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  • What makes a Nobel laureate?

    What makes a Nobel laureate?
    This year's Nobel Prizes are being unveiled this week. Are there any predictors that point to who will be selected? Here's George Beadle's (medicine, 1958) response: "Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That'...
  • 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....
  • John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist

    John Cornforth dies at 96; Nobel Prize-winning chemist
    The difference between a glove for the left hand and one for the right is obvious to the human eye, even though the two are mirror images of each other. It is an easy task to distinguish between them and separate them from each other. Most biological...
  • Reconceived 'Phantom' with a reverence for the original

    Reconceived 'Phantom' with a reverence for the original
    Cameron Mackintosh has never believed that having an address not within haunting distance of Broadway should prevent you from a big night out — at the kind of show where you can clearly see that for which your hard-earned cash paid and that does not...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing
    DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA. Understanding...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...
  • Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age

    Laboratory glass blowers find themselves victim of the digital age
    Stan Sheldon places his blowtorch between two spinning glass tubes. He blows into a mouthpiece that looks like a cigarette perched on his bottom lip. Air enters one end of a tube and puffs up through smoldering, wilting glass. As the tubes appear near...
  • Hampton U. women have lengthy, successful road trip

    Hampton U. women have lengthy, successful road trip
    After two weeks, three states and five games, Hampton University’s women’s basketball team returned to campus Monday weary, but optimistic about the season ahead. The Lady Pirates went 3-2, won the Cal State Northridge tournament and...
  • Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

    Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
    When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
  • Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves

    Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves
    At the Swan and Dolphin Resort during this week's winter meetings, there are a lot of baseball experts talking about talent, resorting to on-base percentage and WAR to evaluate value. But how do you measure chemistry? How does having a good clubhouse...
  • 'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo

    'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo
    The cast of AMC's Breaking Bad has always had great chemistry, as the Emmy's have noted, but is the science any good? Organic chemist Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma hopes so. She's the one who has made sure the methamphetamine musings penned...