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  • Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way

    Chemistry on computers? Nobel Prize goes to scientists who led the way
    A University of Southern California professor and colleagues from Stanford and Harvard universities were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs to help predict complex chemical reactions....
  • Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists

    Chemistry Nobel puts a welcome spotlight on the theorists
    Theoretical chemists are celebrating the Nobel award to a trio of scientists whose groundbreaking research took chemistry out of the test tube and onto the computer chip. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Martin Karplus of Harvard University,...
  • Yvonne Brill dies at 88; developed revolutionary propulsion system

    Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill often referred to herself as an "only" — as in the sole woman in the room at a time when female scientists and engineers were exceedingly few. Brill began her career in 1945 and eventually developed a...
  • Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

    Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show. The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
  • Elwood Jensen dies at 92; his research spurred cancer treatments

    Elwood Jensen, a medical researcher whose ground-breaking work in the field of endocrinology and breast cancer led to revolutionary and life-saving treatments, died of complications from pneumonia on Dec. 16 in suburban Cincinnati, the University of...
  • Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry

    When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete. Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
  • PASSINGS: Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Lloyd Phillips, Donald F. Hornig

    Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
  • PASSINGS: Robert Morgan Fink, Gene Vollnogle, Dorothy McGuire Williamson

    Robert Morgan Fink Biochemist at UCLA Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
  • Makers of flame retardants cut ties with industry front group

    Makers of flame retardants cut ties with industry front group
    The world's major manufacturers of flame retardants officially cut ties Friday with an industry-funded front group that waged a deceptive campaign to fuel demand for the chemicals in household furniture, electronics, baby products and other goods....
  • Coupled in politics

     Coupled in politics
    Angelina and Brad, Kate and William, Hillary and Bill. We can't stop looking, and wondering — what's the magic? While People magazine and the tabloids have their tawdry approaches, distinguished historian William H. Chafe has a different angle. By...
  • Science revolution heading to Illinois schools

    Science revolution heading to Illinois schools
    As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions. By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...