says medical tests have shown that she is demonstrating brain activity. The case involves the 13-year-old girl who...
  • American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel

    American, German scientists win 2014 chemistry Nobel
    American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...
  • Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Virginia scientist, 2 others share Nobel Prize for chemistry
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A German and two American scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for smashing the size barrier in optical microscopes, allowing researchers to see individual molecules inside living cells. U.S....
  • From California's Central Valley to, perhaps, 'Madam ambassador'

    WASHINGTON Lifelong high achiever Maria Echaveste, a farmworker's kid shaped by California's San Joaquin Valley, has been nominated for her biggest job yet, U.S. ambassador to Mexico. If confirmed by the Senate, Echaveste, 60, would be the first woman to...
  • People on the move: Industry recognitions for Lori Hartglass, John h Genovese, Gerald F Richman

    Finance Tatiana Eyzaguirre has been promoted to senior vice president and private client managing director for BankUnited in Fort Lauderdale. Most recently she was vice president and sales hub manager for Weston and parts of Sunrise. Raphael Garcia was...
  • California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

    California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link
    Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. The third annual analysis of extreme weather events underscored...
  • UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

    UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment
    A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence...