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  • Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'

    Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'
    Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...
  • Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals

    Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals
    What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
  • PASSINGS: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Elaine Stewart

    PASSINGS: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Elaine Stewart
    Christiane Desroches Noblecourt Pioneering Egyptologist saved antiquities from Aswan flooding Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, 97, a pioneering French Egyptologist who helped salvage Nubia's vaunted antiquities from flooding caused by the construction...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
  • Syrian opposition group leader says he'll resign to stem rifts

     
    Burhan Ghalioun, the head of Syria's main government-opposition alliance, announced that he would resign after members accused him of "political and organizational failure."...
  • Rhum Agricole

     
    A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine...
  • Baruj Benacerraf dies at 90; Nobelist made key discoveries about immune system

    Baruj Benacerraf dies at 90; Nobelist made key discoveries about immune system
    Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his pioneering work explaining why some people are able to fight off infections and tumors while others are not, died Tuesday at his Boston home. He was 90. The cause was...
  • Market Watch: Farm brings every muscat imaginable

    Market Watch: Farm brings every muscat imaginable
    One of the rarest but greatest pleasures of farmers markets is encountering passionate collectors who sell a wide range of rare fruit varieties normally grown only at specialty sites such as germplasm repositories and agricultural experiment stations....
  • UAE: Arrests among apparent precautions to keep a lid on discontent

     
    Five activists are in detention and under investigation for posing a threat to state security as the broad crackdown on dissidents in the UAE continues. It's long been assumed that the authoritarian United Arab Emirates' oil riches would protect it......
  • UAE: Human rights officials condemn government crackdown

     
    Human rights advocates decried what they called a “crackdown on civil society” in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after authorities replaced the leadership of the country's teachers association, a well-established group that had called for...
  • Orlando Philharmonic gives Carol Stanley Fenner special service award

     
    The Board of Directors of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has created the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award, which will be awarded to Carol Stanley Fenner, a longtime board member and supporter of the Orlando Philharmonic. The award will be...