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  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99
    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Defense lawyers say Boston Marathon bomber was swayed by older brother

    Federal prosecutors Wednesday portrayed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an anti-American terrorist who had “murder in his heart” when he planted a pressure-cooker bomb near a group of children at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago, and then...
  • Students on brink of clean-water solution

    Students on brink of clean-water solution
    A group of high school students has developed an efficient way to produce a decontaminant in hopes of helping countries that lack sufficient clean water. Students from Laguna Beach High teacher Steve Sogo's class in advanced chemical research provided...
  • Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
    Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring...
  • Boston to play Festival Park July 3

    Boston to play Festival Park July 3
    Fourth of July weekend in Elgin will begin with a blast from the past as the band Boston headlines a Grand Victoria Casino-sponsored concert in Festival Park July 3 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. online at gvctickets.com....
  • Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology

    Technology is raising a high bar for high-end mixology
    Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled. Take the "Highlander," a...
  • Daniel Smith completes transformation into Lake Forest's leader

    Daniel Smith completes transformation into Lake Forest's leader
    Lake Forest swimmers filled the pool deck inside New Trier's natatorium for the boys swimming and diving state finals Saturday. That's just how Daniel Smith wanted it. Smith, a senior, swam in the 100-yard backstroke final Saturday. He finished fifth in...
  • Extraordinary Life: Scholar, Scientist, And Serious Artist

    Extraordinary Life: Scholar, Scientist, And Serious Artist
    Felix Bronner was an urbane scholar and a pioneer in the study of ways calcium affects the body. He was intense, focused, and passionately interested in science as well as in the lives of his friends and colleagues. In his second career, he was a...
  • Fenwick's Michael Hill adds two more state medals

    Fenwick's Michael Hill adds two more state medals
    Fenwick senior Michael Hill wrapped up a sensational high school career Saturday by winning two more medals at the boys swimming and diving state meet at New Trier. Hill took 10th in the 50-yard freestyle (21.27 seconds) and was part of the 200 medley...
  • Women leaving tech in droves: Readers weigh in

    Women leaving tech in droves: Readers weigh in
    Many people wrote in to discuss the Los Angeles Times article about women leaving the tech industry in droves. Some women shared their personal experiences. Others, including men, weighed in with their views.  Here’s a sampling: A constant fight...
  • Renee Green's constellation of personal moments

    Renee Green's constellation of personal moments
    Renée Green’s installation at the MAK Center’s Schindler House is difficult at best. Filling the low-slung modernist structure with layers of sound, video, text and photographs, the artist and MIT professor has created a complex, three-...