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  • Better vision another benefit from playing outdoors

    Better vision another benefit from playing outdoors
    Children who play more outdoors are smarter, leaner and stronger than kids more inclined toward indoor activities, and a new study finds they have another advantage: They're less likely to suffer from nearsightedness, in which objects in the distance...
  • Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe

    Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Kwa Geok Choo

    Kwa Geok Choo Wife, mother of Singapore prime ministers Kwa Geok Choo, 89, wife of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and the mother of the island nation's current prime minister, died Saturday at home, said a statement from the office of...
  • Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist

    Maurice Goldhaber dies at 100; noted nuclear and particle physicist
    Maurice Goldhaber, one of the pioneers of modern physics whose experiments helped create the current understanding of how the world works, died May 11 at his home on Long Island, N.Y., after a short illness. He had celebrated his 100th birthday less...
  • Har Gobind Khorana dies at 89; biologist, chemist won Nobel Prize

    Har Gobind Khorana dies at 89; biologist, chemist won Nobel Prize
    Har Gobind Khorana, who rose from poverty in rural India to become a giant of modern biology, winning the Nobel Prize in 1968 for work that helped decipher the genetic code and explain how cells make proteins, died Nov. 9 in Concord, Mass. He was 89....
  • A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf

    A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf
    In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
  • Last minute gift ideas: Memorable theater books

     
    Theater book suggestions for the holidays....
  • Book review: 'The Young Leonardo' by Larry J. Feinberg

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "The Young Leonardo: Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence."...
  • Northwestern music student hits high note with astrophysics

     
    It’s a 10 minute walk from Northwestern University’s music building to its physics building. Some might think the two subjects are worlds apart. In his …...
  • The Getty Museum has a new director but an old problem

     
    Christopher Knight looks at the structural problem facing the Getty Museum's new director, Timothy Potts....
  • Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

     
    The Archbishop of Canterbury announced Friday that he would step down from his post at the end of the year. Rowan Williams, the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, is resigning as Anglicans squabble over the role of women and gays and lesbians...