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  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Mavis Batey dies at 92; renowned code-breaker for Britain in WWII

    Fifty miles north of London lies Bletchley Park, a railway town during World War II that had few, if any, sights to recommend it. It was here, to a rundown estate on the other side of the tracks, that 19-year-old Mavis Batey was dispatched in the spring...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman

    Latasha Harlins shooting exposed L.A. race in issues long before Zimmerman
    Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions. Latasha Harlins was...
  • PASSINGS: Henri Lazarof, Elizabeth Jane Howard, George Goodman, Carter Camp

    Henri Lazarof Composer, teacher and art collector Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
  • Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down

    WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon. Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Finding the Zen of Mr. Lively

    As the students enter Bill Lively's AP Euro class at La Caņada High School, they take a moment to rub a sign hanging on the wall in room 305. “Play like a Champion Today,” it says. I wanted to understand the essence of a teacher who would have...
  • Bookmark these new websites

    Bookmark these new websites
    This year, NPR Books took an unconventional approach to the traditional year-end best-of list by creating NPR's Book Concierge, an interactive website that lets readers sort more than 200 notable books of 2013 by category. -------------------- This...
  • A dark side of the ADHD gender gap

    A dark side of the ADHD gender gap
    In fall 2002, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw and his team published findings from a summer camp they created to study girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder alongside girls without ADHD. "The day we published, the world's literature on girls with ADHD...
  • The cussedness of the English speaker

    In a charming book by David and Hilary Crystal about sites in Britain important in the history of the English language,* there is a passage on Dryden and Swift and the eternally recurring and eternally hopeless call for an academy to regulate the...
  • Mother's killing drives daughter's quest for answers

    Mother's killing drives daughter's quest for answers
    When Alison Galvani graduated from kindergarten in the summer of 1982, her mother took her to the musical "Annie" to celebrate. Then they went to Golden Gate Park for a picnic, spreading out a sleeping bag with white and yellow egrets on a green...