| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending.
But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:37 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Eleanor Louise Taylor, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital chemist, died of coronary artery disease May 6 at the institution where she worked. The Catonsville resident was 90.
Born Eleanor Louise Harnishfeger in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Louis...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Naperville Unit District 203 may be changing up the order in which high school students take science classes.
Under the proposal, freshmen would start off with chemistry, sophomores would take biology and juniors would take physics.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The early candidate for rap album of the year begins with a mother warning her son to stop following in the footsteps of his incarcerated father.
The colorfully delivered advice was given to Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, the 24-year-old rapper better...