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  • Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'

    Gerald Edelman dies at 84; Nobel-winner was 'Darwin of nervous system'
    Gerald Edelman, a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific colleagues, has died. He was 84.
  • Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77

    Ricky Grigg, oceanographer and top-ranked big-wave surfer, dies at 77
    It was just after a January storm in 1953, and the waves were epic. With other adrenaline-addled young surfers, 16-year-old Ricky Grigg caravaned up the coast from Santa Monica to Rincon, just beyond Ventura. Racing with his board into the roar of...

    Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands

    Pollution, global warming pose risk to Galápagos Islands
    Cavorting in the ocean with sociable seals is a stirring experience, and because of this, I don't know a traveler who doesn't have the Galápagos on his or her bucket list. Even though Charles Darwin's living laboratory is 600 miles from the nearest land...

    Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest

    Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest
    Sea turtles have it. So do salmon and Giant Burmese pythons. Pigeons are really famous for it. Now scientists report that some garden snails have a homing instinct too – but gardeners can overcome it with a simple heave-ho. In a two-year...

    Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle

    Meet Mary Anning, 'greatest fossil hunter' honored with Google doodle
    Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, a 19th century fossil collector and paleontologist who, even as a poor working-class woman in a field dominated by wealthy upper-class men, helped shape the study of ancient extinct...