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  • The science of fireworks explained: Chemical reactions at 1,000 feet

    The science of fireworks explained: Chemical reactions at 1,000 feet
    All across the country, Americans will wrap up their Fourth of July celebrations by watching the sky light up with fireworks. If you’re going to be one of them, you have chemistry to thank. Fireworks displays have become increasingly sophisticated...
  • Willowbrook believes in team "chemistry"

    Victories were few and far between for Willowbrook basketball last season. But if the busy June summer team season was any indication, the Warriors are building for a solid season this winter. The Warriors finished with a respectable 4-2 record in the...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change

    What ailing pteropods tell us about climate change
    Pteropod, meaning "wing foot," refers to a group of animals that have neither wings nor feet as we usually think of them. Instead, these seagoing snails get their name from wing-like extensions they use to swim (the "foot" being the muscular portion of...
  • Brookfield girl wins national chemistry challenge

    Brookfield girl wins national chemistry challenge
    A Brookfield sixth-grader has won a national chemistry challenge, outperforming nearly 25,000 other competitors. Audrey Gallier, who is home-schooled, won the 2014 "You Be the Chemist" challenge June 23 in Philadelphia, according to a Chemical...
  • The executive's cultural attaché

    The executive's cultural attaché
    A few years ago a job notice circulated in Hollywood for a “cultural attaché” for Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush. To some it seemed like an urban myth. Not to Brad...
  • Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty

    Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty
    California State University is embarking on a hiring spree, aiming to add 700 new full-time faculty members next year in an attempt to reverse years of class and staff reductions and improve student success. The push comes as the university is under...
  • UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison

    UCLA professor strikes deal in lab fire case, avoids prison
    UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran struck a deal with prosecutors Friday that all but frees him from criminal liability in the 2008 laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant. Charged with four felony counts of willfully violating state...
  • Saints build chemistry, end minicamp

    The Sports Xchange Saints build chemistry, end minicamp METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints wrapped up their off-season program after their final four days of organized team activities -- one of which was used on a paintball outing with the...
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  • Jeremy Denk, in words and music

    Jeremy Denk, in words and music
    These are illustrious times for the pianist and writer Jeremy Denk. Last year he won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship, was named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year and signed a book contract to expand a New Yorker article about piano lessons....