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  • Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist

    Dennis Avery dies at 71; heir to label fortune, philanthropist
    Dennis Avery, who used his share of a family fortune to fund philanthropic ventures around the world and to commission artistic replicas of prehistoric creatures for a quirky sculpture garden in the desert of Borrego Springs, has died. He was 71. Avery...
  • Sir Andrew Huxley dies at 94; Nobel-winning physiologist

    Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94. His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
  • News of the Weird: Clinical hangover cures and star-reading dung beetles

    News of the Weird: Clinical hangover cures and star-reading dung beetles
    No insect is in greater need of a public relations boost than the cockroach, and Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau of Rennes, France, provided it in a recent issue of the journal Insectes Sociaux. Roaches are highly social, suffer when isolated, recognize members of...
  • What do you call a male mistress?

    What do you call a male mistress?
    If Paula Broadwell is David H. Petraeus' mistress, what is he to her? Biography subject, sure. Boyfriend, maybe. But what's the male equivalent of "mistress"? The growing cast of extremely prolific characters (30,000 pages of email!) in the Petraeus...
  • Its job complete, Obama re-election tech team ventures forward

    Its job complete, Obama re-election tech team ventures forward
    In spring 2011, Michael Slaby made a pitch to a small group of men at the West Loop offices of Sandbox Industries, a local venture capital firm and business incubator. Slaby, a Chicagoan and the chief integration and innovation officer for President...
  • Archbishop Of Canterbury To Step Down

    Archbishop Of Canterbury To Step Down
    REPORTING FROM LONDON -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams announced Friday that he would step down at year's end after a decade of leading the worldwide Anglican Communion at a time of continued controversy over the role of women and gays and...
  • Six International Choirs To Perform At New Haven Festival

    Besides the New Haven Green concerts, there will be other musical events at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which takes place June 16 to 30 in New Haven including the return of the popular "Music at Dusk" series at 470 College St. and a series...
  • Caltech named best research university in the world -- again

     
    Once again, the California Institute of Technology is ranked the best in the world. The Pasadena institution retained its ranking as the world’s best research university in the 2012-13 World University Rankings released this week by the Times Higher...
  • Researcher discovers “religion gene”

     
    A Cambridge University researcher had done all the math and has come to the conclusion that people with strong religious convictions may pass a “predisposition toward religion” onto their children, thereby spread religion genetica...
  • Huntington Library names Steve Hindle as director of research

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens names Steve Hindle as its new director of research....
  • Orlando New Testament professor honored with Luce fellowship

     
    Charles E. Hill, New Testament professor at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando, has received the prestigious Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology, funded by the Luce Foundation and administered by the Association of Theological Schools.  Hill is the...