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  • 11th Congressional District race overview

    Bill Foster Current job: Congressman Age: 59 Born in: Madison, Wis. Lives in: Naperville Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
  • Broward a target in same-gender class controversy

    Broward a target in same-gender class controversy
    Are same-gender classrooms, offered at six public schools in Broward County, a way to address differences in how boys and girls learn, or are they discriminatory and ineffective? The Broward school system has become embroiled in this controversy after...
  • Today's voting freakout: noncitizens are coming to steal your election

    With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
  • Richard F. Thompson dies at 84; USC scientist traced physical aspects of memory

    More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
  • Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

    The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.) The...
  • Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness

    Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness
    It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners

     PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners
      Bob Suter Member of U.S. hockey team that won a gold medal at 1980 Olympics Bob Suter, 57, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild NHL star Ryan Suter, died suddenly...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • Michael S. Sigal, lawyer and horseman, dies at 72

    Michael S. Sigal, lawyer and horseman, dies at 72
    Michael S. Sigal began his law career in the late 1960s with a firm that soon merged with the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, where he gained a national reputation for his focus on corporate governance and executive compensation. "He inaugurated our...
  • Big guns shouldn't shoot down rights: Front Burner

    Police agencies have been over-militarized, as evidenced by the images of Ferguson, Mo., that offended many of our senses. However, these images also have provided us the opportunity to ensure that governmental authority is being exercised within the...