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  • 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...
  • In the Arts

    The Laguna Art Museum, at 307 Cliff Drive, presents "One Hour/One Painting" with author and critic Peter Clothier at 1 p.m. Sunday. The presentation is an exercise in how we view things. Participants will first be given an introduction to closed-eye...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    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...
  • Ancient DNA from early human creates new mystery

    Ancient DNA from early human creates new mystery
    Peering far deeper than ever before into humanity’s murky genetic past, scientists sequenced the DNA of an ancient European relative and found a puzzling connection to the Far East. The genetic sample came from a 400,000-year-old thigh bone pulled...
  • Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting

    Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting
    Hamish Maxwell Philip Morris Cos. CEO Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a literary laugh?

    When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor. If you think you might...
  • China's Tibet conundrum: how to conquer a myth

    Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern...
  • Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness

    Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness
    What is so captivating about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370? For more than two weeks, international audiences followed minute-by-minute accounts of the search for the missing flight, and only this week were authorities...
  • 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...
  • 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,...