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  • Promise Of Virtual Universities Elusive

    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...
  • 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...
  • Brains of women with autism show masculine traits

    Brains of women with autism show masculine traits
    Do women who are on the autism spectrum have brains that are more “masculine”? A team of researchers at Cambridge University's Autism Research Center has found striking similarities between the structural anomalies found in the brains of...
  • 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 dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • 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...
  • Rajendran Raja 1948-2014

     Rajendran Raja 1948-2014
    Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
  • 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...
  • Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.

     Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...