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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals

    Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals
    Pat Derby could coax Willie the bear with a handful of jelly beans, make Christopher the cougar twitch his tail on command, and even kissed Rijo the tiger. But when it came to Walt Disney, she had less patience. Derby, a Hollywood animal trainer...
  • Robert Edwards dies at 87; Nobel winner for first 'test-tube baby'

    Robert Edwards dies at 87; Nobel winner for first 'test-tube baby'
    About 10% of married couples suffer from infertility – the inability to conceive a child naturally. Through the better part of the 20th century, physicians considered this a minor and perhaps irrelevant problem, one that contributed overall to...
  • Michael Winner dies at 77; British director of 'Death Wish' films

    Michael Winner, a British film director who specialized in thrillers and action movies, including three "Death Wish" movies, died Monday. He was 77. A bon vivant who became a restaurant critic after his film career wound down, Winner died at his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why Sylvia Plath still haunts us

    Why Sylvia Plath still haunts us
    Her name, at this point, is almost onomatopoeic: the elegantly coiled, haute-American Sylvia, poised and serpentine, and then the Germanic exhalation of Plath, its fatal flatness like some ruptured surface resealing itself. Her whole history is in there...
  • Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82

    Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82
    Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
  • For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

    For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous. Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one...