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  • Will it be a hit or a bomb with the public? Read the brain waves

    Will it be a hit or a bomb with the public? Read the brain waves
    To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks...
  • Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court

    Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentino Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court. “Tino Cuellar is a renowned scholar who has...
  • Stanford law professor named to California Supreme Court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Growing up in a hardscrabble town along the Rio Grande in Mexico, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar crossed the border with his brother each day to attend school in Brownsville, Texas, long before his path led to Harvard, Yale and Stanford....
  • California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

    Justice Marvin R. Baxter will retire after 24 years on the California Supreme Court, it was announced Wednesday. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post included Court of Appeal Justice Martin Jenkins in a list of Latinos whom...
  • Justice Marvin Baxter of California Supreme Court to retire

    Supreme Court Justice Marvin R. Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his current term in January, opening the way for a more liberal majority on the state's highest court. Baxter's departure will give Gov. Jerry Brown, if...
  • Obesity: We're not overeating, we're under-exercising, study suggests

    Obesity: We're not overeating, we're under-exercising, study suggests
    A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine report a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in...
  • What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change

    What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change
    Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their name from wing-like extensions they use to swim (the "foot" being the muscular portion of...
  • Aaron Swartz doc tracks successes, struggles of Highland Park native

    Aaron Swartz doc tracks successes, struggles of Highland Park native
    Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77

    Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77
    It was just after a January storm in 1953, and the waves were epic. With other adrenaline-addled young surfers, 16-year-old Ricky Grigg caravaned up the coast from Santa Monica to Rincon, just beyond Ventura. Racing with his board into the roar of...