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  • Malcolm Renfrew dies at 103; chemist helped develop Teflon

    Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show. The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
  • Banning foam cups: City Council members conclude the cost outweighs the benefits

    Banning foam cups: City Council members conclude the cost outweighs the benefits
    At the Woody's Taco Island food truck, customers get their marinated tilapia, Caribbean fried rice and jerk chicken chili in cardboard containers, which are environmentally friendly. But at Mueller's Delicatessen, a family establishment in Northeast...
  • St. Mary's offers an education you can't find anywhere else

    St. Mary's offers an education you can't find anywhere else
    I recently read an article on the baltimoresun.com about St. Mary's College of Maryland ("St. Mary's: A cautionary tale for America's bloated higher education system," May 29). I am part of St. Mary's class of 2016, and the article offended me. While...
  • Tom Mison of 'Sleepy Hollow' on clothes, chemistry & Ichabod Crane

    Tom Mison of 'Sleepy Hollow' on clothes, chemistry & Ichabod Crane
    Ichabod Crane has battled an evil Headless Horseman and been baffled by an electric coffee maker in Fox's freshman fantasy hit "Sleepy Hollow." Yet one of the big topics on social media is the 18th century clothing he continues to wear weeks after...
  • Album review: Amir ElSaffar's 'Alchemy' connects cultures

    Jazz is built on exploring tradition, but nobody goes deeper with the idea than Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar. Long recognized for tapping a Middle Eastern melodic structure called the maqam, ElSaffar works with the Sumerian/Babylonian modes that...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • Careers in pharmaceutical sales can weather economic storms

    Careers in pharmaceutical sales can weather economic storms
    With a national and local economy on shaky ground, you may be searching for a recession-proof career field – one that stands the test of time, despite unstable economic conditions. Although there may not be recession-proof careers anymore, there...
  • Laguna students get synthetic antivenom work published

    Laguna students get synthetic antivenom work published
    What started four years ago with a Laguna Beach High School student's interest in snakes, coupled with a teacher's research, has turned into an ongoing project on the cusp of a breakthrough. Students in science teacher Steve Sogo's Advanced Chemical...
  • Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast

    Voyage to study effects of ocean acidification off U.S. West Coast
    A team of scientists is setting out on a research expedition along the U.S. West Coast to study ocean acidification, the greenhouse gas-driven change in the chemistry of seawater that has been called climate change’s “evil twin.”...
  • Trial decision delayed in UCLA lab death case

     
    A Los Angeles judge has delayed until mid-February her decision on whether UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran must stand trial on charges stemming from the December 2008 lab fire that killed staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri”...