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  • Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014

     Dale T. Mortensen, 1939-2014
    Dale T. Mortensen, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, pioneered an approach to studying labor markets that led to a better understanding of unemployment. His research was aimed at answering questions like why people can be unemployed...
  • FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix

    FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix
    The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
  • Daylight-saving time casts the Lehigh Valley into darkness at the wrong time

    They have this "spring ahead, fall back" business completely backward. Do you know what time the sun sets for the Lehigh Valley this evening? By golly, it's not even evening, unless you are from the South, where they have the demented idea that...
  • Depression risk may fall after women's periods end

    Depression risk may fall after women's periods end
    Some women who are depressed as they move toward menopause may notice their symptoms fading or disappearing after a few years, a new study suggests. Researchers found the proportion of women who reported having depression symptoms dropped consistently,...
  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities

    Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on...
  • Jennifer Rosato, dean of NIU College of Law

    Jennifer Rosato, dean of NIU College of Law
    Even a few hours spent with Jennifer "Jenn" Rosato, dean of Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb, bear evidence of her intensity and commitment. A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Rosato, 52, started her career as a caseworker for abused...
  • Ruth Patrick dies at 105; pioneer in freshwater ecosystem research

    Ruth Patrick dies at 105; pioneer in freshwater ecosystem research
    Ruth Patrick, a scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams, has died. She was 105. Patrick, recipient of dozens of the nation's top science awards including the National...
  • Movies with PG-13 ratings contain the most 'gun violence per hour'

    Movies with PG-13 ratings contain the most 'gun violence per hour'
    Movies aimed at teenagers now include more scenes of gun violence than films made for adults, new research shows. In 2012, box office hits that received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America contained an average of more than 2.5...
  • Like it? Social ads turn users into unwitting endorsers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Candice Kilpatrick couldn't help but laugh when she came across a novelty item on Amazon.com: a latex horse's head with a bushy mane. Knowing her friends would get a kick out of the mask too, she shared the link on Facebook. Soon...
  • Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test

    Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test
    Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...