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  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice

    Shakespeare scholar Anne Barton dies at 80, a graceful, expert voice
    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century’s foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England.  She was 80 years old. The announcement was made by Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist

    Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist
    Dr. Gordon Feldman, a Johns Hopkins physicist who contributed to discovery of the antiproton, died in his sleep Wednesday at Symphony Manor Assisted Living from complications of Alzheimer's. The Baltimore resident was 85. The son of a street peddler...
  • Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • 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...
  • British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world

    British journal again ranks Caltech best university in world
    For the third year in a row, Caltech has been ranked as the top research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain. Three other California campuses — Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA — also scored in the top...
  • 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...