| Jan 23, 2009
Birthplace: New York
Education: B.A., Brown University, 1962; graduate study at Princeton University
Career highlights: U.N. ambassador, 1999-2001; chief U.S. negotiator for 1995 Dayton peace accord for Bosnia-Herzegovina
| Feb 8, 2009
Thank God for Evolution
How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World
Viking: 432 pp., $24.95
The First Four Billion Years
Edited by Michael Ruse
and Joseph Travis
Belknap Press: 1,008 pp.,...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 2:26 PM
Of course everyone is entitled to an opinionbut you have to be a Bill Gates for that opinion to make it to prime time. Until now.
From a three-story loft on Venices Electric Avenue, Lisa Eisenpresser and a band of couch-sleeping, jeans-wearing, self-...
| May 11, 2008
A Proper Knowledge
Bellevue Literary Press: 208 pp., $22.95
MICHELLE LATIOLAIS' second novel, "A Proper Knowledge," is a book about healing. The story of Luke, whose autistic younger sister died when he was a teenager, it...
| Jun 25, 2007
Away from the noise and hustle and stink, the shriek of energy, the never-ending buzz that is Lagos, a man reclines on a gravestone, serenely reading a book.
His name is Immortal, and he sells life insurance. He says he is waiting for an angel.
| Jul 8, 2008
He took 15 AP classes in high school, and kicks himself for passing up two others. Now, he is graduating from UCLA, with a double major in English and Chicano Studies and a B-plus grade point average.
But for all his success, Miguel does not share the...
| Jul 24, 2006
Many of us are, shall we say, rather haphazard sunscreen users -- a fact that makes dermatologists apoplectic.
But, in this era of evidence-based medicine, three nagging questions remain: How much do we really need to worry about skin cancer? How tightly...
| Sep 24, 2009
Space scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that water exists on the moon, a discovery that helps complete a picture of a water-rich solar system and that could make colonizing our nearest neighbor in space much easier than previously thought....
| Oct 24, 2009
Ted Sizer, a former prep school headmaster and Harvard University dean who built an education reform movement that has endured for two decades despite its unfashionable opposition to government- imposed standards and emphasis on deep learning over...
| Nov 14, 2009
Scientists have found "significant" amounts of water in a crater at the moon's south pole, a major discovery that will dramatically revise the characterization of the moon as a dead world and likely make it a more attractive destination for future human...
| Jul 12, 2009
Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81.
The cause was complications of...