| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Imagine a world in which a Norwalk Community College student can virtually audit a microeconomics lecture taught at Harvard. Sounds pretty contemporary, right? But the idea isn't new — it dates back to the 1960s.
Fifty years ago, commentators...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dr. Gary S. Hill, an internationally renowned renal pathologist and the former chief of pathology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 74.
Dr. Hill pioneered a new technique for biopsies of tissue, in addition...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:38 PM
As grand marshal of the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade, British primatologist Jane Goodall got the grandest possible tour of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day.
Best known for her decades-long studies of chimpanzee behavior in the wilds of...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Precocious Tots of Finland: A University of Kansas professor and two co-authors, in research in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Finance, found that children age 10 and under substantially outperformed their parents in earnings from stock trading...
| Nov 25, 2012
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
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.
| Aug 8, 2010
Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62.
Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...