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  • Getty's Potts: Richest museum can't outbid far richer collectors

    Getty's Potts: Richest museum can't outbid far richer collectors
    Nowadays, not even the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s richest art institution, can afford to outbid the ultra-rich when they’ve set their hearts and wallets on a masterpiece, according to one of the Getty's key figures in that competition....
  • Did Michelangelo create these nude bronze sculptures?

    Did Michelangelo create these nude bronze sculptures?
    An international team of experts published evidence on Monday that suggests two bronze sculptures of hazy origin are actually works by Michelangelo. The pair of bronzes, which depict nude men riding panthers, are nearly 500 years old and are believed to...
  • Ancient Russian's DNA sheds light on Neanderthal interbreeding

    Ancient Russian's DNA sheds light on Neanderthal interbreeding
    DNA extracted from the skeleton of a man who lived in Russia about 37,000 years ago is giving scientists new insights into the genetic history of Europeans including interbreeding that took place with Neanderthals more than 50,000 years ago. Scientists...
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse

    Study: Facebook knows you as well as your spouse
    They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests a computer can accurately judge your personality by the things you "Like" on Facebook. The computer's judgments aren't perfect, but they're often just as good at predicting our...
  • REVIEW: 'Constellations' on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal

    REVIEW: 'Constellations' on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal
    NEW YORK — "Before people had faith," remarks one of the two characters in Nick Payne's head-spinning new Broadway play "Constellations," "people's lives were their own." That's the kind of line that pulls you up short in the theater. First you...
  • Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

    Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
    Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
  • Of mice and men: Researchers point to differences in cell development

    Of mice and men: Researchers point to differences in cell development
    Scientists say they have discovered a key factor in the lab formation of human primordial germ cells -- the precursors to egg and sperm -- and that it differs significantly from experiments involving rodent cells. In a paper published Wednesday in the...
  • Police body cameras a game-changer?

    Police body cameras a game-changer?
    With protests across the country fueled by police killings such as the ones in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., two groups often at odds — law enforcement officials and civil rights advocates — are beginning to see body cameras as a way to...
  • Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade

    Stephen Hawking hails 'life changing' speech upgrade
    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the world faster and easier thanks to new technology from Intel and SwiftKey which replaces the decades-old platform that made his computerized voice recognizable around the world. Hawking, the...
  • Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president

    Simon Newman named Mount St. Mary's president
    Mount St. Mary's University, the second-oldest Catholic university in America, has turned to a Los Angeles private equity and strategic planning businessman to be its next president. The university announced Monday that Simon Newman, 51, will succeed...