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  • Ancient DNA from early human creates new mystery

    Ancient DNA from early human creates new mystery
    Peering far deeper than ever before into humanity’s murky genetic past, scientists sequenced the DNA of an ancient European relative and found a puzzling connection to the Far East. The genetic sample came from a 400,000-year-old thigh bone pulled...
  • Researchers find gears in nature – on planthopper insects

    Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanism found inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects. The discovery, published in...
  • Letter to the Editor: "These books can talk"

    A response to Nara Schoenberg's essay "These books can talk: Do the books that we haven't read — and won't — say more about us than the ones we repeatedly devour?" To the Editor: I feel deeply about the need to promote the tough stuff, the...
  • Caltech names physicist as new president

    Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday. Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
  • In the Arts

    The Laguna Art Museum, at 307 Cliff Drive, presents "One Hour/One Painting" with author and critic Peter Clothier at 1 p.m. Sunday. The presentation is an exercise in how we view things. Participants will first be given an introduction to closed-eye...
  • Prince William is headed to Cambridge to study agriculture

    Prince William is going back to school and apparently looking to become one of Britain's highest educated royals. The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University, Kensington...
  • 375 Years Ago, America's First Constitution Adopted In Connecticut

    Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...
  • Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns

    Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns
    From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco. Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
  • Sexually transmitted cancer has hounded canines for 11,000 years

    Sexually transmitted cancer has hounded canines for 11,000 years
    An extremely rare form of contagious cancer that affects only dogs and is spread via sexual contact likely arose in a single Alaskan malamute or husky-type canine more than 11,000 years ago, scientists say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal...
  • LCHS senior finishes up Cambridge program

    LCHS senior finishes up Cambridge program
    La CaƱada High School junior Lucas Drill completed a program at the University of Cambridge in England over the summer. The Cambridge Scholars Program combined sports, academics and travel. Lucas returned to the program just before the start of the...
  • Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, Dead at 80

    UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...